Category: Writing

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The Role Writing Communities Play in a Writer’s Life

Lately, I’ve been thinking about the role writing communities play in a writer’s life. It seems contradictory, because as writers we spend so much time alone in our own worlds frolicking amongst the convolutions of our minds. But that may be the point — sometimes we just need to rub elbows with our writing buddies….

2017 Indie Author Day

2017 Indie Author Day

Recently, I attended the first annual Indie Author Day at the Dove Library in Carlsbad, California It was informative, inspiring, and personally satisfying because I got to see some friends and even make some new ones. The event was sponsored by San Diego publishers and writers organizations — Aionios Books, LLC, Konstellation Press, Publishers and Writers…

Pendelton Wallace

Penn Wallace Tells His Story at Writers4Writers

I love hearing stories about authors’ writing journeys — how about you? I’m even more interested in authors’ writing adventures as I get closer to writing my last chapters of Blasted from Complacency. I’m trying to heed their warnings, and if I make a mistake along the way, well, at least I know they were my…

Maralys Wills

Top Writing Tips That Every Writer Should Know

Writers4Writers   When: July 15, 2017     Location: Rancho Santa Margarita Library    Time: 2-4:30 p.m. I’m so excited — Maralys Wills, my writing teacher, is going to be speaking at our Writers4Writers meeting.  She’s as great a teacher as she is kind – which is not to say she’s hesitant to tell you how your writing…

Pendelton Wallace

Writing – Putting Penn to Paper

What’s your brand? Who’s your audience? How can you connect with your readers? Have you ever thought about those questions? Recently, I attended a lecture by Pendelton Wallace – his friends call him Penn. He is an author with multiple series, editor and a master marketer. Congratulations to him that his third book in his…

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Authors and Editors: Butting Heads or Holding Hands?

Is it Spring, or is it the season for me to attend another editor’s talk about different editing flavors? As I approach the later chapters of my book, I’m wondering who I will choose to edit my manuscript.  It’s exciting, and I have to take some deep breathes, and calm down. I’m writing the scariest…

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