#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

books · writing

Off She Goes! And the Story Is Better for It, Even Though We’ll Miss Her.

Pixabay by way of Pexels.com She left. So quietly, I barely noticed. And I was the one who asked her, very gently and kindly if she would be willing to go and please don’t slam the door on the dog’s tail. She left. Not a peep. Without an unbearably cute last moment. Off goes Nina,… Continue reading Off She Goes! And the Story Is Better for It, Even Though We’ll Miss Her.

creativity · life · Uncategorized · writing

Question the Question

Author photo, author’s old paperweight   Where did it come from? Why? What do I do with this thing now?   I don’t know the definitive, verifiable, successful answer to any of those questions — or any of the others crowding in demanding attention. I do know that it’s Kris’ fault, lovely Kris who writes so honestly,… Continue reading Question the Question