Five Tips to Keep Writing This Summer

Summer is just around the corner! It feels like I’m emerging from hibernation. Even though I haven’t been in school for many years (ahem), I still get the feeling that summertime is one endless ribbon. There are so many fun, exciting events planned. (Free...

How to Read Like a Writer

In a class I was teaching recently, a student asked me an unexpected question: How do I read more effectively? He told me he loved reading and he certainly had opinions about the books he read, but he didn’t know how to translate those opinions into a method to...

Research Your Novel and Stay Sane

At some point when you’re writing your novel, you’ll realize you need to look outside of yourself and your characters for answers. This is true for all genres—historical, sci-fi, contemporary. Even memoir writers don’t completely escape the long arm...

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