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September 26, 2016

“Writing a book is a horrible, exhausting struggle, like a long bout of some painful illness. One would never undertake such a thing if one were not driven on by some demon whom one can neither resist nor understand.”

—George Orwell

Why am I starting with this quote? Bec...

September 19, 2016

Branching off from last weeks topic on writing groups, I want to explore the topic of constructive criticism. The Wikipedia definition for constructive criticism is: “...the process of offering valid and well-reasoned opinions about the work of others, usually involvin...

September 12, 2016

I’ve been wracking my brain the last few days trying to think of what could be considered sound advice, one writer to another.

As mentioned in a couple of our previous blog posts, Afton and I started taking writing more seriously when we took a creative writing class at...

September 5, 2016

Something was haunting me. It was annoying and big and ugly, this haunt. It followed me. Everywhere. Sometimes I couldn't think straight. Sometimes it made me anxious, moody, depressed. Sometimes it kept me up at night, which isn't good for a mom of two kids under the...

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