Category: Q&A

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Q: Do you write a story on a computer or on paper first?

A few years back, I took a writing class with a journalist in Nashville named Gloria Ballard.  Most of the students, including me, brought notebooks and pens.  I believe only two students brought a laptop on which to compose.  I remember her being genuinely shocked by this.  While she said she was encouraged by us all to start writing with pen and paper again, … Read More Q: Do you write a story on a computer or on paper first?

Q: I subscribed to your newsletter, but I’m not getting notified when a new post is up. Why is that?

There are two ways to follow this blog via email. Newsletter You can join the monthly newsletter which comes out on the first Tuesday of every month. This newsletter will include a little note from me, details about upcoming books, courses, etc., a list of all the blog posts from the previous month, and links to purchase books and courses. Follow the Blog Via … Read More Q: I subscribed to your newsletter, but I’m not getting notified when a new post is up. Why is that?

Q: I just took your course. Will you read my manuscript?

First of all friend, thank you for choosing my course out of all of the others on the internet. I know the stiff competition I am up against, and I’m flattered and forever grateful. That being said, I can no longer keep up with the numerous requests from students to read their work as I am writing on strict deadlines. In my courses, I … Read More Q: I just took your course. Will you read my manuscript?

Q: On Instagram, you talk about your “day job”. Isn’t writing your full-time job?

Not yet, brother. Not. Yet. I actually have a real person day job at the moment. In fact, I normally have a real person day job, a part-time job, and several side hustles. Why? Because I hate being bored, and I’m fascinated by business in general. I know that’s not a sexy answer, but I really like knowing what businesses work, how they work, … Read More Q: On Instagram, you talk about your “day job”. Isn’t writing your full-time job?

Q: If you aren’t bribing me to join your newsletter, why would I sign up?

Convenience. The first Tuesday of every month, I send a newsletter with a brief message about the goings on in my life and a link to all of the blog posts from the previous month. Once you click the link, you can peruse the headline and whole posts reading what interests you. I will also send you links to courses, books, and things when … Read More Q: If you aren’t bribing me to join your newsletter, why would I sign up?

Q: What’s with all the dinosaur bones?

Oh, you mean these bones – The better question is why don’t you have dinosaur bones all over your website, sir or madam or person. Look, I’m a simple lady. I like dinosaurs. I like museums. Going to the Field Museum was on my travel wishlist. So, I went. I loved it. It was amazing. I’m still there now. Living in a closet. Writing … Read More Q: What’s with all the dinosaur bones?