August 23, 2012

Interview with Debut Author Laura Lascarso

Laura Lascarso’s debut novel, COUNTING BACKWARDS (Atheneum, ISBN: 1442406909), hit bookshelves last week.The novel tells the story of 16-year-old Taylor Truwill. Strong-willed and troubled, she wants […]
June 25, 2012

Need inspiration? Just look to teen writers.

Last Wednesday I had the pleasure to lead a writing exercise at the Leon County library with a group of teens from the Palmer Monroe Teen […]
June 5, 2012

More Fun From Inkygirl Comics

More great comics from Debbie Ridpath Ohi. Check her out at
June 3, 2012

5 Things Writers Can Learn from the World Cup

The recent international soccer game in Jacksonville got me thinking about the World Cup games, the consuming passion for them around the world, and what we […]
June 2, 2012

Summer 2012 Interactive Lectures on Writing

Bring new life to your story this summer at these interactive lectures! Look what people are saying about the June 27th talks. June 27: Character and […]
September 14, 2011

Words of Wisdom from editor Kate Sullivan

While decluttering my laptop today, I found an unpublished blog post from last fall that was too valuable not to share, so here it is: ****** […]
September 9, 2011

Comic Relief for the Writer

Real life – just like stories – sometimes need a little comic relief. If your writing muse is feeling drained, a few minutes spent with the […]
September 7, 2011

#1 Break free from past drafts with a plot outline

Writers often use plot outlines when planning a story, but this week I discovered how they can help in revising an existing manuscript. My YA novel […]
January 6, 2011

Books on Writing

Here are some books on writing that I have found especially helpful. General Fiction: The First Five Pages by Noah Lukeman, How to Write a Breakout […]