You’re unique, so be you! A guest post by J. Scott Sharp

June 12, 2012

I’d like to welcome my friend, J. Scott Sharp (Jason to the rest of us) to my blog!  This is my first guest post, and I am very pleased that it is Jason.  He blogs at  You can find him on Twitter too, @jscottsharp. First, I want to thank Julie for an opportunity to […]

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Simple joys for writer girls and boys

April 30, 2012

It doesn’t take much to make a writer happy. Little things can bring a rush of joy. Freshly trimmed fingernails. When those babies get too long, all the wrong keys get hit. Not that I don’t have enough problems with long fingers and an inherent klutziness – add a few millimeters of dead cell length […]

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My cherry got popped

April 18, 2012

My agency rejection cherry I mean. I finally got around to sending out queries for my first novel. Only five so far. I’m wading in slowly you see. I’ve never been a diver, not even a swimmer. I’m just a wader. Less than twenty-four hours after sending those five little emails, I got a response! […]

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Feedback junkie – give me your worst!

January 23, 2012

The first writing instructor I was lucky enough to study under (hi, Ernest Volkman!) taught me an invaluable lesson.  Take your lumps.  Nope, not sugar cubes in my coffee – my feedback lumps.  If you put your work out there and ask to be critiqued, get ready to reap the whirlwind! That was many years ago, […]

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