Category: On Writing

Write for 30 Days – What Can You Accomplish?

If you read my post on the 15-Minute Writer 30-Day Challenge, you’ll know that I’m a proponent of daily writing. For one thing, it builds your writing muscle; the more you write the better writer you become. Secondly, daily writing is a key to building a consistent writing habit. I know there are days that life interferes, that’s why I encourage… Read more →

Anatomy of an Article, Part 2

Click back over to Part 1 of the Anatomy of an Article to refresh your memory. It’s all about note-taking and mind-mapping. In brief, I wanted to write something about my visit to Fort Robinson, Nebraska, the place where Crazy Horse was killed in 1877. On to Part 2: I decided to write a flash non-fiction piece about this place.… Read more →

What Do You Want Next?

Click the arrow for a brief intro by Nancy [sc_embed_player fileurl=”″] Before I went to bed last night I thought about all of the time I spend taking care of things that have nothing to do with writing. I’m sure you know what I mean: promotion, networking, planning . . . all of those non-writing things that most of us… Read more →

Nancy’s Old Poetry and New Images – Free for Two Days

Click the arrow for a brief intro by Nancy [sc_embed_player fileurl=”″] I’m doing my level best not to cringe at the thought of my poetry from many years ago being loosed upon the land. It’s one thing to love your poetry when you’re 20, but another at my [fairly] advanced age. But I did it, nonetheless. In addition to the poetry,… Read more →

Brainstorming Revisited

If you read my earlier post on brainstorming an article by using pen and paper or mind-mapping software, you’ll know what a fan I am of doing a brain-dump just to get ideas out of my head and onto paper in a (somewhat) organized fashion. I prefer the pen and paper method but I also have the Simple Mind app… Read more →

Great New Podcast for Writers

My friend Steve Scott, author of more than 40 books, just launched a new podcast for writers who are interested in self-publishing. Each episode is a gem – short, to-the-point, and totally BS-free. Questions range from using pen names to building an author platform – and almost everything you can think of in between. Follow the information below to subscribe… Read more →

[Writing] It’s Ok to Crash and Burn

Over the years I’ve tried many things; some were successful, others were disasters. But none were a waste of my time. As writers, we all want our writing to be beautiful and our books or other writing projects to be a success. But over time, some things are going to fail – and I think it’s important to realize that… Read more →