Spring Cleaning: Three Tips for Writers

March 20 was the Spring Equinox, which means spring is officially here! It doesn’t matter that it was actually snowing on March 20 in some parts of the US. It’s spring; I’m claiming it. I think most of us have had enough of Jack Frost, Suzy Snowflake, Old Man Winter, and Polar Vortices to last … Continue reading Spring Cleaning: Three Tips for Writers

Need Motivation? Look No Further

We’ve been having the strangest weather. My kids have missed eight days for snow already, and we’re in the south. I’m told that’s not unheard of for this area, but come on. What’s the point of living in the south—far from family and good Italian food—if not avoiding snow? But I digress… Gramma never complains … Continue reading Need Motivation? Look No Further

Six Speakers, I Mean, Reasons Why Saturday Was So Great

This weekend marked the return of one of my favorite annual events… and of course I don’t mean the loss of an hour of sleep. One look at the bags under my eyes and you would know that’s not something I yearn for. Nope, Saturday was Northwest Arkansas Writers’ Annual Writers Workshop. I anticipate this … Continue reading Six Speakers, I Mean, Reasons Why Saturday Was So Great

Get in the Groove

Originally posted August 24, 2011 I have a routine. I put on music (classical music - channel 866  or classic rock channel 862 on DirecTV) when I'm writing (depending on my mood) or my own personal playlist (the Rocky soundtrack if I'm writing an action sequence or some of my favorite love songs if I'm … Continue reading Get in the Groove