Category Archives: On Writing

Check out DCI’s Online Auction!

The Deaf Camps, Inc. 2019 Online Auction is open for bids through May 15! Lots of cool stuff for writers – including manuscript and query critiques from agents Steven Malk, Hannah Mann, and Andrea Morrison of Writers House and a … Continue reading

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Writing for All Ages

I was honored to take part recently in a group interview of authors who publish books for multiple age groups, along with authors: Hena Khan, Nora Shalaway Carpenter, Leah Henderson, and Casey Lyall. Robin Galbraith conducted the interview for Cynsations, the excellent writing … Continue reading

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Upcoming Events

Little Hands Signing Sing, sign, play, and learn basic American Sign Language in these fun, hands-on storytimes for the whole family. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. All are welcome! Free programs; no registration required. Location: Eldersburg … Continue reading

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Cool Stuff in DCI’s Online Auction!

I’m thrilled to be supporting the latest fundraising effort for Deaf Camps, Inc., a nonprofit I have been volunteering with since 2001. To support its 2018 Scholarship Fund, Deaf Camps, Inc. is holding its 2nd annual Online Auction from April 15-May 15.  … Continue reading

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One week left to bid in DCI’s Online Auction!

Bid on these terrific items by March 31! To support its 2017 Scholarship Fund, Deaf Camps, Inc. is holding its first-ever Online Auction from March 1 to March 31.  Check out the many handmade items, travel packages, gift certificates, and event tickets … Continue reading

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10 Things You Can Do to Put Off Writing/Editing and Still Feel Like You’re Working

…brought to you by the terrifying plot point I am supposed to be fixing right now. 1. Sharpen pencils. Writers need pencils, right? Really, you are just making life easier for Future You. It’s preparation. 2. Decide you need index … Continue reading

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Cool Stuff in DCI’s Online Auction!

I’m thrilled to be supporting the latest fundraising effort for Deaf Camps, Inc., a nonprofit I have volunteered with for the last 15 years. To support its 2017 Scholarship Fund, Deaf Camps, Inc. is holding its first-ever Online Auction from March … Continue reading

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Filling the Pen

This writing thing can really knock you on your butt sometimes.  Twice this year I got caught up in the maelstrom of negative thoughts, putting so much pressure on myself that I pushed myself to the brink of an abyss … Continue reading

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How My Book Made Me Un-hate Hillary

Warning: This post discusses Sword and Verse and its sequel, and contains minor spoilers for the first book.  Skip it if you hate that sort of thing! They say that reading a book changes you. Writing one does too. When … Continue reading

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Shinings and Veilings and Lamps, Oh My!: The Qilarite Calendar

“How exactly does the calendar system in Sword and Verse work?” That’s a question I get often from readers curious about the Shinings and Veilings of Qilara’s calendar, so I thought I’d share some of the background information about the system here. … Continue reading

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