Have You Got What it Takes?
It’s funny how things seem really clear all at once. Have I got what it takes to become a children’s picture book and middle grade author? Well, I guess a great start is that the answers to these questions is a resounding YES! See the pics below to see what’s given me a super boost…
Sunday Morning Plotting
A Blank Page
Hey there, It must be a record- 3 posts in a week- I can’t remember the last time I did that! I’ve been asked to write for National Poetry Day by my fellow writer friend, the lovely Nazira Vania. The idea is to put this up on a Twitter thread along with other members of…
Using Your Strengths to Write
We, who are your closest friends, feel the time has come to tell you that every Thursday we have been meeting, as a group, to devise ways to keep you in perpetual uncertainty frustration discontent and torture by neither loving you as much as you want nor cutting you adrift. Your analyst is in on…
Bring Them Flowers
To the Writer’s Friend: If you know someone who is writing a novel take them out for lunch. If they’ve finished one- even if it never gets published- it’s a great feat and a huge sustained effort. Bring them flowers.My students laugh. I say I’m not kidding.” Natalie Goldberg Here is a reminder to appreciate…
Writing On Medium
Hey there aspiring writers, I’m hoping to write a little more on Medium. I’ve found it’s a fantastic platform on which to write non-fiction. If you’re patient and consistent with your articles there’s a chance of getting paid for your readership! The other advantage is that you don’t have to write about one niche topic…
Writing Does Not Freeze Us, It Frees Us!
Dear aspiring writer, In learning the art of writing, we can get caught up in trying to write the right thing. Wouldn’t it be better to let the emotion of a certain memory set you free? You can try this by exploring your feelings when you pay attention to the world around you. Your exploration…