Tags » Manuscript

A Promise to a Life of Action

I need to get back in the habit of writing. The idea of having this site is two-fold: one, it’s a way for me to continue my column from the Renegade Rip as I have timed out my time in the class (the KCCD deemed that it was inappropriate to repeat courses for funsies); and two, because I want to be a writer more than anything and most literary agents, I have read, want the author to already have some sort of platform built. 711 more words

Aspiring Novelist

A year in review

My baby turned one this week. In some ways, I can hardly believe I am the mother of a one-year-old, and in other ways it feels like this milestone took an age to arrive. 782 more words


A Quick Update

Historians are super-heroes but we are not immune to life and everything that goes with it. The past few weeks have been a blur of coffee, tears, and transcription.  300 more words


Blank Screen Syndrome?

So you have an idea? Great, now what?

I’ve said it before and I will say it again, ideas are the easy part. It’s putting pen to paper that is the challenging bit; what seems like a great idea in theory is proving somewhat challenging to actually put down in words. 205 more words


Short But Sweet Information

I love finding valuable resources for writing, but even more than finding them, I love sharing them.  One of my goals for my blog is to provide another place where fellow writers can find gems such as the two I’m featuring today. 156 more words

Writing Toolbox

Summer Desperation

I can feel the anxiety in the air. I call it summer desperation. The last few weeks before the glorious season comes to an end and we head into fall. 246 more words