That’s what writers strive to do. Whether I am writing children’s books, articles, or blog posts, I keep these three words as my mantra.

But the thing nobody tells you about writing for a living is that a great deal of the work that must be done is NOT writing — marketing, social media, researching  publishing options, and determining submission strategies are just a few examples. Not to mention the personal demons we must slay — doubt, frustration, uncertainty, motivation.

Have you ever felt overwhelmed trying to find the balance between the creation and the business side of writing? Are you confused about the direction to take with your career in the midst of the current revolution in publishing? Do you need support and motivation to put your BIC (Butt in Chair) and write? Are you sometimes plagued with doubt about your writing and unsure if you are on the right path?

Yup. Been there, done that. Still doing it. That’s why I can help. I know from whence you come.

Everything you find on this website is intended not only to help you strive, but to thrive as a writer. My blog is loaded with inspirational posts from fellow writers, my weekly Gratitude Sunday series and much more. I formed the 12 x 12 picture book writing community as a way to motivate myself and others to meet their writing goals. The For Writers section is full of resources on all aspects of writing, including digital publishing. And finally, if you need to get away from it all, I’m running a writer’s retreat in Florence, Italy this spring.

Beyond the website, I share additional tips, resources, opportunities and inspiration with writers on my mailing list. I simply can’t write enough blog posts to share everything, so the mailing list is my solution. I send inspirational and informative emails about every two weeks so as not to overload your inbox. Plus, when you sign up, you get a FREE copy of my ebook Submissions Soup to Nuts. Click here to sign up (I will never share your email address).

Thank you for visiting! I hope you’ll find something here that will help you in your journey as a writer.

Then, when you are finished, go back to doing what writers do best.


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