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 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"
I do hope you have enjoyed the various blog series’ and stories over this past year. I want to thank all of you who have followed me for the first time this year and those of you who have read and commented. Your insights and encouragements have been invaluable. I wish everyone a very Merry […]Read more "MY THANKS"
Last week, I touched on time (or lack thereof) being one of the impediments to finishing strong in NaNoWriMo. This week, I’d like to speak of another. It is the dreaded Inner Editor. We’ll call him Eddie for short. You see, normally, Eddie is happy to tell you about every word that is misspelled, all […]Read more "naNO EDITING"
Actually, this post is dedicated to all of the writers struggling to stay encouraged. Last week, I submitted a short story for a contest. After the submission, I found out that there were some plot issues that should have been fixed. I went from being proud of myself and hopeful, to kicking myself and wanting […]Read more "THIS ONE’S DEDICATED TO THE WRITERS I LOVE"
As a novice writer, I spend some of my time looking for ways to learn the craft of writing. However, most of what I find on the Internet is articles and discussions about Publishing. While it is great to get that information (for later), novice writers really need to focus on the writing craft more […]Read more "YEAH, I’M WRITING ABOUT…WRITING"