Writers Conference in Nevada County

Come to the Sierra Writers Conference to work on your process, join a community of writers, and participate in professional critique sessions.

Ready for Boot Camp?

Over the last few years, C.S. Lakin and I have been running boot camps in South Lake Tahoe, CA, focused on plotting your novel. But last year we added a Scene Mastery Boot Camp.  This is from Susanne’s blog.  Join us in Nevada City this May for the Scene Boot Camp.  It’s my hometown and … Continue reading Ready for Boot Camp?

The Journey IS the Story

I wrote this break down of how to find the real story of our novels in Writers Fun Zone. Check it out! New Class! How telling your Story Today can Change your Tomorrow. Sign up for the 8 class teachable course now. Contact me to participate in the 8 week interactive class via email starting … Continue reading The Journey IS the Story

How to Build A Fantasy World

How do you build a whole world? Lord of the Rings, Disc World, Game of Thrones, Handmaid’s Tale — These fantasy series are as much about their world as they are about the characters and story. Done right, the world itself becomes reason enough to read the book. That is why world building is important and daunting. Readers love … Continue reading How to Build A Fantasy World

Find the time to write

We live in a time packed with irresistible time vampires who either sneak around at night and suck the life out of us, or glitter seductively in the sunlight and lure us away from our daily work. To write, both your story or your book, or your NaNoWriMo project, you must string together the garlic, make a … Continue reading Find the time to write