19Jan, 2017

The Craftsmanship of Editing

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  It never fails to amaze me, even after so many years of working with texts, that, no matter how often you go over the same text, you still find things to improve. Yesterday I went through all the feedback I had received from the beta readers of my advance reader copies to see which edits I'd compile for the [...]

12Jan, 2017

Sitting in the Sun

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I have a new favorite winter pastime: Sitting in the sun. I've discovered that from about 9:15 in the morning until about 10 o'clock the sun, when it is out, shines on my spot on the couch. Initially I just noticed that I loved sitting there when the sun was warming my back, and the page I was writing on [...]

28Dec, 2016

Artist & Writer’s Workbook 2017

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It's the time of year again to look back and plan ahead, so I am happy to present you with the Artist & Writer's Workbook 2017. It's free; you just have to fill out the form here to download it! (Click on the hyperlink if you don't see a sign-up form.) This is the fourth time I am [...]

15Dec, 2016

Spreading Parcel Magic: Bella Grace Giveaway

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  The winter issue of Bella Grace hits newsstands today, and it features an article by yours truly! Because I am so very happy about my work being in this great magazine, and because it's the season of spreading around joy, I am giving away one issue of Bella Grace. All you gotta do is leave a comment about how [...]

7Dec, 2016

Artful Blogging Giveaway

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Today is St. Nikolaus, a day I remember fondly from my childhood (see my essay Giving Up Christmas in Tablet, which, incidentally, is an excerpt from my book Jumping Over Shadows.) St. Nikolaus is a day of small gifts, and so, since I have, as a contributor to Artful Blogging, the opportunity to host a giveaway, I'm offering it today and [...]

4Dec, 2016

8 Days of Chanukah Emails

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  I've got a new little project--not that I'm lacking for work or busy-ness, but holidays happen if you want them to or not. So this year, since Chanukah is so late in December, I thought I'd take the lead time to get organized. As part of that, I'm putting together a series of eight emails for Chanukah, one delivered [...]

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