My Attempts at
Living the Creative Life
Does My Book Need Editing? AND How to Find Affordable Options
What is the number one mistake new writers make? They send out their work, or self-publish it, without editing and revising! It’s basically akin to going to your wedding in a dress that you ordered for $25 from SKEIN and didn’t even press or try on first. Actually, it’s even worse than that. So, why…
Trying to do all the things… and still WRITE!
How to keep writing when life makes it feel impossible.
How to kick WRITER’S BLOCK to the curb
Ugh, writer’s block! Writer’s block is enemy number one to anyone attempting to live the creative writing life. We all know the usual version of it: staring at the blank page and seeing a wall. But there are two other sinister versions of writer’s block that are easy to overlook. Version 1 – “I can’t…
The Key to Creative Success
Like most writers, I used to write stories as a kid. Then I grew up. A couple of bad experiences in a creative writing class with a teacher obsessed with Science Fiction (about the polar opposite of what I write) left me doubting I could do it at all. Still, I always had the lingering…
Creative Jealousy, Frustration, and a Cattle Dog
If you’re like me, you’ve felt the green-eyed monster’s bite on occasion. This, of course, is Jealousy. While I’m not typically jealous of other people’s possessions, I have been jealous of other people’s creative endeavors. It’s hard to admit, but I’ve been surly to see the success of creative people, and I’ve belly-ached over why…
Little Journeys to Happyland
I love the cover of this vintage book. So many questions spring to mind! 1 – Why is there a creepy ant guy in green tights, and what is he whispering to the boy? 2 – Why are the trees wilted or covered in Spanish Moss? 3 – Why is the subtitle “Little Journeys to…
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