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The Writing Path

I’ve decided to launch from my Rocket Kid Writing blog into a newly titled blog, which will be integrated with my new website (stay tuned!) as The Writing Path.

It’s not an easy path, involves some hard pulling at times, some days of feeling lost in the woods, but for me, it’s a compelling path of self-discovery. I have to keep going forward. And though it often feels solitary, I’m surrounded by writer friends, whether we connect in person over a cup of tea or coffee, or on Facebook, Twitter, or through the marvelous nonprofit organization for writers of women’s fiction,¬†The Women’s Fiction Writers Association.

Two great things I did for my writer self last year: draft a (nearly) complete novel during¬†National Novel Writing Month, and join the WFWA, where I’ve met and learned from many wonderful novelists. Read More “The Writing Path”

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The Best 5 Writing Podcasts (out of 1,000s)

One obvious way to find good writing podcasts is to go to the major magazines and papers. They all have writing and reading related podcasts.

But I want to hear from people like me, novelists in the trenches of a first or second book, writers suffering through querying, plotting, character development, point-of-view decisions. Authors working to publicize their indie books or books out from smaller book publishers. I want to know how they’re doing it, how they keep on doing it, and what new ideas are out there for me. Read More “The Best 5 Writing Podcasts (out of 1,000s)”