Getting to the Heart of A Different Matter

by Staci Troilo Hello. If you’re stopping by hoping to read another anecdote about my family or my friends, you’re going to be disappointed today. Or maybe not. We’ve been discussing my relationships for a while now. I’ve told you stories about my grandparents, my parents, my siblings. You’ve read about my husband, my kids, … Continue reading Getting to the Heart of A Different Matter

Four Ways to Turn Weekend Negatives into Writing Positives

Wow, what a weekend. It started with snow. In May. In Arkansas. I ask you, what’s a die hard northerner to look forward to in the south if not nice weather? We’ve already opened our pool, for Pete’s sake. And now we have snow! It couldn’t have come at a worse time—it was the first … Continue reading Four Ways to Turn Weekend Negatives into Writing Positives

Patience is a Virtue

So you've sent off your short story to a contest, or your query letter to an agent, or your manuscript to a publisher. And you wait. And you wait. And you wait. It can be agonizing. What's a writer to do? This is the age of instant gratification. If you need an answer immediately, go … Continue reading Patience is a Virtue

NWA Writers Conference

Originally posted March 10, 2012 I attended the NWA Writers Conference today, and I wish you all could have been with me. It had excellent presenters and valuable information for any published or hoping to be published authors. I feel inspired to work on my platform and my manuscripts. Which is why I'm here blogging … Continue reading NWA Writers Conference