Happy Tuesday, friends! Today, I’m talking about choosing NOW to write that “thing” you’ve always wanted to write, whether it be a poem or a novel or a memoir… And I’m also sharing some tips for preparing for NaNoWriMo (and even hiring yours truly as a Writing Coach). Enjoy!… Read More Tuesday Motivation: Is This Your Year to Write Your First Book?
It came to me in a dream—really. Here is Chapter One from my novella / maybe novel, “Sam.” I hope you enjoy. Writing this feels perfect, but also something like grief. … Read More Chapter One
Here’s a confession-esque piece on my first attempt at #PitMad today, what I believe I learned, and what I plan to improve for next time. Enjoy! #Pitch #Novel #WIP #WriterstoAgents #PitMad #Twitter… Read More March 2019: My First Attempt at #PitMad
Hi everyone and Happy Tuesday! And HAPPY FALL! This is my favorite-favorite time of year: the weather is just how I like it, I love all the colors and smells, pumpkins and costumes, creepy things, and the impending doom that is winter and all that I always pile on myself around this time of year.… Read More Hello Fall! Here’s What’s Coming in October.
Even when you read regularly, it takes time to find something truly great; but every once in a while, there will be a book, a poem, a story, that truly turns you on your heel, holds you in place, and keeps you loving, recommending and discussing that piece for months. Though first described to… Read More The Surrealist and Bodily Nature of Grief: Reading Kristin Bair O’Keeffe’s The Art of Floating
After reading Désirée Zamorano’s The Amado Women, many readers have claimed to have found a new story with women who are more properly, culturally portrayed, an interesting story which offers new commentary on the larger themes of love and loss, family and finding strength in numbers and learning from our past. As I begin… Read More A Unique Design of Women and Culture: Reading Desiree Zamorano’s The Amado Women
I. “I have not read this author’s books, and if I have read them I have forgotten what they were about.” These words are reported as having been uttered in our midst not a hundred years ago, publicly, from the seat of justice, by a civic magistrate. The words of our municipal rulers have a… Read More Joseph Conrad’s “Advice on Writing a Novel”