the Art of Asking

I really liked this TED talk from Amanda Palmer, wife of Neil Gaiman. This topic has been sitting heavy on my mind for a while now and so I was glad to have found it.  We all hate begging for things and most of us can’t stomach being a salesman, but this is a different…

The Importance of Setting in a Novel

UPDATE: This blog post won an award for “media post” at the 2015 LUW writers conference. ***** Write what you know. How many times have I heard that? Oh man, probably at every conference I have ever gone to, multiple times. I know setting. Long before I was ever an author, I would surround myself…