The Beginning Writer: How to Get Started

The Beginning Writer: How to Get Started

Whether you are quietly whispering to yourself, “I am a writer,” or shouting it as loudly as you can, creating a book-length work IS an intimidating process. How do you even begin to do this?

Dialogue Revisited: How Listening and Observing Improves Dialogue Writing Skills - with Tracey Kathryn

Dialogue Revisited: How Listening and Observing Improves Dialogue Writing Skills - with Tracey Kathryn

Listening and Observing Others to Inspire your Dialogue WritingLast summer, I wrote a post about dialogue writing. I’m a conversationalist, a dialogue fan.

Summer Writing: How to Stay on Track

Summer Writing: How to Stay on Track

Summer Writing: How to Stay on Track -- Use S.M.A.R.T. Goals

How S.M.A.R.T. goals support a writer’s plan

Writing Conference Season (and you thought it was simply spring!)

Writing Conference Season (and you thought it was simply spring!)

From April 5 to May 5, I taught at three writing conferences, hosted the 4th Anniversary of the Books and Beer book club, and led a writing workshop for a total of twelve “event” days. Frankly, I’m a little tired, but I’m also grateful and rather excited to edit my work in progress and start a new project. Here’s why . . .

Plotters vs. Pantsers with Author Amanda Zieba

Plotters vs. Pantsers with Author Amanda Zieba

I'm pleased Amanda Zieba is able to join us again. Amanda is an author, a word nerd, a mom, a wife, a teacher, and so much more. Today she discusses plotting your story or writing by the seat of your pants, aka being a pantser. Amanda originally published this article on her websiteThe question of whether a writer should carefully plot out a story or whether it is okay to write by the seat of your pants is one that is asked often at writing workshops and conferences.

Gifts for Writers: Decluttering a Writer's Life with Tracey Kathryn

Gifts for Writers: Decluttering a Writer's Life with Tracey Kathryn

Gifts for Writers: Decluttering a Writer's Life

Writing and Exercise (Revisited) with Tracey Kathryn

Writing and Exercise (Revisited) with Tracey Kathryn

Writing and Exercise (revisited) - from Tracey Kathryn

The New York Pitch: A Different Kind of Writing Conference

The New York Pitch: A Different Kind of Writing Conference

All About the NYC Pitch Conference for Authors - from Tracey Kathryn

BUILDING YOUR ONLINE AUTHOR IMAGE

BUILDING YOUR ONLINE AUTHOR IMAGE

Often, the first impression people form about authors comes from digital sources – an author website, social media accounts, book sales’ websites, blogs and more. This handy checklist makes sure you won’t miss any of these important ways to reach readers and others in the publishing world. Even for pre-published authors, these digital resources are important. Consider it dressing for the job you want!

Christmas Gifts for Writers (and other hard-to-buy-for people)

Christmas Gifts for Writers (and other hard-to-buy-for people)

Momentary panic set in this past weekend when I came across a count-down-to-Christmas clock on a website. I don’t know what date I THOUGHT it was but seeing that Christmas was about two weeks away made me freak out—just a little bit.

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