Into the Dark: The Time a Writer Needs Their Tribe Most

Thursday, December 19, 2013

There have been many times on my journey to publication that I’ve needed my tribe. After a grueling day at the keyboard when every sentence misbehaved, when a rejection with a capital R showed up in my inbox (or several), and especially when the self-doubt grew so big it tried to suffocate me. And now, as I stare down the last week and a half before my debut novel launches…

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5 Tips to Finding Your Writing Tribe

Monday, November 18, 2013

This is going to be brief. Why? Because I’m about to dash into the terrible Chicago weather to go hang out with other members of my tribe, the Mystery Writers of America Midwest Chapter. Oh, yeah. We’re big ol’ mystery nerds, and we like it that way. But how did I find this tribe, you may wonder, and how can you find your own? Five steps: Pay your dues (literally)….

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