In a few hours, November will end, and NaNoWriMo will be over for another year. It has been a glorious month of writing like mad, totally immersing myself in my story and my characters' lives. I have lived and breathed The Sea Child until it has become real to me. It has been so much… Continue reading Farewell, NaNoWriMo
Told You So
Book Review: Told You So, by Kristen Heitzmann. Women's fiction, Romance. Grace Evangeline is a young, popular romance author who dreams of seeing one of her novels adapted for Broadway. So she meets with Devin Bressard, a successful playwright who writes literary, pessimistic plays. When he insults her writing, she throws her sweet tea in… Continue reading Told You So
NaNoWriMo begins again!
November is National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo. My daughter introduced me to NaNoWriMo a few years ago. I thought it would be fun, but I never got organized enough to follow through. Last November I took up the challenge, and in one month I wrote a novel. It was a heady, exhilarating experience. I… Continue reading NaNoWriMo begins again!
Robin McKinley is coming to Boston! AAAAAAHHHHH! I have to go! I must go! To back up, Robin McKinley will be the guest of honor at Boskone, a Science Fiction Convention in Boston on February 13-15, 2015. You know how you fantasize about meeting your favorite authors? I mean, when I was a child and… Continue reading Robin McKinley
It’s November, and you know what that means. It’s NaNoWriMo! National Novel Writers Month is the time when writers 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 maybe… Continue reading NaNoWriMo
League of Utah Writers
Over the weekend I attended the League of Utah Writers' Conference in Salt Lake City. I had a great time meeting authors, learning in the workshops, and drooling over all the delicious-looking books. I was impressed by how friendly everyone was. Instead of being competitive, everyone was open and cheerful as they cheered each other… Continue reading League of Utah Writers
Inspiring Advice From Neil Gaiman
Neil Gaiman addressed the University of the Arts class of 2012. I thought it was so inspiring, I'd share it with you.
Vampires have lurked in our worst nightmares since time began. The early vampires were all evil, skulking through the darkest night, dooming those who were bitten. In 1897 Bram Stoker created Dracula, who has to stay in his coffin all day and terrorizes the world by night. But imaginitive story-tellers didn’t leave it there. They… Continue reading On Vampires