The goal of Writing Dangerously is simple: motivation. Pushing myself and anyone who joins me to write more and keep going – to break through to the next level. Like the half life of an atom, many of my projects seem to divide into ever smaller pieces. Sound familiar? So actually finishing projects – and encouraging other writers do the same — is a big focus.
Every day, I’ll be sharing motivational tips, writing advice and lore I’ve gathered, helpful resources, ideas that work for me, and anything else I can think of to juice up my writing life – and yours as well. So slip on your hiking boots and let’s start climbing!
When I was about four, my father gave me a legal pad and a pencil. My first gig: taking down a letter to his imaginary editor, Mrs. Pumpernickel, asking for — what else? – more money! No matter that I couldn’t read or spell yet – I wrote the letter anyway! I’ve been hooked on writing ever since. I am the author of four how-to guides and have been published by Penguin Random House, Henry Holt, and McGraw-Hill.
I’ve just completed a major revision of my debut novel, Britomar and the Forest of No Return, a middle-grade fantasy and am actively submitting it for representation. Britomar follows the adventures of a 12-year-old medieval tree whisperer and reluctant knight-in-training who struggles with her unexpected destiny: battling the forces of decay to restore harmony to a fragile world. She leaves home a girl and returns a leader.
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