Have you visited JamiGold.com yet? If not, head over there now! Jami Gold is an author of Paranormal Romance and Contemporary Romance, but not only that, she’s got a great blog with tons of writing tips for authors! I was thrilled to guest blog on her site about “How to Make Settings Come to Life … Read More
You and the Writing Cave
I had the wonderful opportunity to post over at the award-winning blog, Writers in the Storm. They have a plethora of wonderful resources for writers on writing craft and more, and they allowed me to talk about one of my favorite things: Creative Well-Being and Writing Retreats. Here’s a snippet of the post, and a … Read More
What Happens in France…I share!
France was a dream retreat. Not only did our retreaters receive quality craft teaching, but they also got valuable insights into the European markets from Kobo Writing Life and from Literary Translations. Things I’ve never before realized…like you have to reinvent your author self in another country. It’s not just the language barrier, it’s not just … Read More
How Cruising Writers Helped Me Cross off Items on My Bucket List (And Can Do the Same for You)
by Julie Glover Although I’d been writing in one way or another for many years, I started my first novel only a few years ago – the same year I wrote a “bucket list.” I titled it my 40 After 40 List, with forty items I wanted to tackle after my 40th birthday. I’d gotten … Read More
Magic Starts to Begin Happening
I recently started watching Emeril Lagasse’s new show “Eat the World” on Amazon. Have you seen it? I’m absolutely in love because:It’s free on Amazon.It supports everything I believe about creatives working together.Emeril himself says, in the opening credits of the show, “When chefs get together, magic begins to start happening.”OMG!Did you see that?? “When chefs–” and we … Read More
The Magic of the Collective Creative
I’ve been reading a lot about creativity. It fascinates me. What is this thing, this voice, that whispers stories and characters and other worlds to us? Some authors claim they have ghosts whisper untold bits of history to them. Others feel this cannot-be-ignored pressure to write. Others sit down and pour out the hard stuff, … Read More
Writing Cruise = Best Career and Writing Decision EVER!
By Steena Holmes, NYT & USA Today Bestselling AuthorWhen I tell people that I’m going on a writing cruise I get one of two reactions.“A writing cruise? Really? You’re just looking for a write-off, right?”, or “Are you serious? A working cruise? This is legit?”Regardless of which response comes up, I smile and admit that … Read More
Why Travel? It’s Good for Your Heart.
Stuff your eyes with wonder, live as if you’d drop dead in ten seconds. See the world. It’s more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories. – Ray BradburyI love that, don’t you? The idea of stuffing your eyes with wonder. One of my favorite things is discovering something new, someplace I’ve … Read More
The Inspiration of Travel and Writing Retreats
By Shelley Adina, Amazon Bestselling Author, RITA Award® Winner – 2005When I graduated from high school, lo these many years ago, unlike many of my peers, I didn’t go to university (I did that years later, finishing up with an MFA in Writing Popular Fiction). I graduated on Thursday and on the following Tuesday started work … Read More
Getting Real with Networking
Does this picture make anyone else want to run back to their hotel room? Writing conferences are prime places to meet new people, make new connections, and network. Ugh.If you’re anything like me, the word networking makes you want to be sick and join a convent or a monastery and take a vow of silence, all at the … Read More