Blog, Books

Lessons From C.S. Lewis and Tolkien’s Hobbit

I'll never forget reading about how J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis sat around in a pub in England having heated discussions about the way books should be written. Oh how I wanted to be a fly on that wall! I can just imagine them, sitting in a dark corner, pints on the table in front… Continue reading Lessons From C.S. Lewis and Tolkien’s Hobbit

Blog, Organization

Secret of Success: Make Goals and Achieve Them

It's a new year and that means a perfect opportunity to set goals. As well as the lose the Christmas pounds and floss more goals, consider setting goals for your writing. I'm not talking about big goals, like get an agent or publish a book. You're always working toward those. But before you can achieve… Continue reading Secret of Success: Make Goals and Achieve Them

Authors, Interviews

Interview: Kate Messner on writing and researchingW

Today, I've got a great guest post on writing and researching from Kate Messner, author of Sugar & Ice, a Junior Library Guild Selection, Amazon.com Best Book for December and on the Winder 2010-2011 Kids IndieNext List. Here's the synopsis of Kate's book: For Claire Boucher, life is all about skating on the frozen cow… Continue reading Interview: Kate Messner on writing and researchingW