I’m pretty excited to have just sent off my 30th book to my publisher today. It’s hard to let go of something I have such passion for, to let someone else take it to the next level. This baby has been with me for over seven months, reading or writing this book has been my everyday companion. (more…)
Success in writing has to start with writing every day. If you think you should write only when inspiration hits you, you’re never going to finish a book. Get into the habit of writing something every day. (more…)
I read an interview with the actor, Nicole Kidman where she said she has a rich inner life and immediately that resonated with me. If she was having one, I wanted one too! Unbeknown to me I was already accessing my inner life through meditation and contemplation. But my journey of understanding how rich an inner life can be was just beginning.
People often tell me they aren’t creative, as if creativity is some lofty practice. If you are a problem solver, you’re already highly creative. Every time you come up with a new idea or solutions to a problem, the creative process is activated. (more…)
Storytellers are artists and really great storytellers create a visual picture of what they want the reader to see. (more…)
I have been talking with hundreds of children about my latest book, The Little Stowaway, visiting schools big and small. I’m told by my publisher that not many authors like the publicity side of the business of writing a book. That they would rather be writing another book than promoting and marketing the one just published. But I love it. I love connecting to the readers and encouraging writers, young and old to be better writers. (more…)