Writing Apprenticeships

15 years as an instructional designer9 writing jobs
and I’m definitely ready to write a book or two or three or four or….

We all need to do our writing apprenticeships. We all have to make a living while we write our books. If you were supposed to choose one of these writing jobs, which one would that be?



You Must Keep Sending Work Out

Great quote from issac asimovone of my heroes…Isaac Asimov

“You must keep sending work out; you must never let a manuscript do nothing but eat its head off in a drawer. You send that work out again and again, while you’re working on another one. If you have talent, you will receive some measure of success – but only if you persist.”

~ Isaac Asimov

Why Do You Write?

I write because I’m a storyteller, I write
which I learned from my grandmother.

I love to write about people and their journeys through life. I love creating character, watching them make choices, and seeing how those choices will take them down different paths.


Why do you write?

The Velveteen Rabbit Book Review

The Velveteen Rabbit, Or, How Toys Become Real Book Cover The Velveteen Rabbit, Or, How Toys Become Real
Margery Williams, Margery Williams Bianco,
Juvenile Fiction

Book Summary

When the Velveteen Rabbit is old and well-worn, the nursery magic fairy turns him into a real rabbit.


What is real?

"It doesn't happen all at once," said the Skin Horse. "You become. It takes a long time. That's why it doesn't happen often to people who break easily, or have sharp edges, or who have to be carefully kept. Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in the joints and very shabby. But these things don't matter at all, because once you are Real you can't be ugly, except to people who don't understand."