Category Archives: Writing advice

How to Write When You Don’t Feel Up to It

Sometimes, especially lately, it’s hard to do the creative work you want to do. I’ve used a bunch of tricks to get around the blocks. I offer them here, in hopes they’ll inspire you. If you have tricks of your … Continue reading

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FogCon 2019

Next weekend is my first convention of the year!  I’m looking forward to going back to FogCon in Walnut Creek, California. Friday afternoon at 3 pm, I’ll be joining Vylar Kaftan, Tina LeCount Myers, and Tyler Hayes to talk about … Continue reading

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Get Published podcast

In addition to talking about my 1-week book tour to my favorite bookstores in Southern California (including Dark Delicacies and Mysterious Galaxy) for 199 Cemeteries to See Before You Die, I got to talk about Shut Up & Write, NaNoWriMo, Writing Down the Bones, … Continue reading

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Come Write With Me

Tonight is the last Write-In at the Borderlands Cafe.  Please come join me, if you’d like to have a couple hours of peace to yourself or if you have something to get out of your system or if, by any … Continue reading

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Do You Nanowrimo?

In August 2003, my pregnancy turned complicated. The long hours confined to a hospital bed, where I faced the realization that one of us might not survive my daughter’s birth, fired my determination to write something – finish something, publish … Continue reading

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