I was fortunate enough to be asked to return last week to teach at the Odyssey Writing Workshop, my alma mater, four years after I graduated in 2011. It was an incredible experience to see the workshop from the other side of the table, to interact with the students, and to see student critiques. The […]
Hello all. Today’s post is an introduction, of sorts. I’ve mentioned that revamping my blog is among my goals this year, and the first steps have been taken. I’m really excited about a couple of new features that will be starting soon. Of course, I’ll still be posting personal notes to you, and sharing book […]
Lately I’ve been talking a lot to new writers. People who are ready to follow their dreams, to really sit down and do the work, but aren’t quite sure how to get there. The good news and the bad news is, all it takes is desire, persistence, and willingness to learn. Continuously. Writing is a […]
Last week I wrote a post on voice and “tics,” the unconscious lazy word habits we all get into as writers. This week I found a lovely article by science fiction writer C.J. Cherryth on Writerisms that goes into more detail on what to avoid. I have an issue with a few of the rules […]
In this second part of Free Resources for Writers, I talk about free resources to help you focus, organize your notes, brainstorm, and share your slideshows. How do you brainstorm and/or outline?
Who doesn’t love free? Here’s the first of a few round-ups of best free resources for writers on the web. This installment includes market resources, submissions trackers, and productivity software like word processors, spreadsheets etc.