Posts by Liz Michalski
How to Create Readers
Hi there! I’m over at Writer Unboxed, talking about a topic that is very dear to my heart — how to create readers and read more yourself. (Hint: It has nothing to do with balancing books on your head.) Please stop by and let me know what you think!Read More
With a gratuitous Slobbering Beast shot (doesn’t he look embarrassed?) and a redirect to the Writer Unboxed site for my essay on how to find a great beta reader. Please stop by if you get the chance!Read More
Welcome to Boredom Palace
Yikes, it’s been a while. It’s July, and we’re looking at Christmas pictures here. It’s the blog equivalent of having a guest sit down on the dirty laundry you’ve stuffed under the couch. How did that happen? I’ve been meaning to write this particular post for about six months, but life, writing, raising kids —…Read More
All Story, No Plot (Or, Hit Me With Your Best Shot.)
I love the holidays. I love the tree, I love baking cookies and gingerbread with my kids, I love the presents, I love the peace, and I especially love the TWO WHOLE WEEKS off from school. If we could only have snow and have it be 80 degrees at the same time, I’d be in…Read More
To Thine Own Self Be True
I never used to have gray hair. Or wrinkles. Or a loud voice. I do not blame these things on age. I blame them on the little being who came to live with us almost 10 years ago. The one who likes to jump off tall lifeguard stands (resulting in a knocked-out filling), run helter-skelter…Read More
No Tricks, Just Treats!
Greetings, peeps! With only THREE days till Halloween, I come bearing gifts! First off, did you know that coincidentally, there are only THREE days left to register for the Unboxed Conference in Salem, Massachusetts? That’s right — the chance to register closes on Friday. So if you’ve been on the fence, hop over and sign…Read More
A few days ago, a friend and I met up for a hike. Just before the trail entrance, we heard a weird noise, like the commotion of a bunch of chickens. We stopped, tried to locate the sound, couldn’t, and continued on. The Slobbering Beast was with us, and it’s been a bit since he was…Read More
Can Creativity Be Organized?
It may come as a surprise, but I’m not the most organized person in the world. (My husband and mother don’t need to chime in on this.) My organizational strategies are few, but hard-won: The keys go on the hook right when I walk in the door, or I lose them. The phone goes on…Read More
Did You Miss Me?
I think, somewhere between when I opened my eyes in June and blinked in September, there was a thing called summer. I have memories of warm beach days, dripping ice cream, hot buttery lobster rolls, the smell of suntan lotion and chlorine, but they happened so fast it’s as if I dreamed them. On the…Read More
Wherever You Are
I hope your summer looks like this.Read More