Writer’s Block

This is a confession. I am the worst kind of writer. At least, that is what I believed during a severe bout of writer’s block last year. Writer’s block forced the pen out of my hand, rendering me wordless and full of confusion. I questioned my talent, resolve, and ability. I considered abandoning my dream. I am not […]

Storytelling as an Effective Revision Tool

I admit it. Revision is my least favorite part of the writing process. I prefer to remain in the delicious euphoria of having written the perfect first draft. Can’t I dwell there just a moment longer before I am whisked away into reality? Thankfully, my critique group is adept at handling the delusional temper tantrum […]

Pack Your Bags

Before a writer’s conference, the typical buzz on social media revolves around two questions, “What are you packing?” and “What are you wearing?”.  Before attending the 2014 SCBWI Conference in NYC, I compiled the following packing list for my friends and I.  Because I write both Christian non-fiction and kid-lit, I tailored the list to suit […]

Writing Picture Books

… there lived a girl who loved to write and I was that girl. Only, I didn’t know I was a writer. I filled thousands of pages in journals and notebooks. I imagined story lines and watched them play across the movie screen in my mind. I saw characters and heard their voices.  I understood the […]