Tips for writers

THE BRINK 

The Brink

I recently attended a literary festival featuring the writer Hilary Mantel. In her keynote speech, she spoke about the writing life – its charms, idiosyncrasies and sometimes, pitfalls.  Near the end of her speech, Dame Mantel said         something that I will remember forever...  >>> more

 

FALLING FLAT ON YOUR FACE

Angela Jackson-Brown Angela Jackson-Brown is a prolific author who is well acquainted with a variety of literary genres and uses her understanding of each to give her stories their strongest voice. She encourages others to stretch their literary muscles, set realistic goals, and ultimately be bold writers. >>> more 

 

GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER

DinnerLee K. Abbott one of my favorite writers and teachers of writing– advises his students to start with the trouble. I have Lee’s words taped to the wall of my writing room, because they remind me to get to the point already… >>>more

 

PAGE-A-DAY ("HOW I LEARNED TO STOP WORRYING & LOVE WRITING AGAIN")

swinging bridgeI had a notion in my head (a silly notion of the worst kind, that is to say, another author I admired told me this and for some reason I assumed that because I wanted to write, it applied inherently to me) that writers, real writers, worked by some sort of mechanism and alchemy, a specific set of circumstance... >>>more