Writing Prompt (final edit): Heartbeat

It's LATE on Friday and I'm just getting around to posting this last edition of Heartbeat before I move on to other projects. See First Draft and First Edit. This project was tough, harder than I expected, because I was editing on my own. Usually, I have my writer friends critiquing, which helps me see … Continue reading Writing Prompt (final edit): Heartbeat

Writing Tip: Community

Building on what I talked about last week, community is essential to grow your writing. Why? Others look at your work with a different eye than you do and so can spot problemsWhen we write and then edit our work, it's hard to see problem spots for the simple reason that we don't know what … Continue reading Writing Tip: Community

It’s the little things…and the big surprises

As long as we're talking about kids and parenting, can I get a little more personal here? As I continue on my course of pursuing authordom, I find that I am more observant of the world around me. I'm always looking for that interesting little thing to add to my story to make it come … Continue reading It’s the little things…and the big surprises

Discovering the community around me

I've spent a bit of time talking about community this week already and I want to talk just a little more about it. The idea of building a community can sometimes feel as overwhelming as trying to build your own house without any construction experience! For most of my life, I have felt like an … Continue reading Discovering the community around me