I don’t know why I find edits so draining. Writing is invigorating. I can go a full day of feverish typing and never feel tired, but when editing time comes, just an hour of work and it’s like someone siphoned off all my strength. Seriously. Shoot me now. This is the reason I edit as… Continue reading Exhausting Edits
When I talk about independent characters, I don’t mean character traits and writing them just so. Granted, a strong character is a goal, always, but that is an entirely separate issue for me. When I talk about independent characters, mean those people who supposedly are figments of my imagination, completely made and controlled by me,… Continue reading Those Independent Characters
I have a confession. I was the child that drove teachers crazy. I was the one with the math book open when we’d moved on to reading, the one who couldn’t answer the question because I never heard the teacher ask it, the one who was always staring out the window and lost in my… Continue reading Daydream Believer
The DSRA meets the third Saturday of every month at Thompson Library in Little Rock, Arkansas. Guests may visit up to three times before joining, and while we are a romance group, all genres are welcome. For more information about upcoming programs, visit our website at http://www.dsra-rwa.com. ~~~~~~~~~~~~ February Meeting: Social Media by Voirey Linger… Continue reading February Program: Branding Yourself
Yesterday was Valentine’s Day, but for me the celebration is today… when all that chocolate goes on sale. I don’t celebrate Valentine’s Day. In fact, I usually consider it a bit of a hassle. It’s one of those dates that would always sneak up on me, then it was a mad dash to the store… Continue reading L’amour?
This is the time of year when I like to stop and tale a look back at my writing journey. I’ve had a lot of fits and starts along the way. I was always a good writer, but I’ve learned there is a lot more that goes into writing than the words I put on… Continue reading The Learning Curve
This month, I had the interesting experience of helping my friend get her career plan mapped. Like many writers, she had ideas about what she wanted to accomplish but not much idea of how she was going to get from point A to point B. Very few people go into writing with a good idea… Continue reading Mapping Your Career Plan