Finding the Plot

As a writer whose work is regularly interrupted by piddly things like my job, I leave a lot of books and stories unfinished, sometimes for months or even years at a time. When I come back to a piece to start working on it again, it’s often hard to remember where I left off. ButContinue reading “Finding the Plot”

10 Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your Conference Experience

Originally posted on Carie Juettner:
A couple of years ago, during my week of 10 Writing Tips in 5 Days, I wrote a post called “Join the Club” about becoming a member of writing organizations and attending events and going to conferences. At the time, I was talking to myself as much as anyone else, because…

Why I Ran Away From Home

I love my home. I love my husband. I love my life. But two days ago, I took my dog and left it all behind. Let me explain. Teaching takes a lot out of you. Not only is it a lot of work, but it’s a lot of extroversion. You have to be ON allContinue reading “Why I Ran Away From Home”