I realized recently I didn't have a consistent archive of all of my newsletters (which are published once a month, full of chat and cats; you can sign up at the bottom of the page here). I'll keep updating it with new issues going forward.
- December 2016*: Resolutions, Schmesolutions. To Write More and Better, Make a List. Keeping it simple for '17: Talk about lists ~ Two actual lists ~ A list of questions and answers ~ and pictures, including my cat. (*Okay, okay, January 1, 2017, but who's counting.)
- November 2016: Showing and Telling, in Writing and in Life. In which everything is upside down, so we start with a cat video ~ Five links of note ~ Some 2017 appearances ~ Q & A of the Month, on showing and telling ~ A nouveau novella ~ Two questions and a challenge for writers in the new political (dis)order ~ And a goofy bit of occasional doggerel.
- October 2016: Election, Auction, Action, Selection -- Plus a Cute Cat. In which we all face a great choice in a consequential plot ~ Win an hour of my editorial time ~ A kind reception for my second book ~ A swift goodbye to my first one ~ Three great new novels edited by me ~ Q & A of the Month ~ Appearances, links, and un beau chat.
- September 2016: Meet The Magic Words. In which my book is released, and I am grateful ~ A reminder about ordering ~ A Q&A on quietude ~ A royal new title from Arthur A. Levine Books ~ My upcoming events ~ Five links ~ and a picture of the Marlster.
- August 2016: I Need an External Plot, Dammit. (Don't I?) On Being Surprisingly Relaxed ~ Creating an External Plot ~ Five Links ~ Many Events ~ and My Handsome Cat.
- (July 2016 was an event calendar that is now irrelevant, so I'm skipping it.)
- June 2016: Do You Need Relateable Characters? (And What Does That Mean Anyway?) Thoughts on relatable characters ~ crafting external plots ~ new books and reviews ~ five links ~ and my cat.
- May 2016: Freelance Editors, Chapter Books, Playing with Poetry, plus a Cat. Two Questions of the Month, on Freelance Editors and Chapter Books ~ Four Novels Out Now ~ I Publish a Poem ~ Six Links ~ And a Cat.
- April 2016: Five Months | One Question | Five Links | One Cat. Some thoughts on time ~ A Q&A on plot stripping ~ Five links of note ~ And a cat.