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Posts Tagged: Writing

Life has gotten in the way of my career since September. My mother’s health declined, and then on Tuesday, November 29th, she fell and ended up with a compound fracture to her right leg. Both bones broken and exposed, and one hell of a wound. Her multitude of health issues affected her ability to heal (including diabetes), so the … Read the rest
Since the election, I’ve been thinking a lot about social media.  What used to be a place for connecting and sharing silly, uplifting things has become a pulpit of sorts for many of us, myself included. And that’s probably lost us followers and friends at times. As an author building my brand, I know I shouldn’t … Read the rest
Recently I attended an incredible writing conference, MWA University, sponsored by Mystery Writer’s of America. I spent the day listening to the likes of Hallie Ephron, Jess Lourey, Sara Peretsky and Hank Phillipi Ryan talk about craft and the writing life. It was amazing, and I learned vital tricks about craft and came away refreshed. … Read the rest
I don’t talk a lot about movies on here, but today I saw Gravity with Sandra Bullock and George Clooney. This movie is unlike anything I’ve ever seen, and I’m not just talking about Bullock floating hopelessly through space, utterly alone and free falling. That in itself was astonishing, and I think this movie came … Read the rest
Every book–EVERY book–gets bad reviews. Even books like Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl have been dinged for one reason or another. As writers, especially when we are newly published, it’s very easy to take these personally. And tempting to want to stick out our chests and defend our honor. Don’t. It’s bad business. No matter how … Read the rest