How To Master Show, Don’t Tell

Originally posted on K.M. Allan:
Ah, show, don’t tell. One of the most spouted pieces of writing advice, and one of the most confusing. When I first heard of it, I had no idea what it meant. Surely writing that my character “rose from her chair and walked across the room” was showing? Yes?…

Building your author platform

Originally posted on The Cat's Write:
There are some truly wonderful and very comprehensive articles out there that discuss ‘how to build a successful author platform’ and also the many reasons why you should do so ASAP. But I’m just gonna keep it simple for you (and short), because simple and short has worked…

How to Ditch Writer’s Guilt and Write Now

Feel guilty about not writing enough, or about abandoning chores to write? You’re not alone. Here’s how to beat writer’s guilt and enjoy writing again. — Read on thewritepractice.com/writers-guilt/ This is my “commitment” selfie. Getting up at the crack of dawn with my coffee and attempting to be productive in my office. OFFICE HAIR DON’T…

My Day Alone

At first glance, this title seems depressing. But when you think about it … it’s pretty awesome! A day alone, especially for a writer is an opportunity for creativity. We live such busy lives with our careers, families, social engagements etc …. When was the last time you had a day or few hours just…

Write Outside: Mountain Lake Edition

August is here and with it brings the last hurrahs of summer. I enjoyed our mountain summer since it lacked the thick humidity and scorching temps I’m familiar with near the central part of the state. I’m happy to report I stuck to my writing goals this summer! My best writing buddy, experienced in screenplays…

Write Outside- Country Fields Edition

Welcome Summer!  I hope everyone is enjoying the balmy weather and beautiful sunsets. What plans do you all have for the summer? We have a long awaited vacation coming up in August. I am happy to say my manuscript is in the hands of a professional editor. I met her at my first writer’s conference…