Masterclass Review: R.L. Stine on Writing For Young Audiences

So far this one has been the best of the Masterclass instructors. Even though this focuses on writing scary books for kids, what he talks about extends to adult books as well. he makes a point of differentiating when it is important. The production values of all of the Masterclass courses are all top notch….

Writing and the Ebb and Flow of Health

Yesterday was a good day with a lot of energy. Today I woke fatigued, which is undoubtedly part of the natural cycle of this illness. That reminded me of Kristine Kathryn Rusch’s excellent book, Writing with Chronic Illness. We are often so hard on ourselves about writing. We set daily word count goals and if…

Brittany Runs a Marathon

Anyone who knows me knows that it takes a lot to make me cry. I’ve gone years between tears. Last night we watched Brittany Runs a Marathon (an Amazon movie) and by the climax I was sobbing my eyes out. The movie is a deeply emotional and deeply humorous journey of a woman finding herself…

MasterClass – First Impressions

Time for just a quickie today before I head to Denver to visit family. We started on the MasterClass classes last night. Wow! We went through the trailers for the classes we thought we might like as a way of winnowing down the list. No winnowing happened. We liked them all, and more. The production…