Writer's Christmas Calendar

December 25

8tinyreindogsWhat is more appropriate for the final image than one of Eight Tiny Reindogs?!?!?

I hope you enjoy these photos of Dasher and his neighbors, relatives-by-adoption, and friends, all dressed up with antlers with varying amounts of holiday glee.

Sing it!:

You know Finn & Jimmy,
And Patches & Merlin,
Dasher & Gabbi,
And Rory & Rowdy,

But do you recall
the shortest-legged reindog of all?

Henri, the short-legged reindog…!

May your holiday be Merry, and Bright.


Writer's Christmas Calendar

December 22

If you’re looking for a breakthrough on writing your novel, or your next novel, don’t despair. Consider this online class as a very worthy investment, especially if, like me, you didn’t think you liked/could-write-to an outline. It hasn’t been available for a while,
but now the next session is starting January 10th. Best present ever, right?

How to Write a Novel: Structure & Outline

Writer's Christmas Calendar

December 18

Oftentimes, the biggest thing we need is hope. Today’s window offering addresses that:

What is it about writers and self-doubt? One minute we’re on top of the world–someone in  our crit group liked our story, or a story acceptance came! Wheeee! But the next minute, we’re in the dumps. Well, that person was the only one who liked it, and they like anything with “x,” or that market just needed something really fast and my story didn’t totally suck, so they pinched their noses and took it. And we’re moping around for a day or three, wondering if we should just give up “this writing thing” for good.

I’m not the only one like this, and neither are you. Here’s a great essay over on the SFWA site on the topic: Overcoming Self-Doubt as a Writer, by Matthew Kressel.