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 […]

7 Things About Me

Back in September, my friend, and writing-workshop instructor extraordinaire, Devon Ellington tagged me in her blog. The tag was a challenge to post “7 Thing About Me” here and nominate seven people to carry it on. I’ve been slow in responding, but here it is: 7 Things About Me 1. In 1976 my family lived […]

Catching up!

St. James Cemetary

I’ve spent a good part of the last two months traveling and attending writing-related conferences and conventions.  In truth, it began back in mid-August when I attended the Cape Cod Writers Conference and met Devon Ellington and Faith Dincolo.  Devon taught our year-long, novel-writing intensive, and Faith was a fellow student as well as, apparently, […]

Question: Do you, and should you, critique the work of other writers for “free”?

Welcome. The topic for today’s rolling blog tour: Do you critique for free? It’s a thought provoking question and I thought about it all day while tackling the carpet of weeds passing for my back garden these days. First, I believe critique from another writer (or six) is an essential part of the creative process. […]