Guest Post: Angie Richmond

Today I have a special guest. If memory serves me correctly, we met during NaNoWriMo word wars. Since then, we’ve been online buddies and I always look forward to Angie’s cheerful, humorous, and inspiring tweets. I asked her to share the news about her latest creative adventure in hopes that you might be inspired as[…]

Creative Challenge: Ten Words (Foreign Identity Giveaway)

There’s been a lot of buzz lately about my recently published novel, Foreign Identity. I’ve talked about the genre and how it’s not quite conventional. I’ve had a couple of giveaways. (If you didn’t win, then keep reading. You’re about to get another chance to enter.)

Pinterest for Writers

  Pinterest. It’s the latest craze on the internet. It can be extremely addictive. Being a visually-oriented person (maybe more than most), I was immediately drawn to join the masses and start creating my own pin boards. Fortunately, unlike many people, I’ve been able to [mostly] keep a rein on myself and pretty strictly regulate my[…]

7 Steps to Get Your Groove Back When You’ve Lost Your Writing Rhythm

Today I have a special guest. The lovely and talented Cynthia Morris shares some tips on how to get back into your groove as a writer. Enjoy! ~ You know the feeling – you’re writing regularly, feeling the flow of your unique writing impulse. You’re making headway on your project and you feel gooood. Then[…]

Why and How You Should Support Other Writers

The digital era is changing the face of publishing. You hear that all the time, right? Traditional publishing houses are dying out. A new marketplace surging with indie authors and e-books is the turbulent ocean trying to sink that very old ship. And right now we’re in the murkiest, most volatile of waters. It’s a[…]

What Is JuNoWriMo?

I tweeted a few days back that I’d be participating in JuNoWriMo. Then I got a handful of tweets asking what the heck I was talking about. So what is it? JuNoWriMo is a motivational tool to write a novel (50,000 words) in thirty days. You’ve heard of National Novel Writing Month, right? (If not,[…]

Why Do You Write?

Have you ever asked yourself that question? If not, take a minute and ask yourself now. Why do you write? I don’t know if I had ever directly questioned why I write. I’ve only been writing [regularly] for fewer than three years. Still, that’s not an excuse for avoiding the analysis of something that takes up[…]

NaNoWriMo 2011 is Here!

Attention all novelists! November is upon us! (No, seriously. It’s all-up-ons. Like hot chicks on Strong Bad.) Come one, come all! Join me in the whirlwind mayhem that is: writing 50,000 words in 30 days – National Novel Writing Month! I’m excited – can you tell? I’ve gone to great lengths to prepare for this[…]