Set against the unexpected splendor of an ostrich ranch in the California desert, April Dávila’s beautifully written debut conjures an absorbing and compelling heroine in a story of courage, family and forgiveness.
“A vivid, uplifting debut...”
Recent Blog Posts
Writing about weight empathetically and with research. This article covers understanding diverse experiences, mindful language, and fat stigma.
It’s Thanksgiving once again. As is tradition on my blog, I’d like to share a poem that captures the spirit of the holiday.
Embrace the freedom of a ‘crappy first draft’, overcome writing perfectionism, and learn how this approach can lead to unexpected insights.
What can we, as writers, glean from Greer’s masterful use of descriptive language? The answer lies in specificity.
Recognizing and dealing with your inner critic is one of the most important things you can do as a writer. That little beast will shut you down every time if […]
When we’re done with the first draft, how do you continue tracking progress as you work and keep yourself motivated?
If you were to take down all of my books and make a pile of read and unread, they would be about even. That’s intentional.
I love Scrivener’s Word Count tracker. With just a few clicks you set writing goals that work with your writing schedule.
It is absolutely worthwhile to hire help when you need it. Here are a few situations where hiring a writing coach could be beneficial.
Burnout is real, and it can happen at any time with any project. The good news is that your story isn’t doomed.