Who supports you as a writer?

Christina Ranallo Opinion, Uncategorized, Writing Tips 2 Comments

What kind of support can writers expect from the people around them? Writing is a solo endeavor – it’s the writer and the page. The world around writers can be kind or unkind depending on who populates that world at any given time. Tides of approval and disapproval wash over a writer’s work in progress as family and friends read …

Writers Write or Writers Finish?

Christina Ranallo Uncategorized, Writing Tips 3 Comments

Let’s start with a premise that writing is a craft like carpentry. The writer, like the carpenter is a craftsman who must work at the craft in order to achieve the level desired. The better the craftsman, the better the product: a handmade chair by the carpenter, and a final manuscript by the writer. How does one get to that …