Blog: For Writers Only

The Truth about Writing Retreats

These days of steamy late July always send me back to my first ever (terrifying) writing retreat when I was 24 and searching for the muse. Five hot highway hours, a tiny dormroom, a stolen laptop (I’ll tell if you ask), 10 fantastic women. Though I’d never written anything but journal entries, I burned up read more…

Are You Ready for an Agent? Here’s the Skinny…

You worked you’re ass off. You managed endless hours at the keyboard staving off doubt and hunger and martinis and sometimes sex. You spent thousands on a kick-ass development editor and/or an expensive MFA program and/or workshops and conferences. You dotted your i’s and read the draft so many times you memorized it.

Crazy (Writing) Dreams Really Do Come True…

Most of you know that seven years ago after some wild happy success in the publishing industry, I had a crazy dream: I wanted to make new writers into authors.  By leveraging some kick-ass studies on creative brain science, I began working with writers to  build their work up, rather than breaking it down. I read more…

Your Muse is Waiting for You…

Last week was my birthday and as a gift to me: I lazed around for two whole days and wrote whatever I wanted to.  I didn’t check email or even get on my phone much, I just let myself go wild on the page. It was unbelievably luxurious and actually things happened in my writing read more…