When you want to be a career author you can't just write when the muse is singing. Sometimes you do need a little butt glue to keep you from wandering around doing everything but writing. That's true... except when it isn't. Is butt glue always necessary? Today I learned a very interesting thing about my … Continue reading Is Butt Glue Necessary When Writing?
I had the loveliest, un-writerly night last night. I didn't read a book on Craft. I didn't read any blogs about writing. I didn't read a book or watch a movie in order to dissect it. I didn't even read my email. I wasn't waiting for my Muse, nor was I adhering butt glue in … Continue reading Sometimes You Just Need a Break
The road to publication is filled with pain and tears... bloodshed... mayhem.... I'm being melodramatic here. Of course, that could just be that I've recently read several posts about how painful the publication process can be and how difficult it is to write good fiction. Here's a small sampling: "This is literally years of work you're seeing. … Continue reading 4 Links To Overcome Publishing Despair
Great information abounds on the internet, but it can be difficult to find unless someone leaves a "signpost" for you pointing the way. Here are seven links that can help you in your pursuit of your writing career. Writing in the Face of Fear -- This post covers ways to overcome every writer's fear of writing … Continue reading 7 Links To Encourage The Writer In You
My husband is a big Star Wars fan. He watches all six movies often, though there's a couple he watches more often than the rest. He collects the action figures (never call them toys to a "true" collector). He rushes to the video store that sells the comic books the same day they call him … Continue reading Critters Makes for Better Writing