EPL Summer Series Schedule

You’ll want to double-check the time/date with the branches, but this is my summer schedule for the EPL’s Summer Series. I’ll be talking about snow, dogs, stars, insects, and fairy tales, and how our stories make the world better. (I’ll also...

When the word count gets you

I’m working on a story for grades 3-6 and I was tracking my word-count-to-time-invested progress. By which I mean, I was writing and getting mad that an hour in, I was only at 225 words. Then I had to remind myself of a few things There is no standard pacing...

One Day at a Time

The past two weeks have been…decent. Instead of forcing myself into writing (or berating myself for not writing), I used the time to read—not for research or teaching—I read for fun. And I realized I needed it. I needed to get back to the other side of the...

Marco? Marco?

My current Work In Progress (WIP) is…is less work and more trial and tribulation. Trying to hear my Main Character’s (MC) voice is like being in a dark cave and playing Marco-Polo. I’m yelling, “Marco! Marco!” and I’m getting...