Is Writing the Impossible Mission?

Writing conference season is in full swing. Conferences are such exciting times-filled with renewed relationships, new friendships, and countless dreams. Mixed in with the dreams, however, are less appealing realities. Changing markets, a depressed economy, and the small percent of manuscripts that see publication, not to mention agents, queries, verb tense, and point-of-view all present […]

Why Do You Write?

Why DO you write? I used to say, “Because I can’t not write!” But I’ve learned over the past eighteen months that I CAN indeed survive without writing. But it’s painful. I can feel my creativity and imagination shriveling during this time. In his book 100 Things Every Writer Should Know, Scott Edelstein says to ask […]