Lattes, Location & Writing – ChickLitGurrl Talks

[ pictures] Back in February while I was still in Lubbock, I dreamed about being back home in Lake Charles, LA and all the time I would spend in cafés, sipping on the decadent lattes I love and writing. I moved back to Lake Charles on March 1. I have been in no cafés since my return. […]

Writing in 140: Seeing Down Writing Journey’s Road – Latest BRP Commentary

Where do you see your writing self in 5 years? 10? Check out my latest post on BLOOD-RED PENCIL “Seeing Down Writing Journey’s Road” and answer this question and more for yourself! Check it out here, and leave comments! The Blood-Red Pencil Sharp and pointed observations about good writing []

Break Writer’s Block: Become the Storyteller, Not the Protagonist ~ Latest BRP Commentary

Are you a storyteller or a protagonist? In my latest Blood-Red Pencil post, “Break Writer’s Block: Become the Storyteller, Not the Protagonist,” I look at these terms – “protagonist” and “storyteller” – to argue how choosing one of these roles can dictate how we might fall into the writer’s block trap…and suggest ways how to […]

Part 5 (of 5) of Book to Screen @ APOOO Bookclub

In the last part of the five-part series, Book to Screen, I offer information on where to find agents, contests, production companies, and more for your screenplay. Big thank you to those who have e-mailed about the series, have learned from it, and are actually interested in now turning their books into possible screenplays! To […]

Knowing Your Editor’s Editing Philosophy

My latest Blood-Red Pencil post, “Knowing Your Editor’s Editing Philosophy,” came about after reading another BRP bloggers post titled “Who Is Your Editor?” There has been plenty of advice for writers about researching agents and publishers and making sure writers have a good fit with these people; it’s equally important to have a good relationship […]