Writer’s Block & the Ticking Clock – Blog

Juggling WIPs

The view from my office window. This is not trying to be instructional. This is more or less a rambling cry for help. How do you decide what to work on and when, if you have lots of writing projects started? Especially if demands in your life are all grabbing at your legs like toddlers?…

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A toast to music and history: Guest post from Melanie Gall

Melanie Gall is a woman of many talents. She is an author, an editor, a historian, a musician, a performer, and more. She tours within and outside of the U.S., putting on shows full of razzle and dazzle and all that jazz: A Toast to Prohibition and A Talent to Amuse: The Noel Coward Story…

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Should you create an author website? Yes.

I’ll keep this one short. Recently, I stopped waffling about whether or not I should create a website and did it. Or, rather, I paid someone else to do it, because I’m from that in-between generation that didn’t grow up with computers but now we’re forced to use them for everything and to be honest,…

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“In My Room,” Guest Post from Lara Tupper

Lara Tupper is the author of A Thousand and One Nights, Off Island, and Amphibians. She is also an accomplished folk singer. Photo by Elaina Mortali. “All of humanity’s problems stem from man’s inability to sit quietly in a room alone.” – Blaise Pascal, French philosopher I learned, from an early age, how to stay…

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Writing Resolutions: Yes or No?

We’re two days into the new year. We’ve all seen the memes–walk quietly, don’t claim this will be your year, don’t tempt fate, it can always get worse, etc. We thought 2021 would be better than 2020, and we were disappointed. So. We’ve also all seen the range of social media posts about resolutions–why they…

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When you can’t write or revise, read.

This will be a short one, because I’m feeling flattened and hollowed out. It’s the endless pandemic with its grief and worry; it’s the end of a tough semester throughout which I juggled too much and burnt myself out; its the approaching holidays with their stressors and reminders that my mom is dead and my…

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