By Kym O’Connell-Todd and Mark Todd
For us, successful collaborative writing is like good sex.
First comes foreplay: we begin to brainstorm, teasing out seductive story lines to see if there’s something that we both want to spend time developing. Read More
By Mario Acevedo
A recent questionnaire on Facebook asked to list fifteen authors that influenced you personally. I jotted down some names, then as I thought about it, kept revising the list. After I had posted the list I realized I had overlooked one of the authors. Read More
By Mark Stevens
(This blog is a note to self. Thanks for letting me share.)
I recently read a New Yorker profile of the writer Lydia Davis and I felt as if I’d entered a very calm, clear space. Read More
By Julie Luek
I’m almost fifty. There it is in black and white, a milestone in my life. My kids, 23 and 18, are flying the coop this year, out into the world to pursue their passions. My daughter, bless her heart, has inherited my creative passions and will pursue her love of music. Read More
By Liesa Malik
Gasp! As storytellers and novelists, the word “nonfiction” can sound very constraining. Read More
By D A Gordon
During the last twelve months I have edited, critiqued and judged a bunch of stories. This is partly due to the fact that I belong to five writing groups and I’m a contest judge. Read More
By Kristi Helvig
In light of the upcoming launch for my sci-fi debut, BURN OUT, someone asked me in an interview about how I managed to balance my work as a psychologist, my writing obligations, and parenting two young children. Read More
By J.A. (Julie) Kazimer
*The words/numbers I am about to bore you with are all true.
- You can trust me. I would never lie.
Did anyone else get a little flutter just saying the word? Are your hands starting to sweat?
If not, then you probably haven’t launched a book recently. Read More
by Katriena Knights
If you’ve seriously pursued writing for any amount of time, you know you can’t be trusted to judge your own work. Scenes that seem wonderfully constructed in our heads are completely incomprehensible to other people. Read More
The Connection Between POV and Your Storyteller’s Voice presented by Karen Duvall | Monday, April 7 thru April 20 | Yahoo! Groups | Online Class
The Writer’s Conquest: Marketing for Today’s Author presented by Thomas A. Fowler | April 12, 11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. Read More