Finding Time to Write (With Toddlers in Tow)


Perils of a Mom Writer

By Emily Schneider There’s a scene in Sister Act 2 where Whoopi Goldberg confronts a young teenage girl about joining her school’s choir. She describes the book “Letters to a Young Poet” as follows: “A fellow used to write to him and say: ‘I want to be a writer. Please read my stuff.’ And Rilke […]

April 13, 2017

Top 10 Ways Good Marketing Is Like Good Parenting by Katharine Grubb, 10 Minute Novelist and Mother of Five


#MagicalMarketing, #MondayBlogs, Marketing, Perils of a Mom Writer

  Becoming an author is like becoming a parent.  The writing of the book, was the pregnancy. You conceived the idea in a romantic, intimate moment. You developed it secretly in the dark. You wrote while stuffing your face with all kinds of snacks. You tried to explain your characters and your plot to others […]

July 25, 2016

Why I Write: A Guest Post By Carolyn Astfalk


#WhyIWrite, Perils of a Mom Writer

I only recently pondered why I write. I simply knew that I had to write, so I did. My love affair with the written word started with clumsily-illustrated stories and spelling bees and grew to student newspapers in grade school, high school, and college. My affection for pen and ink led me to try my hand at calligraphy. During summer visits, I […]

June 24, 2015