Do you know what I owe most to any success (however minor) I've had with publishing my stories? Look no further than the title of this blog post. Collaboration! I've been very fortunate to work with some talented, enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and very patient people over the course of my writing career. (And let's be clear--you… Continue reading Collaboration
I looked back and questioned, “How did that happen?” Absolutely baffled that I’m a writer. When I talk to most writers, they tell me that they’ve always loved writing and how writing is a dream come true for them. That’s definitely not my story. I ran from writing. And I questioned God, “Me? Are you… Continue reading Guest Post: Yvonne N. Pierre – “He Qualifies The Called”
One of the great debates--or maybe a question--that pervades the Young Adult writing and reading communities is: Why are the parents so useless? An observation (or complaint, depending upon how you look at it) is that parents in Young Adult books are rarely seen as three dimensional characters. Often, they are just scenery, neither adding… Continue reading Why Are My Parents Useless?
The other night, I engaged in a back-and-forth on Twitter with a longtime Twitter/writer buddy. During the course of the conversation, we touched on putting off essentials (like showers) when The Muse was with us. I can't speak for all writers, but when my muse is present and firing ideas, I don't want to stop… Continue reading WWMMCD – Don’t Let the Muse Get Away!