Since we’re on the subject of writing festivals, let’s talk about what they are and why they are important. Writing festivals, or conferences, are a collection of workshops, panels, interviews, book signings, and mingles geared toward those interested in writing. They typically take place over a couple of days in one single location, be itContinue reading “5 Compelling Reasons to Attend Writing Festivals”
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The Stockholm Writers Festival
In 2017 a couple of members from the Stockholm Writers Group participated in a writers conference in the United States. When they came back, one of them took a look around and wondered why we didn’t have anything close to that in Stockholm and decided to do something about it.
What I’m Reading, What I’m Writing
What I’m Reading One thing you need to know about me is that I’m reading polygamist. I normally read at least two books at one time. In my past, I could be at various stages in more than five books at a time, but I’m trying to keep my limit to three these days. ThoseContinue reading “What I’m Reading, What I’m Writing”
Revision Tip: Write it Twice. Or Three Times. Or Ten.
I once saw a video by Anthony Marra, author of A Constellation of Vital Phenomena, where among other things he talked about his revision process and how he typed his story over and over. That moment was special for me. Angels didn’t sing or anything, but it was the first time I had ever run acrossContinue reading “Revision Tip: Write it Twice. Or Three Times. Or Ten.”
My Author Mission Statement
I was in a mom situation about a week or two ago and ended up defending my children during a play date. Later, I had conflicting emotions about the episode. Sadness. Anger. Frustration. Guilt. Eventually, my husband came to me and said I should never feel guilty for being the champion our children need atContinue reading “My Author Mission Statement”
Setting up an email list
I’ve finally broken down and listened to the advice many successful authors have passed on for years. No, it’s not, ‘Write every day.’ I’ve given up ever pulling that off while I have small children and live in the frozen north (for the record, I do try to follow that advice, but my version goes something more like, ‘PrayContinue reading “Setting up an email list”
Hello, March! I’m So Glad to See you.
I asked for a February do-over, but I don’t think anyone heard me. You know what? It doesn’t matter now, because February is gone. Good riddance! And take your germs and viruses with you! I better not get too excited or that meme I saw the other day with sunny skies on Tuesday and a blizzardContinue reading “Hello, March! I’m So Glad to See you.”
As part of my weekly writing schedule, one day a week I submit work to various literary magazines or online journals. I can honestly say that so far it’s worked! Granted I’ve only been working off my new schedule for two weeks, but hey, it’s a start =). I started my new writing schedule last weekContinue reading “Rejection Rituals”
Writing Projects Update
Today’s post is a short one. I really just wanted to take the time to recap where I am on my writing projects. Flameborne — The sequel to Ashborne. I gotta tell you, I’m loving this book. New plot twists. New challenges. Poor Joelle. The revision process is about halfway completed. It’s taken longer thanContinue reading “Writing Projects Update”
“Bug Out” Published
Over the weekend, the latest edition of Perihelion Online Science Fiction Magazine came out. This is important for science-fiction fans because the online magazine is free, which means you now have 11 new stories and articles to read. I’m happy about it because my short story “Bug Out” is one of those new stories. TheyContinue reading ““Bug Out” Published”