How to Write What You Want
Craft of Writing | Inspiration

How to Write What You Want

You’ll hear a lot of good advice at writer’s conferences.  One of those pieces of advice is that to be a professional writer, you need to be sure to write what is marketable.  Write what publishing houses are looking for.  Write what agents want to represent.  Write what readers crave. If you heed this advice,…

Writing Amidst Changing Times
Inspiration

Writing Amidst Changing Times

It was an extraordinary statement among all the startling statements I’d been listening to over the last few weeks. You’d heard the news cycle: Infection rates. Projected deaths in the United States. Government cover-ups in foreign lands. The television drenched us with one horrific piece of news after another. But as I stood in my…

How to Review a Review
Business of Writing | Inspiration

How to Review a Review

When you first get published, peers will tell you, “Don’t read your reviews.” We nod, completely understanding how distracting and potentially damaging it could be to our artistic psyche. And then we all ignore that advice and read them anyway. How can we not? They’re everywhere these days and we’re curious, of course. Writing is…