Inspired By Pencils

As the calendar changed from February to March my creator’s soul sang out its annual clarion call, “April is coming!” April, which is filled with online challenges for those who are ready to rise to them: NaPoWriMo (National Poetry Writing Month), #the100dayproject, Blogging from A to Z Challenge, and, of course, Camp NaNoWriMo just to […]

Apologies to Anne

I read the Diary of Anne Frank when I was pretty young. It was sort of life changing. When I read that book and understood what it actually was — a little girl’s scribbles of her day to day — I became obsessed with writing down everything. I felt the need to document everything that […]

Stop Writing Alone

I’m sitting here at my local Barnes & Noble Cafe waiting for another member from my writing group because we have a meeting today. It’s called a “Write-In.” What do we do here? Simple. We write. No prompts, no activities led by me or any other members, simply a time and space reserved for each […]

#PitchWars – Let’s DO This!

Okay. I need a moment. I’m about to submit my application to #PitchWars. What is Pitch Wars, you ask? In short, it is an¬†insanely cool contest for writers who are ready to seek representation for a work in process. But, for all the nitty-gritty details, please see Brenda Drake’s post all about the contest. Brenda […]

Honoring my Reality as a Mommy-Writer

The DIY MFA book by Gabriela Pereira is coming out soon. I was lucky enough to gain access to an advanced copy and I am loving it. I have been a fan of Gabriela since stumbling upon her DIYMFAradio podcast after reading an article of hers in WRITER’S DIGEST. One of the things that hooked […]

How Did I Become a Writer?

This summer Gabriela Pereira will be releasing her DIYMFA book. I am super excited for it because I have been a fan of DIYMFA and DIYMFA radio for quite some time. As we build toward the release of this book, Gabriela has asked us to answer some questions about our own writing journey. Here is […]