FOR THE WRITER ~ Self-Editing

FOR THE WRITER ~ Self-Editing

So you’ve written a novel and polished it until it shines. Now you’re ready to submit to an agent or editor–at least you think you are. Then you take another glance and find you’ve overused a word or your sentence structure is too similar in places. No matter...
FOR THE WRITER ~ Finding Time to Write in a Pandemic

FOR THE WRITER ~ Finding Time to Write in a Pandemic

The pandemic has changed a lot in our lives! Some may find the extra time at home conducive to their writing, while others are struggling to find a quiet corner in their household to unleash their creative energies! To be serious about writing, one has to be...
FOR THE WRITER ~ Pondering Your Life’s Dream

FOR THE WRITER ~ Pondering Your Life’s Dream

Every novel writer dreams of making it big, landing a contract with a large publishing house and selling millions of copies. Unfortunately, very few writers realize that dream. Most of us will travel a more subtle path, one that likely includes less...
FOR THE WRITER ~ Facing the Blank Page

FOR THE WRITER ~ Facing the Blank Page

Every writer faces dry times, when the words just won’t flow. That blank page (or screen) can seem like an insurmountable barrier, especially when moving from one project to the next. If you’re like me, the thought of starting a new novel both excites and overwhelms...
FOR THE WRITER ~ Goal-Setting

FOR THE WRITER ~ Goal-Setting

We all have dreams…those driving pulses that spur us to action and set our souls afire. Whether small or great, each of us have deep-seeded wishes we’d like to fulfill. For me, it’s writing. Nothing ignites my creative energies like sitting down at my computer...
Dreams Take Time ~ Don’t Give Up

Dreams Take Time ~ Don’t Give Up

When I was in high school, I saw a PBS film entitled, My Brilliant Career, based on the true story of a sixteen year old girl who had written and published a book. I was mesmerized by the idea. When my high school English teacher urged me to enter a local college...