10 Reading-Related Habits

As an author, I take it as a given that I should be reading, widely and deeply. This is a rather convenient ‘should.’ This is in addition to the Must Read command my brain gives me a dozen times a day, whether to sate curiosity, escape worrying about a...

Why Writers Write…and All the Rest

(We have two events coming up, at OHS in Portland, and Vintage Books in Vancouver, WA! See details below) The book is released! And my spirit feels like it has been released as well. As I drove home after the launch party for The Grasping Root, I felt valued. All...

What to do when you lose the magic

Warning: No easy solutions appended. I’ve been feeling the loss of magic in several areas where I usually excel at conjuring: walking, cooking, writing. I usually love getting lost in a character’s journey. I feel satisfied with myself when I walk a few...

Literary Marketing Workshop for Authors!

UPDATED TIME: Sunday, April 2, 2-4 PM Guess what, Aspiring Authors? (Those who are on the newsletter list already heard, but here’s the general announcement:) Cal and I are starting a series of workshops focused on the various roles an indie author has to fill...

Decluttering for Writers

Being a writer has nothing to do with one’s personal style, and there have been plenty of hoarder-style, as well as many minimalist, writers over the centuries. Recently I saw this meme on Face Book, & laughed: It made me think about decluttering, always a...