Hi YABookcasers, I've been talking to some friends lately, and it seems many of them have hit a writerly slump throughout the years (myself included!). I'm not talking about writer's block. The question that's got my attention is "Where did all the good ideas go?"Let me expound. Big blockbuster books hit the shelves regularly -… Continue reading Where did all the good ideas go?
Hi YABookcasers, I don't often touch on my personal life through the blog. Sometimes I mention my epilepsy as it's an important topic to me. Sometimes I talk about my horses and dogs. A few people who know me know I have early-onset osteoarthritis. Today, I felt the need to discuss the difference between depression,… Continue reading Epilepsy & osteoarthritis: depression, anxiety, or ego?
Hi YABookcasers! First of all, if you've not been to my site before, you might have received a popup asking if you'd like to join my newsletter. I hope you do, as there will be lots of goodies and a secret members only forum! If you didn't receive the popup because you've been before, pop… Continue reading 3 reasons you should read these books…
Hey YABookcasers! A lot of writers have said to me that they feel they're impostors when writing, and that they're really not cut out for the publishing industry. Somehow, they feel like their work is lesser, that there are other "real" authors out there, and they're not one of them. Today, I'd like to talk… Continue reading Writers & Imposter Syndrome
Hey YABookcasers! Today, I wanted to look at a topic that many writers struggle with: finishing their story. Whether it's a short story, a novel, a play, it doesn't matter. Sometimes finishing a project can feel insurmountable. So how can you combat that? Well, here are my top 3 tips...First of all, let me say… Continue reading Top 3 tips on how to finish a story…
Hi YABookcasers! So, today, I took a look at my TBR and almost fainted. There are 46 books sitting there, and these are only my "must read asap" books. There are dozens and dozens more that I really want to read after those. The problem is, the minute I finish one great book, another 3… Continue reading How to stop your TBR pile from stressing you out!
Hey YABookcasers! Nice to see you all on this fine February day. Since a lot of you here know about Pitch Wars, and have probably entered, or are even a mentor, I wanted to give you a glimpse behind the scenes from my Pitch Wars mentor experience...Being a Pitch Wars mentor is a lot of… Continue reading Behind the scenes with a Pitch Wars mentor
Last week, I told you how a dog could help break writer’s block. This week, in keeping with the animal theme, I’m going to tell you three of the writing lessons my horse taught me…
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Hi YABookcasers! Last week, I told you how a dog could help break writer's block. This week, in keeping with the animal theme, I'm going to tell you three of the writing lessons my horse taught me...First of all, this is said horse: Chew on it. Ever seen a horse in a field (of course… Continue reading 3 writing lessons from a horse
Hey Ya Bookcasers! How is January treating you all? It's sure been a busy one for me, what with editing, and writing, and work. And...fostering the most adorable golden oldie of a German Shepherd. Not only is she the most wonderful little thing in the world...but she's also a great tool for busting through writer's… Continue reading How a dog solved writer’s block