Writers need healthy nourishment: Orange Bran Muffins

Orange Bran Muffins

Writing does not typically involve much movement or activity beyond staring out the window, growling at the screen and pleading with characters. Put bluntly, writers tend to be cerebral and somewhat sedentary. I’ve decided to share the occasional recipe I’ve developed, along with a picture (don’t expect studio quality, please). Orange Bran Muffins 2 cups […]

Insecure Writers Question of the Month: How has being a writer changed your experience as a reader?

I’ve been studying fiction craft for the last six years. These days, when I read a story that isn’t engaging me, I’m more likely to know why (head-hopping and/or poor characterization for example) I experience the urge to throw the book across the room. Life is too short to finish reading poorly-crafted novels.  If I […]

What writing rule do you wish you’d never heard?

I’m a couple of weeks late with this post. Not a great start to my resolutions, but late is better than never, right? (In my defense, I fell off the group list and didn’t receive a newsletter reminding me – I’ve signed up again!) I don’t think there is a writing “rule” I regret hearing. […]

Setting Goals for 2017 and Beyond

The Insecure Writer's Support Group

Over the last couple of days, I’ve devoted some time to sketching out 2017 writing goals and roughing in a plan to achieve them.  (I’m enrolled in a seven day Plot Your Success in 2017 workshop at Savvy Authors.) Earlier today, out of curiosity, I clicked on a Facebook newsfeed link. Maybe there was a […]

The Writer’s Studio 2015

Lynn Easton, KT Wagner and Annette LeBox (TWS 2015)

I spent 2015 as a student at Simon Fraser University’s The Writer’s Studio, in the Speculative Fiction cohort with Hiromi Goto as my mentor. The mix of lectures and workshops, along with the strong sense of community,  worked well for me, and I highly recommend the program to serious, committed writers. The commute from Maple […]