Yes!!! I have survived the dreaded head cold and am now so excitedly ripping through my current project, that simply can't bear to take a break. So, I'm going to call this Wednesday a blogging "cheat" day and recycle one of the articles from my most recent newsletter (which you can sign up for HERE … Continue reading Writing the Day Away
What do writers like to do most of all? Okay, besides dream of red wine (or other tipple) coming directly from the faucet tap. It's reading! Writers LOVE (or should love) to read. And the best part about this love is that, unlike the possibility of ever-flowing wine, reading will help you be a better … Continue reading Read Your Way to Better Writing
I hadn't planned on doing much of a writing post for this week's Writing Wednesday, but sometimes the blog gods play nice and toss me a bit of blog-o-rific inspiration to share with you. And that little doggy bone of inspiration showed up in the pages of Hemingway as I was doing a bit of … Continue reading Papa’s Writing Advice
I know, shame on me, it's been quite sometime since I've shared something that tickled my fancy. That's not to say I've been living in a locked cell with no exposure to the outside world (okay, maybe some days), I've just been too busy to blog (in fact, there's been loads of wonderful films and … Continue reading Saturday Selections: Mr. Mercedes (novel)
Like any book lover I have shelves full of books that I have every intention of reading but somehow never get to. One of these shelves is dedicated to my mostly-unread Stephen King novels. I've been reading King since I was a kid (which could explain a lot about the routes my brain takes) and … Continue reading Saturday Selections: The Tommyknockers (novel)
As I mentioned recently, I'm heading into the oh-so-long process of revising the second book of my fantasy series The Osteria Chronicles. Part of my revision ritual is to re-read some of the top books I've found for fiction writers to refresh my memory of certain techniques, help myself hone in on my weak areas, … Continue reading Saturday Selections: My Top 5 Books for Writers
Last week I dosed you up with ways to kick your imaginary writer's block to the curb. One of my tips was to read a book on writing to inspire yourself when you feel stuck. And then cruel, cruel me left it at that. No recommendations, no advice for picking a writing book, nothing. To … Continue reading Need a Writing Kick? Read a Book!
I had no idea what I wanted to write this week. I don't call this writer's block since you know I don't believe in that (see last week's post for details). Rather, I was uncertain what portion of my life I wanted to blurt out to the world this week. Then, as the cat meowed … Continue reading Life Is Too Short…