Writing for publication and rejection go hand in hand. You won’t escape it. The question is how to deal with it when it happens. Eating chocolate might help for an hour, but eventually you’ll need a new strategy, or face the consequences—a bigger rear end to put back in the …

I love quotes, and one of my very favorites is by Thomas Edison, “There is no substitute for hard work.” Writers are often creative, “artsy” types that prefer more poetic, philosophical notions, but I believe any successful writer must also have an equal dose of pragmatism. The most ingenious idea …

Can what you’re wearing make a difference in your writing? I’ve written some of my best work in my pj’s, cuddled up in an overstuffed chair with a cup of coffee in the early morning hours when my family was still asleep. Lately, however, I’ve felt the urge to shower …