The Writing Life

A writer’s toolbox: How sharp are your interviewing skills?

Good interviewing skills are as important to a writer as bacon is to anyone following my new favorite recipe for chocolate chip maple bacon cookies – in another word, ESSENTIAL! If you’re a media reporter, content writer or someone working on a non-fiction book or historical novel, you may be pretty comfortable interviewing people. But… Continue reading A writer’s toolbox: How sharp are your interviewing skills?

The Vault, Writing Resources

The Vault #1: Show, Don’t Tell

As a writer, it's important for me to know my strengths and weaknesses. Studying journalism and writing for a newspaper certainly gave me a great writing foundation, but in no way prepared me for the hard work of writing fiction. Having really started to study the craft, I love this learning curve - it allows… Continue reading The Vault #1: Show, Don’t Tell