1. We go to extreme lengths to delay writing. We want you to leave us alone so we can write but then you will find us: color coding the linen cupboard, cleaning out the fridge, baking three different kinds of cookies (For the children dammit!) Emailing that longlost friend from high school that we havent spoken to… Continue reading Things you should know before you date (or heaven forbid, marry) a writer
Tip ThreeWhen you see a random stranger reading your book - in a library/mall/church/prison/bus - dont accost them, introduce yourself, offer to sign their copy and gush your love for their impeccable taste in literature. Don't invite yourself to sit with them so you can give them the page by page account of how you… Continue reading Etiquette Tip 3 for Newly Published First Time Authors
Having an impossible writing goal - and then being crazy ( and dumb enough) to believe in it - can achieve writing impossibility. I should know. When I wrote my first book - "Pacific Tsunami Galu Afi" - I had a boss. I was a fulltime employed writer. I got paid to research, interview, write,… Continue reading Reckless and Foolishly Brave.