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Archive for Writing Fiction

New Year Pep Talk

New Year Pep Talk

My advice is more like a pep talk. But isn’t that what the new year is for? Giving ourselves [...]

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Golden Nuggets from a Recovering Deny-er

Golden Nuggets from a Recovering Deny-er

I’m a writer. I’m not published, mind you—and I may very well never be—but that doesn’t make me any [...]

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What I Wished I’d Known Then

What I Wished I’d Known Then

Over the years I’ve learned many things about the writing game. The thing is, many of those little nuggets [...]

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Perfect is Subjective

Perfect is Subjective

Your manuscript must be perfect when you submit it to agents or editors. Every aspiring writer has read or heard [...]

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Headline news

Headline news

For seven years, I was a bonafide Girl Friday, a Lois Lane, a Nellie Bly: I was a newspaper reporter. [...]

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My Cup Overflows

My Cup Overflows

Advice. Sometimes it’s great and sometimes it’s unwanted. Sometimes we ask for it, and other times it’s unsolicited. Sometimes [...]

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Eclectic Quotes

Eclectic Quotes

The great thing about quotes is that, in a sparsity of words, they sum up life lessons or great wisdom [...]

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Inksper Books & Starbucks Bundle

Inksper Books & Starbucks Bundle

Personally, I’m not a coffee drinker (I know, that’s practically sacriligious, especially for a Minnesota Lutheran, don’tchya know!), but [...]

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Writerly musings

Writerly musings

And no two writes write the same way either. Good to remember when you start comparing yourself to others. [...]

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Straight From Stephen King’s Mouth

Straight From Stephen King’s Mouth

Stephen King has some great writing quotes. For some reason he makes it simple enough that even I can [...]

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