Like that one guy said: Good writers borrow, great writers steal. Welcome to the place where all things have been lifted, looted, and otherwise pilfered…Remember, possession is 9/10s of the law.
Writers are over-the-shoulder readers. If there is a writer sitting next to another writer, odds are that one or the other will look over their compatriot’s shoulder and peek. There are millions of reasons for this. First, most writers (the real ones) are readers.… Continue Reading “Reading Over the Shoulder: A Thing I Wrote While Writing With Friends at Poor Richards”
A few years ago, agent Dan Lazar was a speaker at the Pikes Peak Writers Conference. I wanted to take down everything he said and inscribe it in gold because he was my dream agent. But, aside from his emphasis on having a strong… Continue Reading “Losing a Pack Member: What Happens When Writers Leave?”
The jist of recent conversation with my husband: “You have big dreams,” Shane says to me. “Um, yeah,” I say, thinking Is this some kind of trap/trick question? “What if they don’t come true? Or,” he says, “what if they take longer than you… Continue Reading “The Big Crushing Weight of Dreams and How Not to Get Smushed”