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

Encouragement, Faith, Inspiration, life lessons

How To Live Before You Die

  The last week was a blur. I attended the Association of Writing Professionals (AWP) 43rd conference at the Los Angeles Convention Center with three of my writing group sisters. The week of 'conferencing' was a good one, inspiring and fun, but when I say conference I mean a 12,000 peopled flow of writers, editors,… Continue reading How To Live Before You Die

Inspiration, Travel, Writing

Six Bits of Wisdom on Writing Conferences

Hello, everyone. I'm back from the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrator's (SCWBI) Conference in L.A and A Room of Her Own (AROHO) writing retreat at Ghost Ranch, Abiquiú, New Mexico. Both conferences were packed with information. I loved my time in Abiqui, New Mexico, it's a gorgeous place for writer workshops. SCBWI had… Continue reading Six Bits of Wisdom on Writing Conferences

Inspiration, Self Care, Travel, Writing

Finding My Oasis Among 12,000 People

Imagine 12,000 people at a convention center, every escalator step filled, rising slowly through six floors packed with hundreds of people scurrying this way and that to rooms with 400 or more writers eager to jot down tips-maybe secrets-to writing stories. This bee hive of activity quickly led me to my saturation point after two… Continue reading Finding My Oasis Among 12,000 People