Dear Fellow Writer, My letters to you are meant as an encouragement and as a way for you to know that you are not alone in this endeavor. Whether you’ve been in the game for a while and have published or whether you haven’t, we’re all heading down the same road. That said, while I […]Read more "Dear Fellow Writer: Let’s Talk About S.N."
Dear Fellow Writer, One of the most valuable tools you need in your arsenal of writing is your individual voice. What is voice, you ask? Well, according to James Scott Bell in his book “Voice: The Secret Power of Great Writing” , Voice is: A combination of character, setting, page turning. A distinctive style, like […]Read more "Dear Fellow Writer: Do You!"
Dear Fellow Writers, This holiday has its roots in the ancient Roman festival of Lupercalia and was revamped by the Catholic church as a Christian feast in 496 or so. However, today it is a day (though overly commercialized like all holidays) which many get together with their significant other or other single friends and celebrate being together, […]Read more "Dear Fellow Writers: Happy Valentines Day"
Dear Fellow Writers, I do hope this letter finds you well and writing. It occurred to me the other day that one of the worst obstacles for us in starting our writing journey is We have so many fears and insecurities on a regular basis without adding the ones that come from wanting to write. […]Read more "Dear Fellow Writers: Face That Fear!"
Dear Aspiring Writers, There are so many of us who start by saying we’re going to write a book someday. We throw out hints of possibilities and dream of what could be. We stand at the precipice and tickle the idea with a feather and wonder, should I? Could I? Before long, we take the […]Read more "Dear Aspiring Writers"
Hello All! After a very rough sixteen month long hiatus filled with life changes, tragedies and injury, I have returned to blogging–sort of. As I stated in my last blog post of September, 2015, I’d started blogging in 2011 because I was told it’s what all writers who want to be successful do. Yeah, that didn’t […]Read more "A Personal Call To Arms"
It’s been a very long, hot and frustrating summer. None of what I took a blogging break to complete, got completed. Life butted in in a big way and caused all manner of upheavals. That said, I am in the process of reevaluating my writing career. No, don’t worry, I’m not giving up–I am just […]Read more "TO BLOG OR NOT TO BLOG"