Category: Learning Curve

WCCW Conference 2015 Reflections

Time to Be Brave and Embrace the Call to Write! Attending a writer’s conference is one of those things difficult to transfer onto paper (or screen.) You really have to be there to understand the full experience. From making face-to-face connections with writers and mentors you only known via social media to making new contacts … Continue reading WCCW Conference 2015 Reflections

Finding the Story by Finding the Reason

How my analysis of daily life helps me to discover plot and character traits. Lately, my own personality quirks have afflicted me. How can I be the practical, rational, and organized working woman/mother/friend/wife  while also being the creative, expressive, unique writer? I have stewed for weeks about how I will ever find a rhythm between my … Continue reading Finding the Story by Finding the Reason

Toilet Paper and Tears: Discovering the Writer Within

I was full of imagination as a young girl. My mother says I was always telling stories and organizing make-believe with my two younger sisters, the neighbor kids and children from her home day care. Of course, I needed a loud, authoritative voice to be such a leader and I used it both day and … Continue reading Toilet Paper and Tears: Discovering the Writer Within

Writing with a Day Job, Five Kids, and Life at the Door

If you are looking for advice about writing with a day job, you may be disappointed. I haven't got it figured out yet. I keep telling myself if I am going to call myself a writer, I better be writing! But life isn't that simple. Writing books and magazines sit stacked on my nightstand, my … Continue reading Writing with a Day Job, Five Kids, and Life at the Door

Frantic February Thoughts

February is turning out to be a crazy month! See the latest on our family's dietary woes HERE. In other news, I am trying to get back on track with an improved diet, exercise, and finally seeing a doctor for the first time since we moved back to California in 2011. Although I am managing … Continue reading Frantic February Thoughts