Letters to a Fiction Writer

I’ve been going through papers from different writer’s conferences and writing workshops I’ve attended over the years, and I found a short excerpt from a book called Letters to a Fiction Writer. I don’t think this advice is just for fiction...

How To Write a Novel

Dear Susan, I am finally determined to make writing a priority. Can you suggest an amount of time I should devote / set aside for writing each day?   A woman emailed me recently to ask me how to write a novel. Since I’ve written a bunch of them, I responded with...

My Writing Goals for 2015

For working writers like me, as well as writers just starting out, it helps you stay focused if you write down your writing goals, or any creative goals, for the coming year. Here’s what I have slated for the next twelve months. It may surprise you. What is a...

Writing a Memoir?

Be honest. Have you ever thought about writing a memoir? It’s a very popular genre of writing right now, and more and more memoirs are being published today, especially ones written by women. An aspiring writer asked me recently to define memoir versus...

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