Your Words Matter

Somewhere in my basement sits a box containing a faded grade-school project asking the age-old question: what do you want to be when you grow up? The girl whose two favorite book series were, not coincidentally, both about girls who were aspiring authors (the Betsy-Tacy series by Maud Hart Lovelace, and the Anne of Green … Continue reading Your Words Matter

Who’s A Writer, Anyway?

Do you consider yourself a writer? Whatever your answer is - yes, no, -ish? - this post is for you. I don’t consider myself a writer. I never have. Which is entertaining, considering that I’m now embarking on the Write 100 Challenge for the second time, but more about that later. I have a very … Continue reading Who’s A Writer, Anyway?

Silencing Your Inner Jerk: Writing and Perfectionism

Many, many people before me have written about how to deal with the "inner critic" but, personally, I've never liked that term very much. To call the voice that tells me day in and day out that I have not written enough (and that what I have written belongs deeply buried in the world's smelliest … Continue reading Silencing Your Inner Jerk: Writing and Perfectionism