What writer can resist writing about writing?
I contribute to the fabulous fiction-writing blog, Writer Unboxed. You can access all of my WU posts here. Take a look at this popular post, “The Three Writing Tools I Can’t Live Without.” (Hint: it will teach you how to write in the shower, in the dark and on the run.)
Writers today have to do more than just write; they have to market themselves online, too. In this twenty-first century world where everything a writer tweets, Facebooks or otherwise says might be held against her–forever–can a fiction or creative non-fiction writer ever speak her mind without risking her career? I offered my answer to this question in ”A Bit of Controversy in Your Platform?” at Beyond the Margins. What do you think?
I wrote this guest post, “How Blogging Taught Me to Be a Writer,” for the New Hampshire Writers’ Network. WordPress.com liked it so much, they freshly pressed it! (This is actually a good thing and not at all painful.)
Ah, critiques. It doesn’t matter that writers know how good they are for us; they still can inflict as much pain as a root canal. That’s why it’s a good idea to take a “Cooling-Off Period” when you’re on the receiving end, as I wrote in the New Hampshire Writer. (You’ll find the article on page 5 of the pdf file.)
I also write about the world around me because I just can’t help myself. Also, because I care. Here’s a sampling:
I knew that the political environment would be different when I moved from Washington, D.C. to New Hampshire. I didn’t realize just what made New Hampshire unique politically, however, until I testified before a state House committee. New Hampshire Public Radio ran my commentary on the experience, located at the midpoint of its broadcast: “A Big Deal” (This link is a bit clunky–sorry about that–but if you follow the prompts, you will get to the audio piece.)
For my published pieces on parenting, please visit Other Parenting Stuff I’ve Written.