If you're like me, sometimes it's tough to process feedback on your writing in an effective way. Doesn't matter whether it's your writers' group, beta readers, reviewers, your agent, your editor—none of us humans are wired to welcome criticism. I talk through my formula for … [Read more...] about Four Ways to Feed Off Feedback
I decided to hold forth in a video in the very real fear us authors feel about imposter syndrome. I just finished the latest revision of my young adult novel, No Small Thing, and I’ve been thinking about how I handle the imposter syndrome. So many of us face the feeling that … [Read more...] about Four Ways to Fight Imposter Syndrome: How Authors Just Need to Chill
"We're afraid that our truth isn't enough--that what we have to offer isn't enough without the bells and whistles, without editing, and impressing."-- Brené Brown I keep yanking at this new line in my face, one that popped about a week ago. Apparently I can Botox things away … [Read more...] about Author Head Shots: Embrace ‘Em, Wholeheartedly
Welcome to my writer's shrine. We all need hope, faith, and love as writers. We all need to believe in the power of our words, even if everything else in our life is telling us "nah." Talismans, symbols, icons, saints. Gifts from friends who love us well. From the … [Read more...] about What’s in Your Writer’s Shrine?