Checking In

We’ve been pursuing our writing goals, our writing dreams, for three months now, and it’s time for a check-in. What goals did you set for yourself at the beginning of January? How close are you to achieving them? What is working for you? What are you struggling with? Until now, we’ve been looking at things … Read more

Back from the Brink

A few years ago, I had reached an all-time low.  I had recently finished my two-book contract and the publisher declined book three (given that they had announced it as a duology, I was not especially surprised), and my agent stopped responding to phone calls, including the message I left which said it sounded like … Read more

My Inglorious Writing Career

My Inglorious Writing Career by Christie Maurer I first started writing in 1951 at age 14—a spy story while my father and I were visiting my uncle after my mother’s funeral. I held my firstborn book in my hand in July 2013. I knew I had to write, and if people couldn’t relate to my … Read more