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February 2, 2019

Most writers have day jobs, which feed into their writing. Here I ask writers what unexpected lessons their day job or hobby has taught them about the craft. Today's post is by author A.M. Manay, who writes urban and historical fantasy with strong female leads. Her ser...

December 6, 2018

Most writers have day jobs, which feed into their writing. Here I ask writers what unexpected lessons their day job has taught them about the craft. It's been a long hiatus but I'm happy to post a column from an author I met at the LA Times Festival of Books, and later...

February 11, 2017

And we're back with the "5 Lessons" column! Most writers have day jobs, which feed into their writing. Every Friday I’ll be asking a writer what unexpected lessons their day job has taught them about the craft.  

Today, we have a guest post from Gigi Griffis, a ful...

January 27, 2017

Today, I’m taking a break from the 5 Things About Writing column to talk about progress with my sequel in the "Book of Theo" series—because I’ve got 5 new updates.

1) The Date: if you’re signed up for my newsletter, you’ll know that I’ve announced Book 2 is launching th...

January 14, 2017

Happy 2017! I took a break, but am now back on the blogging wagon.

Most writers have day jobs, which feed into their writing. Every Friday I’ll be asking a writer what unexpected lessons their day job has taught them about the craft.  

Today, stand up comedian and s...

December 2, 2016

Most writers have day jobs, which feed into their writing. Every Friday I’ll be asking a writer what unexpected lessons their day job has taught them about the craft.  

Today, I asked actor, children's author and screenwriter Jenn Daugherty what being on screen has...

November 26, 2016

Most writers have day jobs, which feed into their writing. Every Friday I’ll be asking a writer what unexpected lessons their day job has taught them about the craft.  

This week, veterinarian and fantasy author Mary Parker shares how being a vet feeds into her wri...

November 12, 2016

Most writers have day jobs, which feed into their writing. Every Friday I’ll be asking a writer what unexpected lessons their day job has taught them about the craft.  

This week, I asked animal author Terry Kaye about what she learned over almost a decade working...

November 5, 2016

Most writers have day jobs, which feed into their writing. Every Friday I’ll be asking a writer what unexpected lessons their day job has taught them about the craft.  

This week, I asked friend and fellow USC alumnus Phil Hughes, a director, writer, and storyboard...

October 28, 2016

*With the mysterious internet blackout last week, we weren't able to post. Apologies! We're back.

Most writers have day jobs, which feed into their writing. Every Friday I’ll be asking a writer what unexpected lessons their day job has taught them about the craft....

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