Con-Crates to hold all your….stuff

As a writer/editor, I attend a fair number of conferences every year. And I take a LOT of crap er...umm... valuable, fun-stuff-that-is-definitely-not-crap with me to each one. Books, swag, agendas, banners, signage, and above all, chocolate, all of it has to make it to the con intact and unmelted. This necessitates a good number of … Continue reading Con-Crates to hold all your….stuff

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Three Types of Professional Editing and Why You Need Them

If you've been in the writing game for more than a week you've probably heard the following advice: Have your manuscript professionally edited. It's good advice. The Ailment(s) Writers who edit their own work face the pitfall of brain/eye dysplasia. It works like this: Your brain knows what it meant to write. Your fingers did … Continue reading Three Types of Professional Editing and Why You Need Them

After the Election: How I plan to move forward.

My emotions when I woke up Wednesday morning to the news of Mr. Trump's election, can be accurately described as a maelstrom. Disbelief. Anger. Fear. Worry. Sadness. And it has not gotten better over the course of the last week. Riots, horrifically cruel facebook posts, school yard bullies, college misogynists, and a host of other incidents and actions … Continue reading After the Election: How I plan to move forward.

Four Reasons You Should Follow the Indie Lights Blog Parade

I love a parade. I love the drum majors and the flag twirlers. I love the clowns, and the riding teams. Most of all, I love the floats! Watching the Tournament of Roses parade is the New Years day activity of choice around my house. It's a family tradition: breakfast and the parade, with coffee. … Continue reading Four Reasons You Should Follow the Indie Lights Blog Parade