WriteOnCon is Returning February 2-4, 2017

  “From 2010 to 2014, the popular online kidlit conference WriteOnCon offered writers a unique opportunity to learn and grow their craft, all from the comfort of their own homes. Over 13,000 people attended during the last year! Unfortunately, increasing time...

Reverse Outlining

So many people commented on Yvonne Ventresca’s strategy of reverse outlining last week that I decided to share my techniques for “post draft outlining.” By the time I type THE END on a first draft, I know all the things that are wrong with it, which may include:...

Things To Do: None

Keeping it short here today. This past weekend was Parents Day at my daughter’s college. Bob and I drove over 4 hours to visit Gabbey at school. When we arrived, the school had planned some activities, but none them appealed to us. Field Day for Parents? Pass. I...

Finding Your Family

An interesting conversation has come up several times recently with friends and family members, and I was wondering what my blogging friends thought. Is it okay to track the locations of your family members by their phone? Our family uses Life 360, an app that lets...

Summer Recap

It’s been a whirlwind summer for me, and from what I’ve been seeing on your blogs, the same is true for most of you. Don’t you think we all need an extra summer to recover from the regular summer? (Maybe a secret summer? Like a secret extra day?...