Writing

Five Books On Writing You Need to Read

I’m constantly evolving as a writer and that is never more true than the times I find myself wokring on a new outline or a tough revision instead of writing new words. That is when I turn to the collection of craft books on my shelves for help...

My First Rejection

You never forget your first. I know that saying is more often used in reference to something else (wink, wink, nudge, nudge) but the same sentiment can also be applied to rejection letters. Recently, while sorting through boxes of papers in my home...

Just Keep Swimming

Is it really February already? Also, how is it only February? The pandemic has made me feel like time no longer has any meaning. I can go days without knowing what actual day it is and then panic when I realize how much time has passed. I am...

How to Build Your Author Brand

As if writing and revising a book wasn’t hard enough, in today’s digital world, authors are also being called upon to do a lot more self-promotion. While this is a daunting task for anyone, it can be even more overwhelming for a person...

Unstuck

Unstuck

Truth: after making great headway with my next book during my recent writing retreat, I’ve been stuck. My characters stopped talking to me. Imposter syndrome washed over me in a big way. Everything I tried to write was crap. It got to the point...