Finding the Beacon

Some of my writer friends say they do not believe in writer’s block. I’d like to think I’m a faucet of creative genius that I can just turn on when it’s time to start working, then turn off when it’s time to do something else (like go to...

Letter #6: On Not Writing

  Note to readers: This post is part of a series of letters between me and my friend and author Katie Rose Guest Pryal. I publish our letters here on my blog, and she also publishes our letters on her blog. You can read all of our letters here. Check out Chasing...

How to not faint at your author reading

  This is the buddy system in action. The great thing about having novelist friends is that you can support each other. Sometimes that means reading manuscripts and having late night DEFCON 1 phone calls. Sometimes is means tag teaming for readings.   I love...

Letter #4: Where Our Teaching Takes Us

Note to readers: My friend Katie Rose Guest Pryal (who is also a talented novelist) and I are writing letters to each other on our blogs. I’m posting them here, and she’s also posting our letters on her site. Previous letters are in the archives.  ...