In his book “On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft,” Stephen King has famously credited “the boys in the basement” for working on his story even when he isn’t. The term “boys in the basement” did not ring true for me. Therefore, I came up with my own name: “the girls in the attic.” Last … Continue reading I ❤️ MY GIRLS IN THE ATTIC
This past week I got a bad case of "THE DOUBTS". The first two days I was walking around in a fog that did not let me see where I was going or where I had been. It left me feeling completely paralyzed. Thankfully, by day three a little voice inside reminded me that this … Continue reading WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN YOU GET A BAD CASE OF “THE DOUBTS”?
The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.Mark Twain Why? It's the first big question kids ask as they start to learn about the world. When you write a book, you are like a little kid learning about a new world. That is … Continue reading WHY?
I am sure you have heard about the plotters and pantsers debate. There's a new debate in town plaguing writers. Should I fast draft or should I, write slow? I have been asking myself this lately. And, of course, as if often the case, the answer is somewhere in the middle. A year ago, I … Continue reading FAST DRAFTING OR SLOW WRITING?