NaNoWriMo Prepartion - 5 Tips

National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is a challenge to authors to start a new novel and write 50,000 words in the month of November. It’s not an easy task. In fact, I’ve attempted to complete the challenge twice. The first attempt resulted in a fiery crash so brilliant that I vowed never to subject myself […]

This week, I’ve been given a special task. I get to speak to a 3rd grade class about writing. And there’s a reason this is important to me. My first memory of writing stories and feeling the joy of creating fiction came in elementary school, 2nd grade to be precise. Although I began story telling […]

Writing Tip - Be Vulnerable

In the author bios I submit to literary magazines with my stories, I often include a line that says I’m driven to “capture moments of human vulnerability.” Let me help you visualize what I mean. Think of a photograph that exposes a person in a moment of terror, grief, or jubilation. It’s a moment so […]