#AuthorToolboxBlogHop · writing

One Way to Make Sure Your Story is Worth Writing: Send It Into the Woods #AuthorToolboxBlogHop

Photo by Lukasz Szmigiel on Unsplash She blew in with her story, her dog, her big ideas and forceful optimism that it was time for me to write her story. Who was I to argue? I’m just the writer. I’m the person who’d been working hard and well on a completely different novel, one in which… Continue reading One Way to Make Sure Your Story is Worth Writing: Send It Into the Woods #AuthorToolboxBlogHop

#AuthorToolboxBlogHop · story · writing

Playing Inside the Box #AuthorToolboxBlogHop

The Author Toolbox Blog Hop is “a monthly blog hop on the theme of resources/learning for authors: posts related to the craft of writing, editing, querying, marketing, publishing, blogging tips for authors, reviews of author-related products, anything that an author would find helpful.” Want to jump into the writing tool box? Search #AuthorToolboxBlogHop or to… Continue reading Playing Inside the Box #AuthorToolboxBlogHop

#AuthorToolboxBlogHop · writing

Write in a Different Sandbox #AuthorToolboxBlogHop

Photo by MI PHAM on Unsplash   I finished writing a 6-line, 26 syllable poem (a Spanish poetic structure called shadorma) in response to a passage from Cheryl Strayed about being alone. I’d never heard of the form before, never even read one. However, a publication I treasure laid down the prompt and I went for… Continue reading Write in a Different Sandbox #AuthorToolboxBlogHop

#AuthorToolboxBlogHop · creativity · writing

The Right Writer Group for You on #AuthorToolboxBlogHop

Photo by samer daboul on pexels.com   Welcome to the January edition of #AuthorToolboxBlogHop! As always, check out the main link for other writers with actionable, terrific guidance on all things writing.  Special thanks to founder and generous Raimey Gallant for her leadership, initiative, bracing support for writers! Before we get started, let me state… Continue reading The Right Writer Group for You on #AuthorToolboxBlogHop

#AuthorToolboxBlogHop · books · characters · Food · On Writing

The Care and Feeding of Real Characters #AuthorToolboxBlogHop

  The Author Toolbox Blog Hop is “a monthly blog hop on the theme of resources/learning for authors: posts related to the craft of writing, editing, querying, marketing, publishing, blogging tips for authors, reviews of author-related products, anything that an author would find helpful.” Want to jump into the writing tool box? Search #AuthorToolboxBlogHop or… Continue reading The Care and Feeding of Real Characters #AuthorToolboxBlogHop