Monday, March 21, 2011


The Kidlit4Japan Auction began today at 9 AM EDT. This is such a great way for the kid's lit community to come together and provide some aid for the victims of the recent Sendai earthquake and tsunami. To see how it all works, please visit Children's Authors & Illustrators for Japan.

Monday, March 7, 2011

More Writers First Aid

I just finished reading More Writers First Aid: Getting the Writing Done by Kristi Holl. The timing is perfect. The end of February(and “February’s Writing Blues”) couldn’t be shrugged off faster than with this motivating book. It’s March now – spring is just around the corner and I’ve started the month off on the right foot, thanks to Kristi’s book filled to the brim with helpful tips on getting the most out of a writing life.

I’m working on developing some of the good habits discussed in the book. For example, I’m practicing ‘mindfulness’ in my approach to my work. I’m using Kristi’s tips on time management, organization, prioritizing, and goal-setting. Kristi also covers the emotional side of writing, focusing on how to tap into positive thinking in response to dealing with fear and guilt. She offers practical strategies to deal with rejections and setbacks.

Kristi is like a writer’s very own life coach. Through More Writers First Aid, Kristi offers loads of wisdom based on her years of experience as a successful author who has also faced many of the same career and life challenges that all writers face in one way or another.

To learn more about More Writers First Aid: Getting the Writing Done, click here.

To visit the Amazon Kindle page, click here.