Writing a Novel and Seeking the Magic Fix

I am writing what will be my fifth published novel. Five is a number I like, so you’d think this would be a glorious experience, but nothing is ever as easy as I’d hope it to be, most of all writing. This novel I’m writing was originally slated to come out Spring 2016, a year … Continue reading Writing a Novel and Seeking the Magic Fix

What Inspires You

Remember the "What Inspires You?" blog series that ran here in November? It's really wonderful to think that it's continuing to live on, outside this space. I was excited to be contacted by a writer and blogger named Mieke Zamora-Mackay, who said that reading the inspiration guest blogs helped her through NaNoWriMo and even inspired her to … Continue reading What Inspires You

“Inspiration” or “What I Found at the Victoria and Albert Museum”: Guest Post by Sabina Murray

(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

Something Inspiring for Nova Ren Suma, or The Art of Being Dumb: Guest Blog by Timothy Braun

(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

Finding Inspiration in a Year of Suck: Guest Post by Stephanie Kuehnert

(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