A Little Beacon: Interview with Katie Hellmuth Martin

by Julie Chibbaro Last month, in October, we were lucky to have two journalists join us for Get Lit Beacon. One of them, blogger, public relations expert, and owner of A Little Beacon Blog, Katie Hellmuth Martin, shares her thoughts about finding a good story: GLB: How do you know when you have a story … Continue reading A Little Beacon: Interview with Katie Hellmuth Martin

Brain in a Basket: Interview with Sarah Herrington

by Julie Chibbaro A few months ago, I crashed physically: I couldn’t get out of bed, I couldn’t look at my phone or computer, couldn’t be near electronics of any kind, couldn’t even wear my step counter. I had been working hard—clearly, too hard—on my novel for months and months. I had forced myself to … Continue reading Brain in a Basket: Interview with Sarah Herrington

A Unique Burden: Interview with Writer Leland Cheuk

by Julie Chibbaro Some writers, even though they’re so different from you, make you want to be just like them. I think of Leland Cheuk, whom I met over fifteen years ago at the Squaw Valley Writers Conference, as one of those writers—despite our differences, I admire him so much. At Squaw Valley, Leland and … Continue reading A Unique Burden: Interview with Writer Leland Cheuk

Her Superpower: Interview with Author Lily Burana

by Julie Chibbaro You’re alone in a room. There’s nothing around you that can distract you. No one needs you. You’ve made it this way. Because you have a priority, and that is to put down one word after another and make sense to someone other than yourself. You have to do this well, or … Continue reading Her Superpower: Interview with Author Lily Burana

Craft Book Recommendation: The Elements of Style by William Strunk and E.B. White

by Ruta Rimas July is coming to an end and so the back-to-school sales are on. These dog days of summer seem the right time, then, to recommend a back-to-basics text, one that plants the roots of good writing: The Elements of Style. It’s an informative, straightforward writing manual from the grandfather of writing instruction, William … Continue reading Craft Book Recommendation: The Elements of Style by William Strunk and E.B. White