The Writing Life

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I didn’t think so, until someone I trusted pointed it out to me in a few different stories I am working on. I’ve had the greatest fortune to recently find … Continue reading

July 14, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Waiting Game

It’s been three weeks since I sent out my first five agent queries for Oldsters. After hitting send on those emails, I’ve put that process out of my mind for now. … Continue reading

May 15, 2016 · 1 Comment

Handling Multiple Story Arcs

I just finished editing the first draft of my novel Oldsters, and one of the toughest things was making sure I navigated between my five main characters successfully. When I … Continue reading

August 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

Call Me An Author!

  I did it…I just finished my first novel, Oldsters. First draft came in at just under 122k, and I can’t think of a better way to have celebrated Independence … Continue reading

July 4, 2015 · 4 Comments

Doing the Leg Work

Speaking of her writing process, author Jacquelyn Mitchard said, “I do a great deal of research. I don’t want anyone to say, ‘That could not have happened.’” I imagine most writers … Continue reading

June 30, 2015 · Leave a comment

One Writing Process Does Not Fit All…

If you’re going the traditional publishing route, and you’re not quite finished with you manuscript, you may think it’s too early to do anything but write. At some point, you … Continue reading

May 26, 2015 · 1 Comment

Anthologies Away…

So I’ve talked my critique group into helping me to create and produce an anthology of sorts. I’ve always thought about submitting stories to anthologies, but I got the idea … Continue reading

January 25, 2015 · Leave a comment