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

Revision, Writers

Rejection and Persistence-The Writing Life

I saved this Ray Bradbury quote. Not because I plan to wallpaper a room with rejection slips but to remind myself that my list of rejection e-mails for two of my manuscripts amounts to maybe a quarter of a wall. Rejection emails don't phase me too much anymore. With a click of a button, they slide… Continue reading Rejection and Persistence-The Writing Life

Writing, writing conferences, writing tips

Lessons Learned at the WD Conference

  Two words for the Writer's Digest Novel Conference in L.A: Worth It! A couple of weeks of craft workshops jammed into two and a half days may be overwhelming, but there was lots of value for $249. Twenty plus pages of facts, thoughts, post-its to self, and business cards fill my note book so this… Continue reading Lessons Learned at the WD Conference

Encouragement, Strong Women, Writing

Agent: What I Wish Writer’s Knew

After a short birthday break in beautiful San Diego, California, I'm back to my writer's world, feeling a little down. Like many writers one gets discouraged after a couple of years or five. I'm most happy when I'm writing stories, following the character on a journey, ending up in places I hadn't intended. I have… Continue reading Agent: What I Wish Writer’s Knew