Creative Writing, Writing, Writing Inspiration, Writing Process

A Writer’s Life

So, that's me up there in the center circle! For years, I've written flash fiction, short stories and novels. Sometimes they are published and most times they are not. But, I celebrate the wins along the writing way. I'm a finalist for SheWrites Press and SparkPress fourth annual contest. There will be two winners: One… Continue reading A Writer’s Life

Encouragement, Writing

Seven of Many Reasons Why Lit Agents Reject Your MS

In my neverending quest to move my manuscript (MS) to a literary agent and onto publication, I read info from a few 'writerly' resources. One of these stores of knowledge comes from Meg La Torre of iWriterly YouTube videos. I love that she gets to the point, the videos are brief but cover the subject,… Continue reading Seven of Many Reasons Why Lit Agents Reject Your MS

Writing

How an Instagram Challenge Improved My Writing Life

The battle proved long but victorious. She Writes Press came up with a challenge for writers at the end of April and I thought, 'why not.' This seemed to be an easy way to post on social media and see what other people experienced in their writing life. Scanning my feed on Instagram is quick… Continue reading How an Instagram Challenge Improved My Writing Life

Encouragement, Writing

How to Murder a Draft, Resurrect A Better Story

    Do you ever want to throw your work in progress away? Chuck the manuscript you've worked on for years? If you're a writer, you've been there and done that. The last few months I've taken writing classes with an editor, Toni Lopopolo and her assistant, Lisa Angle. We're a small group of writers… Continue reading How to Murder a Draft, Resurrect A Better Story