Because we can write anywhere. Anytime. Lock us up at home, tell us we can’t go in to work, but that won’t prevent us from writing! How lucky are we that our passion can’t be disrupted? If you find yourself locked down at home, this is our time. We can trade our would-be work commutes... Continue Reading →
Music: The Key To Your Best Writing Ideas
Listen to the full discussion here: “Everyone, stay calm!” Dialogue paced back and forth. Description and Character Development huddled in the corner. Pacing, Conflict, and Plot crowded the exit after they failed to break it down. *** You look through your backpack for the third time, confirming once again that your new earbuds aren’t there.... Continue Reading →
The Secret Ingredient For A Writer’s Success: A Dry Erase Board
Bake on high for the rest of your life! This dry erase board will heat up your passion to accomplish your goals. Every day, every week, you will get it all done.
Welcome! Below is a short piece I wrote for you. If you don't prefer to read, listen along instead: Photos of wedding flowers littered the table for the past hour. Across the table, the florist held stems of roses and carnations and ferns. My future mother-in-law sat on my right and my mother sat on... Continue Reading →
Wine to Words
Edited by my friend, Allison Minnick, I have a Christmas short I wrote to share with you all this year. Enjoy and happy holidays! She sat on the ground of her garage doused in wine and stared at the shards of glass sprinkled around her. The aromas of oaky merlot and sweet pinot grigio... Continue Reading →
Top 3 Tips On How To Improve As A Writer
As a writer, I am sure you have received plenty of advice on how to become a better writer. There are many ways to improve, but I have boiled it all down to three tips--the best and simplest tips I have learned so far. I hope this helps you in your writerly life! Want to... Continue Reading →
Why Should Writers Use Twitter?
For many people outside of the marketing realm, social media sometimes has a negative connotation. For us writers, that is definitely not the case. It's far more than scrolling through newsfeeds for hours or catching up on what celebrity broke up with their long-time boyfriend (gasp!). I would go so far as to say that... Continue Reading →
The First Time You Read Your First Draft
You've dusted off your first draft of your novel after abandoning it for weeks or even months, and it's time for the first read. Maybe you are printing it and your heart is pounding as the printer spits out each page that you wrote. Maybe you are opening its saved document and you can't start reading until you... Continue Reading →
Your 100-Word Challenge Awaits
A challenge I have always faced in writing is trying to be less wordy. Whether it was academic or creative writing, I always wrote too many words, and sometimes still do. This was a major focus for me during grad school: say more by writing less. Listen to the full discussion here: Some tips for... Continue Reading →