Putting NaNoWriMo Behind Me

I love National Novel Writing Month. If not for that organization, I would not have found my writing group which is also my critique group. And my lunch group. And my gift exchange group. We have turned into a family of sorts because we understand each other and the need to create. And the need to be supported and have encouragement when we plunge into self-doubt. Continue reading “Putting NaNoWriMo Behind Me”

Mentoring

There are times when one steps outside one’s door, expecting to go down the street to the park. But something distracts you turn right and end up at the fire station. Such is the path of this blog post. I wanted to get more input on Romance Writers of America’s new Mentoring program. But searching for Mentoring brought me to a blog called All the Kissing. The particular post I landed on was written almost two years ago. But it is so perfect for this topic. I might as well stop typing and let you go read that! Continue reading “Mentoring”

So You Want to Be a Writer

If you look around on Pinterest, you will find authors’ quotes for every occasion. My only complaint about the quotes is that they often treat every writer as the same, and state that what worked for them will no doubt work for you. If not, you’re doing it wrong. Let’s take a look at some of these great quotes. Continue reading “So You Want to Be a Writer”

Right on Schedule!

Hello, friends! I know what you really, really want. You want to be a Rich, Famous Writer! You want to travel all expenses paid to speaking gigs and conferences to talk about writing. Maybe even write a book about writing with a catchy name like On Writing. And you want to be able to buy ridiculous things because you are so rich, you don’t know what to do with all the money! Want to know how to accomplish that? Of course you do! Now, pay attention. Continue reading “Right on Schedule!”

Many of My BFFs are Writers

If you are a writer and you don’t know any other writers well enough to say, “Let’s go get coffee and talk about the plot,” you have a serious problem. Sure, people you know will talk out the plot with you. They will listen to you rant about the characters, and they will nod knowingly when you talk about publishing. But they have a very slight chance of knowing what the whole world of a writer is about. Continue reading “Many of My BFFs are Writers”