Writers on Writing: My Writing Life with Hank Phillippi Ryan
I just launched by new book SAY NO MORE…and I am still floating! Times like this, I always wonder—how did this all happen? I realize how much I’ve discovered along the way…and how much I’ve leaned. And how much of it has to do with discipline.
For instance…I was so stunned when my writer friend said this, I almost didn’t know how to reply. And, I fear, my unbridled reaction was to burst out laughing.
“I’m so behind,” she wailed. “I simply can’t meet my deadline. I’m going to ask my editor for an extension, maybe two months. I just can’t finish my book. I’m just not feeling my story.”
Writers on Writing: My Writing Life with Christina Freeburn
Sometimes the writerly life can be glamorous, whisking me off to places like New Orleans, Baltimore, Washington DC, Amish Country in Ohio, and other times it’s a local appearance at the high school. For the last four years, I’ve participated in the Holiday Harvest event at the local high school. It brings in crafters from around the surrounding areas to sell their handmade items. I have readers who stop by every year to get the newest book. I love being able to catch up with them and hear what they’ve been doing. One of my favorite things is at the event is families stopping by and parents proudly telling me their child wants to be a writer. It warms my heart and I love being given the opportunity to give a future published author some encouragement.
Writers on Writing: My Writing Life with David Burnsworth
I like numbers. Actually, I like calculating things. Math has always been a friend of mine which is probably why I majored in, and made it out of, Engineering. Charts and graphs interest me inasmuch as I like to understand the story they are trying to tell. Sort of like financial accounting, but not so manipulatable.
Timelines are also fascinating. Arranging facts in chronological order allows me to read into the “why” in addition to the “what.” The “why” is what I’ll call the motivator. Whether it’s how science and technology have advanced our lives over the years or, as a mystery writer, the reason the Butler did it.