(Design & illustration by Robert Roxby) Talking about what inspires me to write is really talking about what makes me a person. It goes back to the beginning, to who I used to be. I’m often asked when I decided I wanted to become a writer. That’s a funny question to me, because there was no … Continue reading Turning the Question on Myself: What Inspires ME?
(Design & illustration by Robert Roxby) Today is the last day of the inspiration series on my blog! I love the following essay by Michelle Aldredge, creator of the new arts site Gwarlingo. She speaks to art and life, creativity vs. commerce, and so much more in this eloquent piece on what inspires her to create: —We … Continue reading Guest Post: What Inspires Michelle Aldredge
(Design & illustration by Robert Roxby) Today is the last day of the inspiration series on my blog! I love this surprise zing! of an inspirational moment that author Sabina Murray describes... You never can tell when one will hit you: This past summer I was in London at the V & A attending an exhibit … Continue reading “Inspiration” or “What I Found at the Victoria and Albert Museum”: Guest Post by Sabina Murray
(Design & illustration by Robert Roxby) Jamey Hatley is such an inspiring writer. I love the image of her reading as a child, and I love knowing how it made her into the writer she is today: “It had been startling and disappointing to me to find out that story books had been written by people, that books … Continue reading Guest Post: What Inspires Jamey Hatley
(Design & illustration by Robert Roxby) On this beautiful Tuesday morning, Julia Karr reveals what inspires her to write. I think many of us may share these inspirations: It’s so sweet that Nova asked me to write a post on what inspires me. I have to say—Nova’s a pretty good inspiration on any day! But, I’ll … Continue reading Guest Post: What Inspires Julia Karr
(Design & illustration by Robert Roxby) You tend to meet the most inspiring people at artist colonies. Timothy Braun, a playwright I met in 2005, is one of those people. He's also very talented, hilarious, and wise. Let's see what he has to tell us about inspiration: “I need your help…” said the email from the … Continue reading Something Inspiring for Nova Ren Suma, or The Art of Being Dumb: Guest Blog by Timothy Braun
I have a new cover to show you… and it is gorgeous. First, in case you missed this recent news, my first novel Dani Noir is getting a second chance at life… and you happened to my blog on the perfect day, because you’re about to see its new cover! Today is the day I’m … Continue reading COVER REVEAL: The Cover of FADE OUT (a book you may remember as DANI NOIR)
(Design & illustration by Robert Roxby) Reading this deeply honest guest blog from Stephanie Kuehnert about her struggles writing over the last year is so helpful and inspiring to me, I can't even tell you. I have a feeling I'm not the only one who needs to read this one: Last October I was more frustrated than … Continue reading Finding Inspiration in a Year of Suck: Guest Post by Stephanie Kuehnert
(Design & illustration by Robert Roxby) The guest blogs on inspiration will resume Monday! In the meantime, read all the posts in this blog series: Inspiring Novel Openings What Inspires Lisa Schroeder What Inspires Tara Altebrando What Inspires Bryan Bliss What Inspires Sara Zarr What Inspires Anna M. Evans What Inspires Christine Lee Zilka What Inspires … Continue reading What Inspires You?
Here are some things to tell you, and none of them have to do with my word count. All This Inspiration... and More Coming Thank you for reading the “What Inspires You?” blog series running all this month—and very special thanks to all the writers who generously contributed guest blogs for this series. I took … Continue reading Book & Blog Updates: Secret Future Novels, First Novels with Second Lives, NEW COVERS, More Inspiration, and Next Month’s Debut Interview Series