It's no secret that I love blogging. "Live, laugh, longform" has become my unofficial motto for this project, only half-tongue in cheek. When I started this blog, however, I had no idea what I wanted to do with it or how to do it in the first place. I had tried blogging a few times … Continue reading Welcome to My TED Talk(s): Blog Writing Step by Step
Happy Spring, everyone! I had a minor milestone this week: I passed 2000 Twitter followers. It was actually a weird time to hit this benchmark, as I was feeling ill with a bad migraine cycle and not especially present most of the week. Plus, I’ve fallen behind on scheduled writing questions, the major way I … Continue reading Feed the Birds: 8 Twitter Tips for Organic Engagement
We don't like to admit it, but it happens to everyone. With the Pitch Wars showcase fast approaching, AMM picks announced, awards season in full swing, and The Discourse piping hot, it’s time to get real about an experience that can sting worse than rejections on your own work: Watching your fellow writers succeed. That's … Continue reading A Fire to Light Your Way: Writers and Professional Jealousy
Happy New Year, dear readers, and welcome to my first blog post of 2022! As one of my goals for the New Year, you should expect to see more regular posts from me. My "writing about writing" has been especially rewarding over the last few months, in large part because of readers who have reached … Continue reading The Year of Showing Up: Setting My Intentions for 2022
I warned y'all that I love my year in review posts, right? Last week I reflected on what I learned this year. This week, because I'm in holiday mode, no thoughts brain empty, I'm doing more of a round-up post. I'll share my top blog posts, my favorite books from this year, some writing and … Continue reading 2021 Wrap-Up and Year in Review
I was going to blog about something else this week, probably editing and what it's like to return to a book I haven't looked at for awhile as I dip back into revisions on GALATEA'S PARADOX. However, life and my rogue immune system had other plans. I've been hesitant to write on this topic for … Continue reading Words Versus Spoons: On Writing with Chronic Illness
Lately, I’ve had apocalypse on the brain. A strange duality exists between my near-daily practice of creating, i.e. writing and revising, while chaos and catastrophe swirls as a near-daily occurrence in the world at large. This is not an upbeat advice post, so I apologize in advance. Feel free to skip this if it’s not … Continue reading Writing While the World Burns
In honor of my blog's one year anniversary, I want to share what I've learned so far about audience-building, social media, and author platforms.