Writing With Young Kids in the Home

Trying to write with little humans traipsing around your home and causing havoc can be challenging to say the least. They drool everywhere, put everything in their mouths, drag their bums on your dirty kitchen floor and then over onto the clean…

Reflections of a Former Teenage Writer

I have a confession to make. I wrote a Star Trek novel. No, it never got published, but I wrote one. (Yes, I did send it to the publisher. It got rejected. I needed an agent.) I unfortunately couldn’t find a copy…

Showing Your Kids What Work Is

The hardest thing about writing as a job is that it looks the same as Facebooking, emailing, surfing, and reading. To a child, at least. Of course, it would help if I didn’t get caught turning “I’ll get you another bedtime water”…

Keeping the Kids Occupied

With Christmas less than a week away, you may have trouble getting the kids occupied while you quickly wrap a gift or vacuum the floor. I’ve been working hard on getting a range of activities together to keep the kids occupied. I’ve…