I remember being told more than once, “write what you want to write.” It took me years to figure out that such advice really isn’t entirely accurate. Because writing isn’t a selfish pursuit if done correctly. In fact writing is basically the most irritating, maddening act of stupidity one can partake in IF they are […]
I’ve stepped into the Comic Book Realm and it’s NUTS here! Soooo . . . clearly I’ve been a jerk to my blog. My last post was in August – AUGUST. What the heck?!? There is no excuse for that! Well . . . actually, being a writer I could make up a novel-full of […]
I am so excited to be on a panel with the amazing Jim Hill, Rajani Narasimhan LaRocca, and MarcyKate P. Connolly at the Marstons Mills library TOMORROW, Thursday, August 8th! I’m also teaching a teen writing class before from 3-5! If you have any questions, feel free to ask! Titcombs will have books for sale!
The Art of Being Short “I would also suggest that any aspiring writer begin with short stories. These days, I meet far too many young writers who try to start off with a novel right off, or a trilogy, or even a nine-book series. That’s like starting in at rock climbing by tackling Mt. Everest. […]
As I head to teach at #NESCBWI19, I thought it would be a good idea to add a post to my blog about writing . . . and what it sometimes costs us as people to tell the story. The other day, I had a fascinating conversation with another writer. We were going through her […]
The debate of “cozy crime” and what makes Agatha Christie’s novels (and adaptations) so good is covered in this read. While personally I agree with James Prichard, the chairman and CEO of Agatha Christie Ltd., that “cozy (cosy) crime” is not a correct label and that crime is meant to be something to disturb […]
In this article, an overview of how technology has impacted the world of writing is provided. It is interesting to see how many ways the Internet and mobile devices have benefited, as well as impaired, the writing industry. The two most important impacts, in my opinion, are the ability to have a global connection, and […]
The world of publishing is changing, and not only in terms of the type of media it produces. The popular online storytelling application Wattpad is creating a publishing division, called Wattpad Books, that uses technology to scan the stories published on the site to find ones that would generate the most commercial success. Of course, […]