We all know writers are vampires. They come alive at night to drink ink from the pens of the living, and spend ungodly hours writing until they are weak and weeping from the deaths caused by their words. Sometimes it can be hard to re-emerge from that world. By now I think my friends have... Continue Reading →
When you hear something often enough, you begin to believe it. That you aren't good enough to be a writer. That there's no way you can break into traditional publishing. It's all part of the writer's world myth. As writers, we wish you would stop believing. . . That you should write to your audience.... Continue Reading →
Remember--- behind the illusion of overnight success are years of struggle and failure. One doesn't reach their dreams by simply wishing.
We all had to begin somewhere. Young wide-eyed writers with dreams and pen and ink and the courage to change the world. We had much to learn. . .but we have no idea the journey that laid before us. I asked my writer friends what they wished their younger self knew about writing: ". .... Continue Reading →
Whether you're at a family visit or a party with friends, keep a notebook on hand. You never know when someone's off-the-wall statements may inspire an idea.
I usually don't feel inspired to write. It's partway through that you start thinking, "This is awesome and I'm glad I'm writing today. "
"Write like a child?" you complain. "Are you out of your mind? The stories I wrote as a kid are utter trash!" I'm not talking about grammar or sentence structure or (goodness knows) thin plots that riddled our infantile writings. I'm talking about the wonder. The ability to lose yourself in a fictional world. Set yourself free. And... Continue Reading →
Hi, Dana! Thank you for joining us today! How long have you been writing? What inspired your quest to become a writer? I’ve been seriously writing for almost seven years. Before that, I was more of a dreamer. I was enamored with the idea of being an author. I’ve dabbled in writing since I was a... Continue Reading →
You spot a bookstore on your way to the grocery store. You... (A) Scout out the place and decide to return later when you have more time to browse (B) Drive on. You don't need more books, anyway (C) Spend all your grocery money on books (D) Apply for a new credit card so you... Continue Reading →