On Writing Archive

The Nitty Gritty: Tips for the Final Edit

We’re on the final stretch with Grey Lore. It should be in stores at the beginning of December (deep breaths). In these months/weeks leading up to its release, there’s been a lot of editing going on (by me and others). The big editing was done months ago and as we go along we get

Writing About Your Family

You can write about your family in a Family History kind of way. Or in a My Family is So Crazy kind of way. Both work for me, and here are a few ideas for both. Prompts for Writing about Your Family:       What makes you family different? What do you love about them? What

Types of Journals Proven to Be GOOD FOR YOU!

I had so much fun doing my presentation on journaling last night (huge thank you to all who showed up!) that I wanted to dedicate the next few posts to some ideas on journaling. We started the evening talking about all the ways that journaling benefits us. Basically it’s a miracle drug. “Writing about

Journaling for Personal and Family History

Hey All! I’ll be hosting a journaling presentation/workshop on Monday, July 31st at 6:30 at Willard. I’d love to see you there. Below is the flier with more details. And you can expect some journaling tips to come your way on this blog in the next month!

What Writers Can Learn from Musicians

Before I was a writer, I was a musician (I still am). Of all the arts, I think music is the one that best understands that non-glamorous word: Consistency. You’re not going to learn that song if you don’t sit your butt down (almost) every day and play. You’re not going to improve your