A Rumbling of Excitement

First, a little housekeeping. Do you notice anything different? Check out my brand spankin’ new newsletter sign-up button just over there. Starting in a few weeks, I’ll be sending out an email newsletter every 6-8 weeks. It’ll include an encouraging word, updates on my projects, links to my recent reads, giveaways, and more. I’d sureContinue reading “A Rumbling of Excitement”

Kill Them All: Knowing When to Not to Write

Disclaimer:  If you’re looking for fluffy, easy going Teresa, today is not your day. You might want to go enjoy your weekend and come back Monday. Just sayin’. There’s a school of thought in the writing community to “just write.” No matter what, force yourself into the craft and progress will follow. Keep momentum up. Some writing will beContinue reading “Kill Them All: Knowing When to Not to Write”

Query Me This: The Riddle of Reaching an Agent

Above all, a query letter is a sales pitch and it is the single most important page an unpublished writer will ever write. It’s the first impression and will either open the door or close it. It’s that important, so don’t mess it up. Mine took 17 drafts and two weeks to write. — NicholasContinue reading “Query Me This: The Riddle of Reaching an Agent”

Every Idea Must Go Somewhere: Connecting to Emotions

Ideas come from everything. Alfred Hitchcock I came across this quote today during my lunch break while browsing blog posts and social media. A fellow graphic designer friend quoted Hitchcock in reference to getting a burst of creative energy while driving past a construction site. I’ve often been inspired unexpectedly in strange places by uncommonContinue reading “Every Idea Must Go Somewhere: Connecting to Emotions”

Good Prompts Never Expire: What I Wrote During Lunch

I wasn’t going to post anything today, but I ran across a “happy accident” and wanted to share. During my lunch break I scrolled through Twitter and came across a tweet from Write to Done about a fun writing prompt. I clicked on it and thought the idea sounded fun, so I decided to participate.Continue reading “Good Prompts Never Expire: What I Wrote During Lunch”