Revel in Rejection. Seriously.

Revel in Rejection. Seriously.

You may have heard me say this before: REJECTION letters—from literary agents, publishers, or gatekeepers at magazines, newspapers, and even blog sites—are a healthy part of the process of writing. Stabilizing, even. They prove you’re moving forward and thinking next...
Is Trump Ruining Your Writing?

Is Trump Ruining Your Writing?

I am so effing pissed right now I can’t breathe.  Last night when I went to bed, I was SURE I’d finish a chapter first thing in the a.m. A few scenes, speaking to me all week, would go from ethers to page. I opened my eyes at 6:50, with nothing on the...
Going Dark How-To

Going Dark How-To

My best DIY tips for leaving the world behind + finishing your book… Hey Beauty! Has this ever happened to you? Your shopping cart begs to be filled, but your feet stand immobile. The mounds of choices stupefy. Would they prefer Russet potatoes or Yukon Golds?...
#Grateful. 100 Best Websites for Writers, 2017

#Grateful. 100 Best Websites for Writers, 2017

I’m excited to share Write Life’s “100 Best Websites for Writers in 2017,” with a new Podcast category! If you don’t yet know this site, you’re going to love them. So many resources for making your writing goals happen, year after year. Here they’ve pulled...

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