Sunday, April 15, 2018

Words & Taxes


April is so many things.


National Poetry Month,
middle spring,
tax time...

Somehow the confluence of rhythmic prose, daffodils, and mathematical percentages always leads me to reconsider the path of the fiction writer.

Do you have a particular time of year when you wonder what and what-if and whether you should keep on logging word after word in hopes of creating a story worthy of sharing with the world?

January, maybe? Are you a New Year's Resolution-maker?

Or perhaps each November you delve into the dizzying challenges of NaNoWriMo.

I believe that taking an honest look at your writing life is a worthy practice. Not for every day, but occasionally, at that certain season. And I hope that you find the desire to keep going still burns like the sting of writing that tax check or digging your hands into newly-thawed soil


I do.






Monday, April 9, 2018

FREE CLASS THIS SATURDAY AT KCLS WOODINVILLE: THE BOOK BUSINESS with Rory Shay


Saturday, April 14, 2018
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Second Saturdays Writing Program at Woodinville Library 

17105 Avondale Road NE, Woodinville 


Join management consultant and science fiction writer RORI SHAY for a lively discussion of how to understand your manuscript’s place in the market, and identify its genre and readership. Give your work an honest analysis and use this information to research best agents, and create a submission plan. Come ready to write, discuss and plan.


This workshop is free and registration is not required. 

For more details, click here