What Hitting my Head Taught me About Writing

Has this ever happened to you?We just finished dinner. The sun was shining behind the leaves making the blow green in the twilight. The day’s wind had already died down like a ceasing breath, a calm before tomorrows exhale.The world was calling for my kids and me to take a walk. Both kids were pleased not to head home already. My two-year-old may have shouted, “woohoo,” in her precious high-pitched voice and clutched her doll. We walked past a fenced-off[Read more]

(Write Away: 1) What to do When You Just Can’t Write

Can I tell you a secret?You always hear, and I have written this as well, that we should write every day, even if it’s only a little. Then you hear the smart advice to publish every day, to practice in public.But I didn’t expect it to be so hard. PlansA couple of months ago I had an idea I thought was pretty neat, though intimidating. I was going to (finally) start writing a novel and write articles about writing a novel.[Read more]

How to Stop Trying to Please Everyone and Just Write

Do you want to please everyone with your writing? Do you feel pressure from expectations other people put on you? If you’ve had enough, and you’re ready to just chuck it all out and write for the sheer love of it, this one’s for you.I remember it like it was yesterday.I told my dad about the writing I was doing. I was writing articles, turning them into books, and actually getting paid to write. How cool is that?“That’s good, son. It’s[Read more]

The One Simple Trick to Know if You Should Keep Writing (Or Give Up)

Photo by Jacqueline Day on UnsplashYou want to know, don’t you?That’s what you came here for. To find out the secrets to great writing. To learn what’s the best word to use that will have your readers begging for more. To find out how to write articles and stories that will climb there way to the best-seller list.You want to know how to write your way to success. But let me ask you something. How do you feel when you[Read more]

Writer Kids: A Family Vacation to Space

First, we were packing up our suitcases and our astronaut’s clothes.  Second, we were going to a rocket ship station.  Third, we got in the rocket and we said, “5,4,3,2,1, Blast off!” The rocket ship blasted off. Then we said, “Let’s go to Jupiter.” The rocket ship computer obeyed. Then we said, “Let’s go to Jupiter.” The rocket ship computer obeyed. #writerkids Click to Tweet When we got there we dived into the storm then jumped out. It was red and[Read more]