What is with the hostility?

Writers, I’m calling you out, and it ain’t gonna be pretty. To those who think it fair game to pick on others, shame on you. And by this I mean, writers who curse, belittle, argue with, and generally act childishly toward agents and editors. I work both...

Inspiration

I’ve talked a little bit in previous posts about where I get some of my inspiration from to write stories. It really depends, and it can come from truly bizarre sources, especially for me. Case in point, I was at the farmers market in Salt Lake yesterday and...

Back in the saddle again . . .

Yes, I do think of blog titles in song. It’s often the first thing that comes to me. Anyway, this week has been momentous (for me at least) in that I’ve decided my book is about as ready as I can get it. This means QUERYING! Yep, I’ve started again,...

Creative Reading 201

Author Tracy Hickman (best known for the Dragon Lance books) gave a speech tonight as part of the BYU writers conference I’ve been attending this week. His words struck me so powerfully that I want to share the message with you as well as my thoughts on what...

Graduating

Up late tonight for reasons I won’t go into (other than to say my mouth loves Indian food. Other parts of me . . . not so much). Anyway, while I’m sitting here wide awake, I was thinking about the first day of my writers conference. And the biggest feeling...