Writing Tip: When Creative Energy is Low

Writing Tip: When Creative Energy is Low

Everyone experiences it at some time. That creative project is staring you in the face, and you know you need to work on it. But you can’t find the motivation. It has many names; low creative energy, creative burnout, creative exhaustion, creative funk. It’s not like...
Resources: Favorite Books on Writing

Resources: Favorite Books on Writing

Being a writer is all about self-reliance. You dream, research, write and edit while mostly in a state of being alone. That’s why our writing community can be so valuable. But another aspect of importance is our personal library of books about writing. Some books...
Writing Tip: How to Beat Analysis Paralysis

Writing Tip: How to Beat Analysis Paralysis

Spinning my wheels and going nowhere fast Okay, I’ll admit it. I’m usually quite organized. In fact, I LOVE the idea of being organized—ask my family. I work from a daily list of tasks that need to be completed. I have an agenda that keeps me on track (most of the...
Writing Tip: How to Write Realistic Outdoor Scenes

Writing Tip: How to Write Realistic Outdoor Scenes

I consider it a compliment when readers say the ‘wilderness’ in my novels, Tracker and Pursuit, is as much a character as the people in them. Writing scenes in the out of doors—especially in the remote wilderness—and making it believable is key to making...