Each morning during my visit to Disneyland, when the rope dropped to allow guests into the park a spontaneous cheer rose from the waiting crowd. Why? What brought people from all over the world and united them with happy expectation? And how can I allow this kind of magic to infuse my own writing?[dropshadowbox align="none" … Continue Reading ››
Few things cast fear in a writer’s heart as completely as the prospect of drafting and regurgitating on command the dreaded pitch sentence. And yet, approached with the right mindset and crafted before you write one word of your project, … Continue Reading ››
When I first started writing, whenever I would reach a point of climax in the story, I’d break and recap in a new scene. Needless to say, none of those stories ever saw the light of publication. (Don’t … Continue Reading ››
You and Facebook are having issues. It's complicated. The friend requests and event invitations that once charmed you now drive you nuts. What was designed to be useful for an intimate group becomes increasingly unwieldy the more friends you add. You're stuck … Continue Reading ››
Some things make life as a writer worthwhile despite the struggles. You win a contest, find an agent and land a contract. You launch your book with parties, signings and interviews – all with you, the author, at center. You’re sought … Continue Reading ››
A social media platform needs a support system, a set of pillars that stabilizes and suspends the infrastructure. Attempting to build a platform before its supports are in … Continue Reading ››
Confused by the editing process? Janalyn's free guide will take you, step by step, through five ways to edit … Continue Reading ››
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