Writing

How to Declutter Your Frightening Writing Space

Please excuse my wording, but I have too much crap in my writing area. My bulletin board is cluttered with post-its, cards, and pins all askew. To make things worse, someone figured my room needed a few empty Amazon boxes, along with the cat's scratching treehouse, and I haven't filed bills in six months. Given… Continue reading How to Declutter Your Frightening Writing Space

Encouragement, Inspiration, Writing

Two Ways to Fight #Writers Fear

Let's be honest. We writers have several fears about writing. If we haven't published anywhere, we fear to call ourselves a writer. Many times we fear judgment about what we write, so we stall, procrastinate and write on the surface. We fear we don't have an MFA and don't know enough about the writing craft.… Continue reading Two Ways to Fight #Writers Fear

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, Writing Resources, writing tips

Merry Christmas and Happy Writing with Helpful Links

  It's almost tamale making time so I'll be deep into making various traditional and vegan tamales with the family. But before that happens, I wanted to wish you all a Merry Christmas. I hope you are enjoying your time with your loved ones and continuing or making new traditions. The time between Christmas Day… Continue reading Merry Christmas and Happy Writing with Helpful Links