This past Tuesday my family was packing up our campsite between 7 and 8 AM. Normally we wouldn’t have gotten up that early. Normally we would make breakfast, take some last minute pictures of the scenery on our last minute
There are different concerns for writing fiction and nonfiction. When the writer is the narrator of reality, she needs clean writing. Grammar, punctuation, and word choice must follow all the rules for the genre in question. However, when writing fiction,
Right now I’m probably walking around the Monterey Bay Aquarium with my toddler. Hopefully that involves a lot of giggling as opposed to whining or screaming. Because we’re camping and celebrating his birthday (an apparent month long celebration) I had
What is it about werewolves? I like vampires all right, but werewolves appeal so much more. First there is the obvious connection with real animals. Werewolf stories get to play with all those things that real wolves do. Wolves are
In this post I share 4 secrets to staying inspired that any creative can use – good for any situation from looming deadlines to severe creative blocks, these will keep you creating! The threat of creativity blocks is real for
This is the first of my #TuesdayCoffeeTalk column which discusses influences and inspiration. In short, it’s a direct line to a writer’s thoughts, and therefore runs the gamut of topics and discussions. To contribute, see guidelines here. NOTE: SPOILER ALERT!