As I announced yesterday, I am going to spend this week on the blog sharing some words of literary wisdom from some of my wonderful writer friends. This is the first of several guest blogs for the week focused on
Marni Mann’s Books Now in Young Adult Editions Fellow Florida writer, friend, and all-around great gal, Marni Mann made a big splash with her two novels about addiction: Memoirs Aren’t Fairytales and Scars from a Memoir. Marni’s publisher has now
CRAZY! That’s a great way to describe my writing life the last few months. Here’s what I’ve been working on: Trying to finish a draft of one long-standing writing project that isn’t my own (I’m writing based on a story
I was asked to write a post on the topic: How do I know when a story is ready for submission? My fine writing friends over at the 5Writers blog posted my response. You can read it here.
Late last week, the computer models (all six million of them) were projecting that the tropical storm named Isaac would spend the last part of the weekend and the beginning of the week pounding one side of Florida or the
I was writing a brief critique this week, and as I wrote something like, “You’ve done a nice job of telling this tale,” my itchy s-finger slipped in an extra letter so what I typed was, “You’ve done a nice
Just a quick note today to tell you that if you head over to my friend and fellow-Floridian Marni Mann’s blog, you’ll see info on how you could win a copy of her just-released book, Scars from a Memoir. Scars is
As I was scrolling through my Twitter feed this morning–taking a quick break from a manuscript I’m critiquing–I thought about something that I’ve known for a while: We writers spend a lot of time hawking our books to other writers,
I’ve been teaching two classes of Adult-Ed students about writing and the creative process. One class, Your Legacy of Words, focuses on writing a personal narrative history and doing so in a way that straddles the line between Date-Place genealogy
I realize I’ve had several new followers/readers of this blog, lately. Not only do I appreciate you stopping by, reading, and liking my posts, I am thankful that every month more and more of you come along for the ride.