Category Archives: Writing

Writing Journals: An Author’s Guide

Tweet Using a Writing Journal   When I heard that John Steinbeck kept a writer’s journal I thought I’d better give it a whirl. It’s turned out to be one of the most useful tools in my arsenal. It helps me stay focused on whatever project I’m working on, experiment with different passages, brainstorm ideas, […]

Manuscript Revision: Clarity Trumps Style!

Tweet Manuscript Revision: Clarity Trumps Style! The beta reads are in, the manuscript is revised, and book one of my YA, sci-fi trilogy is in the hands of a content editor. The responses of the beta readers were positive (I believe the verb love was used three times!). Still, there were spots, and I agonized […]

Writing is Not Writing

Tweet One of my favorite parts of writing is not writing. The best ideas come when I’m out in the world, absorbing life. Walking must stimulate the neural network in my brain related to creativity. If I’m stuck, all I have to do is walk. Something is bound to come, especially if I’m out in […]