At Camp GLP last week, I had the chance to do something I’ve wanted to do since I was a girl. I have an odd talent of having the prepositions committed to memory, and I’ve wanted to perform them onstage, with a bit of spice. At our Talent Show, I was able to finally express […]
Your Writing Life
I try to go to the Tattered Cover’s annual authors event because it’s so much fun. One day, four authors, dozens of book fans at one of the US’s greatest bookstores? I’m in. This year my notes got a bit elaborate, so I thought I’d share them with you. On the third panel, at the […]
I’ve been reading a ton of great books lately, and this summer I’ll share what I’ve gleaned from the creativity books I love to consume.
This week’s video review: Daily Rituals: How Artists Work by Mason Currey.
Have you found yourself unable to claim ‘artist’ ‘writer’ or ‘photographer’ even though you write, make art and take photos on a regular, if not daily basis?
I coach a lot of beginning writers who struggle with calling themselves writers. I tell them, if you write, you’re a writer. But it’s not as simple as that.
I’m here to confess: I’m a notebook geek. In this video I dish on my obsession, letting you into the pages of the various notebooks I use. I also share some great resources for journal lovers and at the end of this long-ish video, something unexpected and funny happens.
Today’s post is a guest post by British author Matthew Turner about loving, losing and living to write about it.
According to the calendar, I should have had this annual review done and out last year. But honestly, I was taking a rest at the end of the year. No amount of cajoling, pushing, haranguing or guilt-tripping was going to force me to do this in 2012.
If you’re like me, you’re starting to listen to your own inner clock instead of negative, pushy voices (from inside or out) that are telling you what to do, when.
Did your writing measure up this year?
That feels a little harsh, doesn’t it? But I bet your inner critic is asking the same thing – poking you to see if you and your writing measured up this year.
How do you make an honest assessment of your progress that’s not fueled by the gremlin’s sharp stick poking you? If you’re like my clients, it’s easy to forget all the boons and progress you made.
You’re a word person – you love writing, playing with language, moving words around to create the most perfect sentences, your best paragraphs and your most awesome stories, books, or blog posts.
You love getting things right – creating the ideal environment in which to write, setting up the perfect scenario to get your projects done, and celebrating in the ultimate, delicious way. You always give it your best effort.
What’s wrong with this picture?
There’s almost nothing that makes me happier than seeing a client publish a book. My behind-the-scenes perspective allows me to see just how much love and effort goes into a bringing a book into the world.
It’s with great pleasure that I share the great news of Fran Bonney Jenner’s new book, Prairie Journey. This novel tells the story of Savannah, a girl who reluctantly joins her family and hundreds of others who undertake the brutal journey on the California Trail in 1850