March 30, 2020

I’ve gotten a few questions about humorous dialogue and how I write it. I’ve taught a few workshops on the subject – generally about how my lifetime as a TV watcher has shaped how I write dialogue. But I haven’t taught the workshop in a few years and geez, my reference...

March 16, 2020

Or "How To Take Care of Your Kids While Also Working From Home During the Quarantine"

I’m used to working in my pajama pants. When “Winter is Coming,” I prep for snow days to protect my work schedule and deadlines, while still creating some fun for my kids. Along with m...

March 14, 2020

Or "How to Succeed in Pajamas Without Really Trying."

Also, that is a stock photo and not my actual legs.

As someone who’s worked from for almost ten years, I feel pretty fortunate that my job is “pandemic friendly.” I know not everybody is used to working from home as m...

February 10, 2020

Reader question: I’d love to know how much your characters are based on real people? I feel like Jane is based on you? - Lesa Renee

Some characters – yes, absolutely. Others, not so much. I try to avoid law suits whenever possible. 

I've always been a writer. When the ti...

February 2, 2020

Asking weird questions is part of being a writer. I keep an extensive reference library, but there are some subjects even my book hoard wouldn’t cover. This is where Google comes in handy. I recently got a request for all of (writing-related) my searches for the week,...

January 29, 2020

My daily routine has changed a lot over the years. I used to work full time AND write at night, which was pretty exhausting. Now that our family schedule and needs have changed - the kids are older, my husband's job is calmer - I've settled into something a little more...

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