April 20, 2014

I was talking to a writing friend, Carolyn Mansager the other day about how she manages to avoid procrastination when she’s writing. She told me she has a couple of writing partners, one in Connecticut and one in California. I asked her to explain how it worked, and here’s what she had to say: A…

November 24, 2013

I don’t know about you, but I’m a typical writer in the sense that when it comes to writing, I procrastinate. Those of you that say you don’t ever procrastinate have selective memory. At least that’s my story, and I’m sticking to it. And so, the only way that I can be sure of writing…

November 7, 2012

Those of you who read me regularly will know by now that Lisa Winkler of Cycling Grandma is the editor who included me in her anthology of women writers, Tangerine Tango. Her recent post about a blog game called the Look Challenge, caught my attention. Read on and you’ll see why… Gratitude: The “Look” Challenge,…

June 30, 2012

I first met Adair Heitmann at a friend’s book launch, but we’ve become closer friends online. That’s because she’s easy to find on Twitter, Linked in, Facebook and other social media. Having an unusual name helps (try Googling her.) She’s a creativity and wellness expert as well as an award-winning author, popular professional speaker, and…

November 29, 2011

You may have been wondering where I’ve been for the last month. I was writing. I wrote a perfectly horrible first draft of a novel. 50, 000 words in 30 days. And you know what? I don’t even care that it’s horrible. Because a horrible first draft can become an OK second draft and then…

November 16, 2011

Nope, it’s not something that will make you automatic cups of coffee when you’re still struggling to write that novel. What it is, is  a machine that will print your book n demand. Yes, that’s right, your book. And it will print it in a proper library style paperback edition, with a glossy full color…

November 14, 2011

I went to a local NaNoWriMo get-together on Sunday afternoon. It was held at Sono Caffeine in Norwalk, one of the coffee shops I’d recommended in my blog about where to write one’s novel. I wasn’t sure how I’d recognize the people, but I spotted one young woman whose face looked familiar from her Facebook…