Weekly writing update – Nov. 5, 2017: Rollercoasters

In the writing update video I recorded on Friday, I seem very happy about my productivity and progress this week. And I should be. I got some good stuff done that is helping me move forward. That’s great. What I totally forgot to mention in the video was the bottomless pit I stumbled into early…

So what happened to that memoir you were writing?

Concussions only get you so far when it comes to procrastinating. At some point, things just need to get done. (Although, when I can’t remember words or don’t manage to get them in the right order, when my family begins to laugh at me, I point to myself and say, “Hey, brain injury here.” I plan…

Deciding who you are: developing your writing platform

I went to the Willamette Writer’s Conference in Portland last weekend. I attended sessions, volunteered in the literary agent pitch room and talked to a whole lot of people. It was a great weekend. Some workshop sessions were concerned with the craft of writing — the elements of story structure, anchor scenes and plot points….