Category Archives: writing fiction

What Works and When

This is an older illustration, from like 4 years ago I think. I ran across it while digging through my digital archives (man oh man there’s a lot of pixels in there). I had written a short story and I … Continue reading

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Sometimes doing too much is a good thing.

Jumping between 4 projects right now. It’s actually been fun. One is a picture book that I am desperately trying to make work. It’s a new manuscript that I am putting in book dummy form to see how it works. It’s a … Continue reading

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Fun…in a way…

I’m currently putting together a dummy for a new picture book I wrote. I have a manuscript that my agent is pretty happy with, but in order to revise it I really need to see it on pages and not … Continue reading

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Advice to Me when I was 9.

I’ve seen a lot of posts lately about the advice a person would give to their younger self. I’v spent some time thinking about this, and more importantly wondering how I could deliver advice to my 9-year-old self. Would it … Continue reading

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Political Entertainment

  A book is the right escape for me from the noise and insanity of the current political cycle. When not  a single important issue can be discussed without a barrage of screaming insults, it’s time to find solace elsewhere. I look … Continue reading

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Focus!

It’s one of those days when I obviously know how I was inspired to write Dilly Dally Daisy. And not just because of my daughter!  I hard a hard time staying focused on any one thing today. Jumping back and forth … Continue reading

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Writing for fun and not profit.

“The inspiration you feel when you get a great idea and you can’t wait to sit and write – it needs to be strong because it needs to last you through the days, or weeks or years in the wilderness. … Continue reading

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