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Why Are Men So Terrible at Writing Female Characters?

Please, please, someone show me a man who can write a good female protagonist.

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An Introvert and an Extrovert Walk into a Writing Conference…

This is not a joke. Although it is kind of funny.

Writer Confession: Let’s Be Honest About Rejection, It’s Soul Crushing…No Matter How Many Times It Happens

No matter how many times it happens, it never gets easier. Rejection. It's hard. Duh...

June Wrap-up: Fire, Spies, Robots and Bookstores…Super Random, But Fun!

Random weather ruled my June and heavily influenced my activities...including reading...

Frankie Says Relax…But I Can’t!? Even on Vacation! #writerproblems

Two weeks. That's my vacation time every summer. Two glorious weeks free of work and calls and stress...Just kidding. That never happens...

Finding (and Keeping) a Good Writing Critique Partner

I've participated in a whopping two critique group sessions and one official meeting with my critique partner. Of course, as is now commonplace, despite my limited experience, I suddenly think I'm an expert. (Thanks Holiday Inn!)

Let’s be Rebels! Breaking the Rules…of Writing

I have never been particularly good at following the rules...

Great Blogging Advice I Can’t Seem to Take

Everyone likes to give advice. Some people, like me, even like to get advice. But unless you're a person who can magically change your habits and personality overnight, advice can be very hard to implement.

Anything But an Author: Why Don’t Girls Want to Be Writers?

I am a woman. I was once young. (Don't snicker.) And even then I loved to write. But I didn't necessarily want to be a writer, well, not at first.

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