Music can be a writer’s muse. Some listen while they write with heads bobbing in time to the beat. Others listen to lyrics and dream of the story. Are you a writer you loves to listen while you work? There are many online resources for music. I recently discovered a website called Playlist.com. The… Continue reading The Music Muse
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
I can always count on my fellow authors to point me in the right direction when I have a problem. During our recent Christmas party, several authors let me in on a valuable secret. Okay…it’s not really a secret. It was only a secret because I didn’t know about it. I thought I knew about… Continue reading Evernote is My New Best Friend
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
Dear Santa, As a writer, there are some things that wordsmiths love to receive. Please take note of the list below or pass it on to my loved ones who have considered buying me some house slippers or a new vacuum cleaner. Santa, I’ve placed some prices alongside each item purely to help you know… Continue reading The Writer’s Christmas List
I’m thiiiiiiiiis close to finishing the first draft of my current work in progress. Of course, I’ve been thiiiiiiiiis close to finishing for over a week now, and I have a deadline looming. Eep! You’d think I would just push through, right? The end is in sight. It’s right there. Still, I can’t quite make… Continue reading Thiiiiiis close!