Healing, Latino culture, Mexican traditions, Writing

Heartbreak, Love Potions and Curanderas

If there's a book that you want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it-Toni Morrison Writing, especially novels is a long hard road. Sometimes people ask, "Are you finished yet?" "What's happening with that story you told me about?" Oh, that story. Well, three years later I'm finished with… Continue reading Heartbreak, Love Potions and Curanderas

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

Writing

Write or Die-Valuable Tips to Keep Your Writing Alive

Write or die. This is the message my October writing life sent me. To that end, I went on a writing retreat with my group, WOmen Who Write (WoWW), attended SCWBI's Writer's Day, enrolled in an online University of Iowa workshop (free), and attended the Los Angeles Writer's Digest Conference. I'm a little tired from… Continue reading Write or Die-Valuable Tips to Keep Your Writing Alive

Amazon Kindle, Character building, Encouragement, show don't tell, Writing, writing tips

Three Ways To Skyrocket Blah #Writing To Amazing

  Last night I read my short story to an audience of 80+. My son, brother, and some friends came out to hear me read and accept my award, which made me a little nervous but their presence meant a lot to me. The positive comments afterward helped lift me up from the weariness I and… Continue reading Three Ways To Skyrocket Blah #Writing To Amazing