Dear Universe, I need your help. See, I've been carrying the world on my shoulders and the people I love in my arms and I just can't seem to move anymore. I was wondering if you could hold the Earth for me. Take her in your arms and tell her that everything's going to be… Continue reading Dear Universe
In my post Brush with an Agent Part I, I began sharing my 'Trying to get an Agent' journey with you. I left you hanging on the cliff of 'what did the agent say' - for too long! I apologize! I hope your fingers aren't bloody and breaking...! I have to tell you that waiting… Continue reading Brush with an Agent – Part II
What I can manage for you at this point in time is a collection of photos I took today while walking to the conference via 5th Avenue, and then walking around in Greenwich Village before dinner. My brain is sizzling from all that I've learned from the Backspace Writers Conference. I need some time to… Continue reading NYC – Day 4 – A Photo Essay (‘Cause the words aren’t here yet)
On this 14th day of February when our society deems it imperative that we celebrate 'love' even more than usual (which I don't mind at all, really. I'm all about love.), I thought I'd share with you the book that told my heart what my writing core would be. Yes, it was Judy Blume's Forever. I read… Continue reading For the Love of Writing
In 2012, I became a subscriber to many wonderful bloggers in the writing world. From the stunning Authoress at Miss Snark's First Victim to Adam Heine at Author's Echo to the wide world of Writer's Digest. It was my 'goal' to find and fall in love with an agent (although I've yet to blessed by… Continue reading On-line Critiquing Opportunities – Why I Participate
I had the distinct honour of watching a painter start a painting. From placing her canvas onto an easel and staring at the white space to the pulling out of the image. I took notes. I asked her questions as she created. She moved like a dancer whose dance floor was the canvas, whose audience… Continue reading When The Writing Becomes Physical
What is at your writing core? And by your writing core, I mean the main message or goal or theme in your writing. No matter what you write, this central piece shines through in your work. This one is easy for me. What exists at my writing core, like the sun in my writing soul's… Continue reading What Is At Your Writing Core?
My favourite quote EVER about the 'need' to be a writer: "Go into yourself. Search for the reason that bids you write; find out whether it is spreading out its roots in the deepest places of your heart, acknowledge to yourself whether you would have to die if it were denied you write. This above… Continue reading Must I write?