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...

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...

Unconventional Ways to Research Your Novel

Does the thought of doing research for your novel or memoir fill you with dread? Do you put it off until you have gaping holes in your story or abandon your idea altogether? Never fear! Research for your novel can be fun. First, think about what kind of information...

The Simple Way to Be a Writer 24/7

Recently I went hiking at Mashomack Preserve on Shelter Island. Mashomack encompasses one-third of the island including woodlands, marshes, ponds, coastline, and grasslands. As pristine as it is, I began my hike with a lot on my mind. My thoughts were spiraling around...

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