Strong Female Characters

An awesome article by Sophia McDougall today over at the New Statesman titled “I hate Strong Female Characters”. I encourage you to read the article in its entirety. All I want is to give my own two cents here. I, too, had always been a little uncomfortable with the “Where are the strong female roles” […]

Don’t Write Flat

I used to carve wooden figurines. Someday when my brain won’t let me write anymore and my kids are long and gone, I’ll probably carve again. I first carved an astronaut out of pine back in junior high. The only thing it had in common with an astronaut was that both were objects of the […]

Magic Writing Secret

Write. And read. Of course, that’s not what we want to hear. We want to hear that John Grisham and Stephen King and JK Rowling and even Stephanie Meyer have that one piece of advice that will just make everything, well, let’s all be honest with ourselves… …easier. I said it. We want it to […]

Writing Update December 30

Well, I crashed and burned in Round of Words in 80 days.  Things came up, particularly we had a new baby so I regrouped and decided to join National Novel Writing Month instead.  So here is my NaNoWriMo update. I wrote 58,000 words in November thus making my NaNoWriMo goal of 50,000 words for the […]