Did you know that Turkish Coffee made with Splenda is zero WW points? Using Splenda instead of sugar to make the perfect ‘mazboot’ (medium sweet) is also potential grounds for divorce from […]
How to Land a Big-Five Contract: An Interview with YA Debut Author Ann LaBar
To help you understand what it takes to have the kind of success Ann’s enjoying right now, I asked her a few questions, and here’s what she said.
How to Avoid the Blinking Cursor of Death — Meet The Sirens
Are you among the many new fans of Inaugural poet Amanda Gorman? She is an exquisite talent and storyteller. She is obviously gifted. While her talent may have been born, it was […]
Creativity During Crisis or Five Reasons I Need Tim Gunn More Than Ever
I’m having a creative crisis along with the stress of the global pandemic outside my door and the uncertainty of life when we emerge. I’m trying to take the ‘extra’ time I […]
Everything Takes 12 Steps
I accomplished one thing this weekend. It took all weekend for me to fix three porch chairs. I attribute this to the phenomenon that all things require twelve steps. Here are […]
On the Writing Process
I don’t believe there is a strategy that guarantees success, and the things we are so often told to do—because successful writers do them—may not be universal. That is, we think they’re successful strategies because successful writers engage in them, but what if they just work particularly well for those particular writers? What if our own individual processes must be designed specifically for us, an extension of who we are and also a creation of our own weird and wondrous imaginations?
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My Relationship. With Writing.
By Susan Lilley Another stop on the writing process blog tour! First, a big shout out to Darlyn Finch Kuhn, who invited me into this chain of discussions about writing. Darlyn is […]