3 Goals ALL Writers Should Have For The New Year

I like making big claims, especially when I think I can back them up. Call it hubris. But I’m going to make a BIG claim that I think there are three goals ALL writers should adopt in the New Year. Let’s admit it. 2020 has been a trash year. So with vaccines a’coming, let’s aim […]

Four Common Writing Problems & How I Deal With Them

This week, I cheered as a team of four U.S. astronauts launched into space aboard the SpaceX Dragon capsule for a journey to the International Space Station for the first time since 2011. This journey came after years of intense preparation and research and included an unusual companion: a Baby Yoda doll. (I’m a huge […]

4 Reasons Why I Chose To Get An MFA In Creative Writing

I chose to get an MFA in Creative Writing for a lot of reasons, not all listed here. You may not share these reasons and that’s OK. We have different lives and different ways of thinking. And there are many paths along the writing life. Mine certainly isn’t definitive, even though I immensely enjoyed my […]

One Uncomfortable Truth About Being A Writer

At some point it’s no longer YOUR BOOK. That is the reality of being a writer. At some point, you finish editing the last page. You design the cover. You set the type. And you hit publish. And your book is out in the world. And it is no longer just your book. It is […]

3 Hacks I’m Using To Save Time & Frustration

“Slow Down To Speed Up” -My Dad I heard this phrase a lot growing up. Mostly because my klutziness combined with my haste equalled lots of messes. Once I got into the world of marketing, I realized just how valuable this advice could be. An ounce or two of planning could make a project go […]