L. Frank Baum was the creator and author of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, the classic story of Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tin Man, and the Cowardly Lion – not to mention the Wicked Witch of the West, flying monkeys, and that guy behind the curtain. Last month, a new biographical documentary about Baum debuted on PBSContinue reading “Oz and the Life of L. Frank Baum”
Another piece of advice you hear from practically everyone about how to improve your writing is to read voraciously. You have to read books by the masters and successful authors in your genre! For me, that means reading or re-reading selections by Brandon Sanderson, Ursula K. Le Guin, Patrick Rothfuss, Octavia Butler, J.R.R. Tolkien, J.K.Continue reading “Reading “Bad” Books Can Be Good”
I’ve read enough writing craft books, articles and posts to know that many suggest your writing should be done consistently in a place that allows the author to focus and provides few if any distractions. That being said, I’ve seen plenty of people hammering away at their laptop (mostly before Covid-19) in a coffee shop.Continue reading “Where Do You Write?”
Celebrate World Book Day!
World Book (and Copyright) Day is a celebration sponsored by the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and observed around the globe on April 23 annually. Well, the UK and Ireland started early, having observed World Book Day on March 4th of this year. Whenever you choose to commemorate it, the focus isContinue reading “World Book (and Copyright) Day – April 23”