Pandemic Blues and Creative Burnout

There’s no denying that the past year and a half has taken its toll on many of us and I’m no exception. The lockdowns and social distancing have left us with no choice but to be constantly aware of how daily life has changed and have limited the ways we can creatively recharge. Not only... Continue Reading →

That overwhelmed feeling…

I don’t know about you, but this happens to me quite often. As a writer myself and as the owner of a small press, I often have a lot on my plate (especially in and around submission season!). I’m kind of in that place right now, so I thought I could offer some advice based... Continue Reading →

Improving Your Character’s Voice

Lately I've been working on my... third? draft of Uncommon, the novel I wrote during my month-long residency in New Orleans back in February. I'll admit, I've been having a rough time of it. You see, I wrote this book very, very quickly. I'm now wondering if that was the greatest idea, or if I... Continue Reading →

3 Ways to Overcome Writer’s Block

Writer’s Block is a big topic and one that I’ve touched on before and will likely come back to again. The problem with writer’s block is that there isn’t just one cause for it and for that reason, there can be no one-size-fits-all blanket solutions. So the first step to overcoming writer’s block if you... Continue Reading →

Hey… Life Happens. That’s OK.

As writers we’re often encouraged to write every day and to make deadlines and stick to them, but there are times in our lives where putting our writing first can be an unhealthy mindset.  Which is why I tell people write everyday, where possible. Notice the caveat. Sometimes it isn’t possible to write everyday. Or... Continue Reading →

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