For those of you who haven’t heard as of yet, I am a Semi-Finalist for the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Awards. This is awesome(!) but also leads to an interesting dilemma. I’ve made it into the Odyssey Writing Workshop, a pro-level six-week intensive held in a college during the summer. I’ve put down my money to […]
I was talking to one of my writer friends the other day about writing (what else would writer friends talk about?) and heard about a very cool idea. A reading journal. It’s a simple notebook you put next to you when you read and make notes on what works (and what doesn’t) in the books […]
Small Triumphs & a Happy Dilemma
Well, it’s been a crazy week – and a good one, full of lots of little triumphs. I found out on Thursday I made it to the second round of the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Awards (yay me!)…. which puts me competing against only a thousand people instead of ten thousand. Here’s hoping I make it […]
Contests & Applications
The last week, while fighting a nasty chest cold, I’ve been putting together several entries and applications. Pushing through being sick made the whole process harder, but I’m proud of the final product on all of them. First, I entered the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Awards which opened last night and continues to accept applications until […]
What do accountants, psychologists, and hairdressers have in common? They all have to invest in continuing education – they all keep learning their whole careers. Writers are no different. Whether you’re brand new to the field or have been writing your whole life, there’s always something new to learn.
This post talks about ways to keep learning, from writing books, classes and conferences, to writer’s groups, guided practice, and intentional reading.
Free Resources for Writers (Part Two)
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?
Free Resources for Writers (Part One)
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.