On Writing

Happy New Year

What are your New Year's Resolutions? Do you have writing goals? What do you want to achieve this year? Dream big. Make a plan of how you are going to accomplish it. Believe that you can. And then, go to work.

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News, On Writing

NaNoWriMo is Here!

It’s November, and you know what that means.  It’s NaNoWriMo!  National Novel Writing Month is the time when people abandon sane schedules, spouses, entertainment, sleep, and sometimes even food in favor of writing like crazy for an entire month.  And the reward is... the satisfaction of having reached your goal of 50,000 words (and a… Continue reading NaNoWriMo is Here!

News, On Writing

League of Utah Writers Conference

Thank you to all those who worked so hard to put the writers' conference together and make it a success. I enjoyed it very much, learned a lot, and made some new friends. Thanks to all the presenters and teachers, and for the keynote speaker, Mette Ivie Harrison, whose address was very inspiring. Thank you also… Continue reading League of Utah Writers Conference

News, On Writing

A Study in Mystery

For six weeks, my husband and I have been taking a writing class.  A Study in Mystery, taught by the entertaining and highly knowledgeable Johnny Worthen, has taken us from the history of the mystery genre to inventing our characters, to outlining scenes and figuring out where to put the clues, and on to actually… Continue reading A Study in Mystery

Book Reviews, News, On Writing

My Top Twenty Favorite Books for 2014

Some people celebrate the new year with parties, good food, and dancing.  That's fun, but I also like to look back at all the books I've read during the past year.  Whoa, did I really read that many? (Sorry, I only posted reviews on the ones I enjoyed most.)  2014 has been a very good… Continue reading My Top Twenty Favorite Books for 2014

Book Reviews, On Writing, Personal updates

My Favorite 25 Books of the Year

As I looked over my Goodreads list for the past year, I realized that I have read a LOT of books (over a hundred... and that’s only the ones I recorded).  I’ve enjoyed many wonderful stories from different genres, though I tend to read mostly Young Adult.  Some books didn’t make it on the Goodreads… Continue reading My Favorite 25 Books of the Year