Battling Our Personal Monsters

Battling Our Personal Monsters

I recently had one of my writing students tell me that the things she’d long considered her major stumbling blocks weren’t that bad at all once she was able to face them. I think writers, all creatives really, often have such vivid imaginations that it’s easy for us...
Are You Balancing Self-Help with Self-Care?

Are You Balancing Self-Help with Self-Care?

If you could spend a year working mainly on self improvement, would you do it? I am currently loving the book, Help Me: One Woman’s Quest to Find Out if Self-Help Really Can Change Your Lifeby Marianne Power. It’s about the experiment one women embarked up to focus on...
Owning My Perfectionism

Owning My Perfectionism

Recognizing and Overcoming the Need for Perfection I’d never considered myself a perfectionist. Sure, I preferred the dishwasher be loaded in a certain way. I couldn’t see why anyone wouldn’t squeeze the toothpaste tube from the bottom and of course toilet paper...
How to Find Time to Write

How to Find Time to Write

How many times have you told yourself you could finish your novel/screenplay/article by now if only you had more time? I know I used to be a master procrastinator. I was always going to write “someday” — someday when there was more time, when I had the perfect idea,...
My Snake Smells Mummies

My Snake Smells Mummies

I am excited to let you know that the third installment of the Liz & Toby Adventures is set to be released on April 7th. It just became available today on Kindle pre-order. Check it out: My Snake Smells Mummies. Similar to My Dog Sees Ghosts and My Cat Hears...