I was going to start this post with something like “people have asked me, ‘Tammy, how do you approach writing?’” But let’s be honest – no one has asked. No one at all. I’m on an egotistical high after finishing my story in November and feel like the world’s best expert on writing, don’t you… Read More One Way to Write
Eight days ago, I posted about NaNoWriMo. At the time, I was about 26,400 words behind schedule. As I write this, it’s 5:00 ET on November 30. My story has 50,425 words. Just as important, it has an ending.
Look, it can be pretty easy to come up with an idea for a story. I’m willing to bet that even people who don’t think of themselves as writers have at least a couple ideas a year (if not more often!) for a story they could write. I figured if I’m teaching young kids how… Read More Back to Writing Stories
Happy Riley Day, everyone! One year ago today (July 19), the boyfriend and I brought home a four-month-old bundle of energy who we named Riley.
I’m writing this on phone via LTE because entropy is slowly but surely taking over my life. Let’s go back in time about 25 hours. No, let’s go back three days to the early warning sign – the sign I didn’t realize was so important. But first, a happy picture of Riley from later in… Read More Entropy Took over My Life
I read an article about failed TV spinoffs that mentioned the Pebbles and Bam-Bam cartoon. Obviously, the correct spelling of Bam-Bam didn’t stick with me and I refuse to use it now. I didn’t view the cartoon as a failure. It’s one of my favorite memories of childhood Saturday mornings. More on that after the… Read More Lost Saturday Mornings
The most fulfilling thing I’ve done lately is mentor elementary-school students in creative writing. We focus on writing stories, without worrying about whether it’s a book or a novella or a short story. The kids are enjoying it and I’m loving it. Once every week or every other week, I spend a couple of hours… Read More Authors Crew: We Write Stories