The first interview of my blog tour is now up at Christine Presents! It was a fun one to do, and I’m excited to share with readers how the collection came to be. Here’s the link: https://christineyoungauthor.com/2016/12/05/christine-presents-my-letter-to-fear-by-patricia-steffy/ Enjoy!
We all hit it. We are rolling along with the full cooperation of whatever muse we’ve summoned, and suddenly all inspiration flees the scene. We try to plow through. We fail. We spend a lot of time staring at a blank screen. We spend more time checking the Internet and procrastinating on Instagram. Quickly, frustration
One of the best parts about doing promotional work for My Letter to Fear: Essays on Life, Love and the Search for Prince Charming is getting to meet other writers. This time around I got to meet a writer from Bulgaria! You can find the interview I did here: Patricia Steffy. For those of you
I was texting with a friend last night, and I was struck by the realization that something vital had been left off of my new year’s resolution list. It turns out that among the career goals, I had inadvertently left off “Find Courage.” I don’t actually think of myself as a timid or fearful person
If you are a long-time reader, you know that I have been working on a series of essays based on true stories—both mine and from a number of different women. What started out as a small project of about 20 perspective pieces swelled to 60 different essays on life, love and the search for Prince
If you are a long-time reader, you know that I have been working on a series of essays based on true stories—both mine and from a number of different women. What started out as a small project of about 20 perspective pieces swelled to 60 different essays on life, love and the search for
It’s that time of year again. You know me, I love making lists and New Year’s resolutions fit perfectly into that category. Every year my friends and I sit down and work out our resolutions for the following year and do a review on how we did in the previous 12 months.
Are you ever struck momentarily speechless when someone actually says “yes” to you? Are you ever gearing up for all the possible arguments in your brain and find yourself blindsided when the person you were going to argue against agrees with you instead?
Where does the inspiration for you to write come from? This is a tricky question to answer right now because I’m constantly struggling to find that spark of inspiration, but I can tell you what has most consistently sparked my writing binges in the past: anger. I know, that sounds so not “keep-your-blog-thoughts-positive-and-uplifting,” but it’s
I read this blog entry over the weekend (http://dianekawasaki.blogspot.com/2013/09/shit-happens-why-i-left-la.html), and it has repeatedly popped up in my brain since. Los Angeles is a difficult place. This business is impossibly strange– how things actually get accomplished remains a mystery. And every decision seems like a risk. So, it’s no wonder that this part, in particular, resonated