After realizing how little I’ve used this space the last two years, I tried squirreling out of more blog posts with a Twitter poll. Alas, the results were not in favor of me remaining quiet. I’ll be posting monthly again, starting next week, and I’d really like to know from readers what you’re interested in […]Read More Y’all Asked For It
It’s emotionally risky, this writing business, so please respect your time, protect your energy, and cherish those CPs you hope to keep.Read More Critique Partner Horror Stories: Red Flags & Relationship Ruins
Writing is hard, but it shouldn’t be lonely. From idea creation to final product, input from critique partners is priceless.Read More Boundaries & Benefits: Crafting with Critique Partners (AuthorToolbox)
I believe in the beta process the way toddlers believe in Bandaids. Betas make books better, and better books make happier readers who read more books. But what you get out of your beta, and where your story goes in revision, is up to you, not your readers.Read More 5 Things To Do Before You Beta Your Book #AuthorToolboxBlogHop
Thank you, Tribe. I am so grateful for Tribe Con and to every one involved for sharing your stories (and smiles and tears and chocolate) with me.Read More Another Kind of Conference
One of my favorite Twitter events is in just two days! #CPMatch comes this Friday, August 25.Read More #CPMatch Is Almost Here!
Even if I tried to quit or take a break, it would hurt too, plus I’d fail, because . . .
I love it too much.Read More When Losing Feels Like Winning #authortoolbox
Now that I’ve had some minor successes with my beta swap model, I’m ready to bring it back online and share the process. My Role Play – Beta Swap. By role-playing as agents, publishers, and editors, we learn something in play that we learn otherwise only by making publishing mistakes. Most new writers make these mistakes, and […]Read More Doing BETA Better