That’s a big question, and one we forget to ask. What we find ourselves asking is why can’t I write, and there are a list of reasons. Too tired after a long day. Too busy at work. Family obligations Stressed, sick or just too brain dead. The list is long, I know, I’ve used almost… Continue reading Why do I write?
Recently, spurred by nostalgia brought on by my first post here last month, I revisited my first book series, The P.J. Stone Gates Trilogy. This series brought so many amazing people into my life that I couldn’t even begin to list them all here. So I won’t for fear of leaving someone out. I… Continue reading Ummm… I did NOT write that, did I? ~ D.T. Dyllin
Once upon a time, I joined this snazzy little group of writers who have a website called READerlicious.com. We were more than critique partners. We became fast friends. Yes, all of us. One day last year, we discussed flying cross-country to meet up and take a week long class together. The master writing class (AKA Margie Lawson’s Immersion… Continue reading Getting Out of the Cave ~ Brinda Berry
Life is fast. Deadlines are close. Time is short. But if you want the most out or your brain you have to take care of it. What’s the key? Sleep. Hydration. Nutrition. Sex. Sleep: 7 to 8 hours of sleep per night increases your attentions span, peps your mood, and allows you to use your… Continue reading Megan’s Tips for Fueling the Writer
Revising is part of the writing process. New writers may not get this. It’s easy to think writing the end of a first draft is the hardest part. And it is a GREAT milestone–don’t get me wrong. But for me, revising is actually more difficult than the first draft. Today, I’m sharing a few of… Continue reading Write It Again, Sam ~ Brinda Berry
***This is a repost from years ago…because I need to remember these handy tips while I stare at a deadline that the beauty and unpredictability of summer are making difficult to reach.*** The one sure thing in life is change. Like the seasons, some are predictable. Others, like a bump in release date, are not. Alterations range from… Continue reading Megan Mitcham – Bend Don’t Break
by Harriet Hale Three weeks ago I signed my first publishing contract. I’m thrilled … seriously. I can’t say that sentence without grinning like a moron. However, it’s also daunting because now I’m a working writer. Suddenly this thing I do in my spare time while sitting on my sofa has a purpose. And I… Continue reading Working writer