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Quick Tip

As I was finishing my rough draft for a gentle fantasy chapter book (whoop! whoop! big goal met this week!) I discovered a great trick. 97 more words

Children's Writer


Normally, when I start writing a story, I have some idea of what the general plot is, who the main protagonists and antagonists are, and things like setting, background, and mood. 384 more words

Writer's Craft

Dying of Exposure

“Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend. Inside of a dog, it’s too dark to read.”

~ Groucho Marx

The Universe isn’t sentient. 693 more words


Writers! Stop cleaning that oven at once!

I can see you.

The spray can of heavy duty industrial oven cleaner parked on the kitchen floor is a dead give away. Peel off those rubber gloves, stop pretending that your family will drop dead of food poisoning tonight if you don’t clean those charred meal residues insulating the inside of the oven right away. 538 more words

Book Reviews

When You Go It Alone

I am not going to claim to be an expert, but after finding errors in my first book, I have decided that I am going to do everything I can to eliminate errors, even before my editor and proofreader get hold of my draft. 325 more words

Writer's Craft

Self-Honesty in Writing

Isn’t honesty always a double-edged sword?

I have been looking at the idea of how we, as writers,

not only need to be honest with ourselves… 169 more words


Squash Your Outer Adult to Write For Your Inner Kid

Help!  I’ve lost my imagination. I know I had it not that long ago.  Then all of this adult-life stuff kept happening and adult-life does not play nice with writing for children or creativity. 424 more words

Children's Writer