Save Time and Trouble With Gardening Journals

When I worked as a municipal horticulturist, I took care of twelve high-maintenance gardens, and a number of smaller ones, over I-don’t-know-how-many square miles of city, plus several hundred small trees, an insane number of shrubs, a greenhouse, and whatever else the bosses threw at me. I had to find a way to stay organized besides waking up at 3 a.m. to make extensive lists. My solution: keep a garden journal.

“Good writing comes out of the vulnerable places in the writer.”

Skip over to Damien Seaman’s blog for a lovely interview he did with me. I talk about why I went over to self-publishing, discuss The Flame of Battle (which you really should go read) and talk about the writing process, and how to keep writing when you’ve run out of …

My rules for writing are better than Jonathan Frazen’s

Jonathan Frazen has some writing rules, because he has Important Opinions, but my writing rules are better. Here they are: 1) Use words like “whilst” & “behoove” & “mayhap” 2) Include a cat in every scene or they’ll get mad 3) Use only 2nd person omniscient – God said so …

Author Spotlight — with me lol

Catch me on Jessica Rachow’s blog today where I answer questions about the Dragonriders of Skala series as well as talk about self-publishing and determination! From the blog: What do you do when you’re feeling uninspired? Oh, there’s a bunch of complaining, but I keep writing, because you know these …