Last week we debuting authors of the Debutante Ball talked about writers conferences. How many ways can we love conferences? Oh so many! As luck would have it, I was actually at a conference all week: Wordcrafters of Eugene. First came the writers retreat segment from Monday through Thursday. I’ll just say fab.u.lous. I was… Read More At a Writers Retreat and My First Book Signing!
As I write this post on Wednesday afternoon, I’m relaxing on my bed in a Hilton hotel room. A few moments of quiet before I start on my writing homework and then meet up with my fellow retreaters for dinner. I haven’t attended a writers retreat in years. Not because I think my level of… Read More AT A WRITERS RETREAT | The Defining Moment
Goofball Friday. I’m initiating a game of tag. I got wind of it from writer Joelle Anthony’s blog. The players I saw on Anthony’s thread seemed pretty peppy, which might help with this kind of game. I’m not so peppy, but no matter. An experiment! Here’s how it goes: 1. These rules of the game get posted… Read More Wanna Play Tag? Passing Along a Meme
Last weekend during my impromptu Puget Sound writers retreat (I wrote 32 pages!) I spoke to New York Times bestselling novelist Susan Wiggs at a book event. That I’d met her once before and that we have at least one mutual friend went a long way toward alleviating my tendency to clam up in the presence of novelists of… Read More What I Learned From a Bestselling Novelist
This is a hopeful time of year. The days are noticeably longer and the breezes are gentler souls. It’s too early for crocus, but I still feel spring. Here’s my top ten early-warning signs of spring: 10. Buds on the rhododendrons. 9. Bye-bye to the extra blanket on my bed until next winter. 8. High-end Easter and gardening… Read More Top Ten List: Early-Warning Signs of Spring