Whether you're a writer or not, you've heard people say "write what you know." The idea is that you should stick to topics with which you have experience. I think that this advice is garbage.
Recently, I fell into a bit of a writing funk. The kind where as much as I love writing, I started to wonder if there was a point to it all. Enter my daughter...and a challenge...
Let's face it. The daily news stinks. If you're feeling depressed about the news and want ignore it for a little while also, and if you love books and writing, here are 5 of my favorite book-related stories from this week!
I'm a daily blogger. Really, I blog every day. I do it because I love writing and thoughts and ideas. Still it does have it's challenges. One of which is figuring out what to blog about.
When The Travelers (Saguaro Books) first released back in October 2016, I decided to start blogging every single day. Well, yesterday, on my birthday, I reached 200 blog posts and asked myself what I had learned from this experience so far.
Imagine there's no heaven It's easy if you try No hell below us Above us only sky Once upon a time, John Lennon asked us to imagine. Poets, songwriters, authors often ask people to imagine, drawing people into another world... Continue Reading →
On a recent trip to New York with my daughter for a dance trip, she took a Bollywood class with a very sagely instructor. (See story of that trip here.) I've been thinking about something that teacher said recently. The class was high energy and she told the girls to push through their fatigue. She explained to them that energy creates energy and if you stop when you're tired, it will be harder to stop again. She was basically explaining to them Newton's first law of motion, which describes inertia. But, this law doesn't just apply to physical objects. It's mental as well. And it often applies to writing.