I was talking with a friend recently who is feeling daunted by some writing she wants to do. She's a consultant in the non-profit sector and would like to write a series of articles for her own website about some of the things she has learned, things … [Continue reading] about 6 Obstacles to Writing (and how to move past them)
Color coding Scrivener is one of my favorite little writerly tricks. It's just so freaking handy. Here's how it works. In the binder of your project simply right-click on any item (or selection of items) and move your mouse down the resulting … [Continue reading] about Color Coding Scrivener
Image from the PFWA program. This past weekend, I had the pleasure of attending the Pasadena Festival of Women Authors. It's the forth time I've gone and once again I walked away feeling inspired. (You can read about previous years here and … [Continue reading] about Do You Write For Yourself Or For Your Readers?
In honor of Autism Awareness Day, I'm interviewing Jason Vance, the author of a new book for kids titled "Just Like You." The story follows Max, a second grader with autism, when his family moves and Max has to change schools. Jason Vance is a … [Continue reading] about Celebrate Autism Awareness
I've been reflecting lately on this unique period of time I find myself in: I have a publishing deal, but my book isn't out yet. It's this magical land wherein I have the proof of concept in hand (my book is getting published!), but there's … [Continue reading] about Being Engaged
I'm fascinated by how stories use their narrators, because it's not as simple as first person, second person, third. In my reading (and I read a lot), I've noticed that the books I love the most, the books that simply lift off the page and envelope … [Continue reading] about Consider the Narrator