Friday, December 30, 2016

Thank you, Big Bill Shakespeare

Sometimes there's nothing like a good education.
Just keep writing. (And mind your manners.)

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

'You're thinking about . . . what!'

A friend can be a little, uh, caught off guard when you say you're thinking about writing a book.
Just keep writing. (And forgive your friend.)

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Therapeutic Novel-Writing

A character's similarities to a real person can be less than "purely" coincidental.
Just keep writing. (And avoid lawsuits.)

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Fear of (Living on) Writing

Poor, sweet baby. It'll be OK.
Just keep writing. (And dry those little tears.)

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Most Times, Persitence Matters More Than Talent

Talent is lovely but persistence gets more books published.
Just keep writing. (You can take Christmas off.)

Friday, December 16, 2016

Thursday, December 15, 2016

If You Write You're a Writer

"Published" will come if you're persistent.
Just keep writing. (And submitting your work.)

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Decaf Is for Editors

Caffeine, nectar of writers around the world.

Just keep writing. (And have another cup.)

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Monday, December 12, 2016

A Writer's World: True Love

And don't get him started on alliteration.

Just keep writing. (With stars in your eyes,)

Friday, December 9, 2016

Motivational Friends and Family

"Tough love" comes in many forms.
Just keep writing. (And maybe cut back on the talking about writing.)

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Editors: A Look Behind the Curtain

Can be a little, uh, disconcerting to actually meet an editor or visit a publishing office. On the other hand, you want someone to really know where and how you write? Yeah. I didn't think so.

Just keep writing. (And judge not lest ye . . . well, at least keep your opinions to yourself.)

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Living with a Writer

Living with a writer has (more than) a few . . . challenges.
Just keep writing. (And showing kindness.)

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Writer's block? Go for a walk

Writer's block? Take a walk. Stop thinking. (You can do that, right?) Something good will pop into your head.
Just keep writing. (And walking.)

Monday, December 5, 2016

The Sometimes Price of Honesty

Write what you want to write, but realize there can be consequences.

Just keep writing. (And know it's OK to be gentle.)

Friday, December 2, 2016

True Friends Tell You the Truth ... Gently

Having a friend or family member who's a writer has its own challenges.

Just keep writing. (And -- at least try to -- accept honest criticism without pouting.)

Thursday, December 1, 2016