I’m revising manuscript number five of my not-yet-illustrious writing career. The story is complete, has been read one critique partner and revised, and is ready to go to beta readers. This story has heists, fight scenes and even kissing (new for me since my prior stories were middle grade), and I’m very excited about it.Continue reading “First Pages: My Search for the Un-put-downable Start of a Story”
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Writing for Fun: Reflections on a Workshop with Jo Knowles
When was the last time you did wrote just for fun? I have to admit I haven’t for a long time. It’s hard to squeeze writing time in around the rest of life, so when I get it, I feel pressure to be productive: write the next chapter, deepen a character arc, start on revisions. Something needsContinue reading “Writing for Fun: Reflections on a Workshop with Jo Knowles”
A Few Great Middle Grade Books for Your TBR List
After I finished patting myself on the back for reaching my 2015 reading goal in June in this post, it occurred to me that a few of my recent reads weren’t getting the “air time” they deserve. So while really enjoyed Cinder by Marissa Meyer and The Raven Boys by Maggie Steifvater, you don’t needContinue reading “A Few Great Middle Grade Books for Your TBR List”
How I Hit My 2015 Reading Goal in June.
2015 was the first year I had a goal for the number of books I wanted to read. In previous years, I read books, but not as many as I would have liked. There were always books that came up in writerly discussions that I felt I should have read, but hadn’t gotten to. IContinue reading “How I Hit My 2015 Reading Goal in June.”