I’ve posted about the differences between WordPress.com and WordPress.org before but wanted to share this wonderful infographic. I’ll be teaching Blogging 101 at the San Francisco Writers’ Grotto beginning this Wednesday for four weeks. Join me! The class will be small, so everyone will get to workshop two blog posts each week.
The hardest part about being away from blogging for a while (like I have been this past summer) is the fear that once you start blogging again, no one will read your posts. Your regular readers will think you no longer blog (which was true for a while), so they won’t think to check your […]
If you’re a parent, you’ve probably heard of Carol Dweck and her book Mindset, or maybe Po Bronson’s Nurture Shock, which references Dweck’s research. The theory behind Mindset is that children who adopt a fixed mindset—who believe that their intelligence and abilities are fixed and won’t change—don’t do as well during the middle school and […]
At AWP16 in Los Angeles in March, I went to a fabulous panel called The Imperfect Writing Life with Samantha Dunn moderating and Andre DeBus III (author of House of Sand and Fog and Townie), Carol Edgarian (author of Rise the Euphrates and Three Stages of Amazement), Neil Thompson (director of publishing at Amazon) and […]
I have finally moved my entire website into WordPress, so I can update it regularly, and I’m very excited about that! I’ll be posting latest news and events on the Home page and upcoming classes on the Classes page.
I’ve also moved the Writerland blog subscription from Feedburner to MailChimp, […]
A colleague at the San Francisco Writers’ Grotto asked us today what books made us writers. I think that can be interpreted several ways, but I’m going to take it as: What books inspired me to become a writer? Here are mine, in no particular order:
A Wrinkle in Time—My all-time favorite children’s book, […]