I just wanted to take a moment to talk about a subject near and dear to my heart. It’s something that is very important and flows through everything I do as a writer.I am talking about procrastination. Its something we all probably keep close by at all times. Just like a common cold or a… Continue reading Combating the Roots of Procrastination
I always fucking hated reporters notebooks. You know, the ones that flip vertically? They’re about the size of a hamburger and feel awkward in your hands? Yeah. Hate those. My mom was the School Supply Lady, though, and for whatever reason I always had 19 of those suckers laying around. One in every color.One of… Continue reading Forget tears. Music has always moved me to words.
The next generation of authors might just be sitting in the plastic, uncomfortable desk chairs that I have strategically arranged so that they are not sitting next to someone that they will talk with during my entire lesson.As a reading teacher, I have the opportunity to engage students at a deeper level. I learn what… Continue reading The Next Generation of Authors
I think I have ADD.If I do, I wish it was ADHD, I’d probably get more done. Day by day, month by month, year by year.And this year above all others, there’s SO much to do. After our latest business meeting in January, where we set a publishing schedule for the first time (YAY!) our… Continue reading To Infinity and…Wait. Look, Shiny!
It was my turn to write up a post for the Wordwraiths … and I wasn’t sure what I was going to write.Then I was mentioned in a post on Jolly Fish Press’s blog about How To Become a Better Social Media Networker (thanks Reece Hanzon!), and an author friend suggested I do a master post… Continue reading Social Media for Writers – The Master Post!
What wakes you up in the middle of the night? A crying baby? Perhaps a thunder storm or a cat sitting on your head? Commonly being woken up in the middle of the night is not something I look forward to. It is stressful and annoying.But every once in a while I find myself being… Continue reading The feathers of inspiration
This week we see a guest post from John Sanders. He enlightens us on his journey of becoming a writer. Once upon a time, there lived a boy who dreamed of fighting dragons on a far away planet. He read every last book ever written about this planet and loved the heroines of the stories.… Continue reading Why Do We Tell Stories?
During Nanowrimo, we usually plan a marathon day halfway through the month for us to dedicate the entire day to our writing. This year, we decided to take our party on the road. Or tracks, I should say. We hopped on an Amtrak line called the River Runner, from Kansas City to the small German… Continue reading Nano Train 2015
One of the members of my writing group was recently rejected by a publishing house. Her experienced filled me with an unexpected emotion: envy. Allow me to explain.Years ago, I remember hearing a drill sergeant responsible for preparing soldiers for combat explaining survivor’s remorse. Basically, he told the interviewer, one of the potential occurrences he… Continue reading The Positive Power of Rejection
Sometimes writing is hard. There have been many occasions where I have sat at my desk, or on my bed, and stared at a blank screen for longer than I probably should have. I’ve typed a sentence then deleted it. I’ve written many lengthy paragraphs and dialogues before deciding that it was crap and moved… Continue reading Only One Direction to Go