Back in 2013, I got lucky enough to attend the first-ever Comic Con in Salt Lake City, and even get a front-row spot to see Stan Lee. The costumes and displays were amazing, but the highlight for me was my up-close seat to hear from Stan Lee, something I'll always remember. He came onto the … Continue reading Stan Lee: Lessons on Writing
Even if you have no interest in ever running a marathon (or even a 5K), if you’re “competing” in the 50K/30.0 “marathon” of NaNoWriMo, you’re still a marathoner in my book.
I did it! I finished my draft! And now . . . ohhh boy, is it a mess. I’m not talking about awkward sentences and sparse details—though there’s certainly plenty of that. I’m talking about huge plot and character shifts part way through, characters I introduced, then ghosted on, a beloved pet dog that appears … Continue reading Puzzling Out Your Revisions
You did the research. You found the perfect writing conference where you’ll be immersed in a community of people who are as obsessed about writing as you are. It’s a perfect blend of sessions on craft and the business side of publishing, but if you’re like me, you’re feeling excitement and just a bit of … Continue reading Top 5 Branding Tips For Your Next Writers Conference
I went horseback riding last month, for the first time in about [number redacted for security reasons] years. I grew up in Los Angeles, owned a horse, and went riding a couple times a week. My husband grew up in Southern Utah, had horses in his backyard, and had never been on one in his … Continue reading Getting Back on that (Writing) Horse
Sometimes we have a retreat, and we want to write ALLLLLLL the words ALLLLL day, but we get there, and... our brains don't cooperate. Sometimes we're trying to finish a project over several months time, and it's just not...happening. Here are few tips to help you reset and start writing again: 1. Take a … Continue reading 13 Ways to Get OUT of Your Writerly Funk
I’ve heard people say that claiming you have writer’s block is akin to a plumber saying he’s got plumber’s block. To me, that comparison is ridiculous. A plumber has the exact same wrenches and other tools he uses every day on the job. He has a clear-cut list of skills he needs and issues he’ll … Continue reading The Truth About Writer’s Block