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, Inspiration, Writing, Writing blogs, Writing groups

How Writing Goals Are The Secret Ingredient…

  to becoming a better writer. Last night I met with my six writing sisters, a creative group of fascinating women who write stories and poems. This was our first meeting of the new year. In 2015, we left behind numerous rejection letters, rewriting queries until all the cows came home, and some awesome writing… Continue reading How Writing Goals Are The Secret Ingredient…

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

Books, Encouragement, Writing

Writing From the Neck Down-advice from Janet Fitch

One of the greatest rewards of attending A Room of Her Own (AROHO) writer's retreat was the ability to listen to writers I've long admired. One of these writers is Janet Fitch, the author of a beloved book of mine: White Oleander. When I read White Oleander, back in 2001, I was working with youthful… Continue reading Writing From the Neck Down-advice from Janet Fitch