Ideal Workspaces

Yes, that is workspaces plural. Because the ideal is different for everyone, and different workspaces can work for the same someone at different times. The study that started me dreaming about writing But first, why talk about workspace? Isn’t that horribly...

Moss = Spring?

  **Breaking News* Don’t forget if you’re in Portland, my first launch party is this Sun, Feb 15, 2-4 PM at Periscope Books in Forest Grove, OR. I’ll be joined by writers Jenn Crowell, Sue Parman, and Lorri Nandrea. Hope to see you there! I...

What’s an IdeaBoard?

Maybe you think you know what an IdeaBoard is. But I’m here to needle you by saying, maybe you don’t know all it CAN be. For example, perhaps you used context clues and your own good sense to surmise that an IdeaBoard is a board on which an author places...

Recharging your Creative Batteries

One of the mistakes I’ve been careful to avoid is depleting the creative reservoir. I envision this as something that happens when you dive into creative pursuits full-time, facing a blank canvas or blinking cursor for eight hours a day, no other choice but to...