August 6, 2020

Write every day

Line by line, page by page, hour by hour. Do this despite fear. For above all else, Beyond imagination and skill, What the world asks of you is courage. Courage to risk rejection, ridicule, and failure.   As you follow your quest for stories Told with meaning and beauty, Study thoughtfully, But write boldly.   Then, like the hero of the fable, Your dance will dazzle the world.   – Robert McKee

May 4, 2020

The Luckiest People Barbara Streisand move over…the luckiest people in this topsy-turvy world of COVID shut-ins are the authors. We are so lucky! Most hardworking writers I know are a) not in the least bit bored, 2) excited about their project, and 3) getting a lot done. My friend Roger is working like a boxer in training to finish his new middle grade novel. YA novelist Emma G. Rose is releasing her next book, putting up reading

October 23, 2019

7 Days until NaNo Eve

Some call it “Halloween”! Are you ready?
Here’s one for the young adult reader: author Emma G. Rose will be appearing Thursday evening (Oct. 3) at Scrawl Books in Reston at 6:30pm. Come by and meet the author!

September 27, 2019

The Season of Creation

‘Tis the season of NaNoWriMo, which for me, begins in October. It’s all about story development this month, laying the groundwork for the novel-writing in November. Since this will be the fourth book of the series, I have a ton of good and evil characters, monsters of my own creation, and the beginnings of a plot. But it’s going to take a huge effort to get the project ready. This really is a magical time,