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!)
Normally, my blog is all about books and writing. But today I'm going to take a little detour from that theme and tell a brief, true and heartwarming story about a lost dog we named Orphan Wells...
I have never been particularly good at following the rules...
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.
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.
Writer Seeking Advice: As a writer, is there a best time to start a new book?
They say March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb. For me, March came in like a lion and went out like a Tasmanian devil.
It’s been 20 hours since I dragged my overstuffed carry-on suitcase through the doorway of my house. After three taxis, a three-hour train ride, countless hours at the airport, a six hour flight and one narrowly averted snow storm, I’m finally here, at my hotel in Spain. Exhausted and excited.