books · Business · On Writing

Pitching Fiction (#AuthorToolboxBlogHop)

Between you and your dreams of a traditionally published novel stands a powerful stranger. Agent or editor, they guard the gate between creative aspiration and success in the marketplace. More than anything, they yearn for great stories, long to launch the story that you wrote. However, their hearts have been broken before, their wisdom, expertise… Continue reading Pitching Fiction (#AuthorToolboxBlogHop)

books · On Writing

Revitalizing Nuts and Bolts–or Beach Reads Reimagined

Summer brings respite A change in daily routines Nourishment profound   We’re already deep into hot weather, fierce thunderstorms, and longer daylight hours that characterize summer in Connecticut. School is out, older students shuffling wan and blank after final exams while little kids bounce, shriek, and dash into the ocean. However, summer is just begun.… Continue reading Revitalizing Nuts and Bolts–or Beach Reads Reimagined

books · The Good Life

Finishing the Story to Begin a New One

Near the end I laugh Because there is so much more Than I ever dreamed Yesterday, I finished the reading the remarkable You are a Badass by Jen Sincero. Her pithy, straight-talking, hard-won wisdom had me laughing out loud, disturbing sedate guests paging through their magazines at the hotel fire pit. Sincero’s words zoom right… Continue reading Finishing the Story to Begin a New One