Tag: Community

New Beginnings

Jan 2, 2017, a fresh start. There is so much unknown about this new year. Although we do not know what our world has in store for us, for me, the beginning of a new year is always a personal celebration of rebirth and renewal. At this time I can choose how I want to live the next twelve months… Read more →

The Year In Review

It was a frigid January day when I met my writing buddy Joyce Shor Johnson in one of our favorite coffee shops to write. I hadn’t even taken off my coat when she said, “Spill it. You look like you’re about to burst.” And that’s when I shared my idea for this blog. She liked the concept and suggested we… Read more →

Social Media: “Build Your Brand Like You’re Running For President”

Author Cara Brookins said not to build your platform on social media at the Can’t You Hear Me Knocking? panel at Bouchercon which was held last month in festive New Orleans. Hold the phone! Don’t build a platform on social media?? What? She said social media platforms can change or disappear and it is wise to direct your readers to… Read more →

How To Build A Writing Community

Everyone has heard that writing is a lonely pursuit. And there are times when this is very true. But I have also found I can build my own universe full of other of writers and illustrators, creative and encouraging critique partners, masters of revision, and more importantly, establish deep friendships that nurture me and help me thrive. This allows me… Read more →

Kid Lit Universe

Welcome to Kid Lit Universe! Everyone has heard that writing is a lonely pursuit. And there are times when this is very true. But I have also found I can build my own universe full of other writers, illustrators, creative and encouraging critique partners, masters of revision, and more importantly, beta readers. This allows me to see the big picture,… Read more →

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