Interviews with writers, agents, editors, writers’ advice, general whining about how hard this stuff can be.

Five Favorite Things From the 2018 Push to Publish Conference

Happy to return to the Push to Publish conference after a 3 year absence.  If you’ve never heard of Push to Publish and you’re a Philadelphia-area writer, remind me to … Continue reading Five Favorite Things From the 2018 Push to Publish Conference

What Else is Going On?

So….interesting story, I’m not exactly ignoring you.  It’s just that I have all these excuses, that I’ve already used here and here and here…so they don’t really bear repeating.  Let’s … Continue reading What Else is Going On?

KnippKnopp is Five!

On January 30, 2010 I wrote this: “KnippKnopp is going to become my Weight Watchers for writing, my Gold’s Gym for building up the creative muscle.  Idealistic?  Absolutely, but maybe, … Continue reading KnippKnopp is Five!

What to Expect When You’re Expecting (Stuff in 2015)

Television The Walking Dead resumes on February 8th and I’m hoping the series picks up after a muddled, confusing mid-season finale in which (spoilers ahead) Beth essentially commits suicide-by-cop, the … Continue reading What to Expect When You’re Expecting (Stuff in 2015)

Retreat Rewrites

I just spent the weekend in the woods with eight women on a writers retreat at the Weisel Youth Hostel in Nockamixon State Park.  And while that sounds like the start … Continue reading Retreat Rewrites

Can I Borrow Your Couch for a Bit?

Today we’re going to talk about constipation   And emus…little, purple ones….that wear monocles and speak with a British accent, plus Mark Zuckerberg’s personal quest to keep me from realizing … Continue reading Can I Borrow Your Couch for a Bit?