Fascinating People · Lisa Tully · Writing

Pitch Wars: Warriors of the Written Word, GO

If you are interested in writing, there are a lot of cool contests out there. And Twitter is an exciting, up-to-the minute way to learn about what is going on in the writer community. One contest I learned about from author K.L. Kranes is called #PitMad. PitMad is one-day of "pitch madness" on Twitter (quarterly). It's… Continue reading Pitch Wars: Warriors of the Written Word, GO

Lisa Tully · Unexpected Events · Writing

Persistence Through Equilibrium and Disequilibrium

Often in life things have to get worse before they can get better. Whatever's going on in your life, some things are going well and some things are going not as well. While we may gravitate toward that which brings us pleasure, is fun, or makes us feel good about ourselves, those challenging, frustrating, and… Continue reading Persistence Through Equilibrium and Disequilibrium

Books · Hamilton · Library · Lisa Tully · Science · Spain · Workshop · Writing

Let’s Play “Get to Know You”

Greetings friends! I have never really done a "Who am I?" blog. If you already read and follow my blog, thank you; you are awesome! And if you have read things I have written, then you might already have a sense of what is important to me. I live in the Washington DC area, with… Continue reading Let’s Play “Get to Know You”

Books · Fascinating People · Lisa Tully · Writing

Book Signings, Book Stores, Books

Yesterday I went to a book signing at a fabulous beach town bookstore. They always have great book signings, and this week was no exception. (I'm always taking notes because I worked with my friend and author K.L. Kranes to organize a book signing this past spring and I like to observe other similar events.) Elin Hilderbrand, an… Continue reading Book Signings, Book Stores, Books

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A Friend Resurrected from the Dead

I have my book (and my mad internet skillz) to thank for reconnecting with a friend this past week. But not just any friend. This is a friend like no other. My book recounts my adventures during the year that I spent living with a family as a Youth For Understanding (YFU) exchange student in… Continue reading A Friend Resurrected from the Dead

Books · Fascinating People · Library · Lisa Tully · Writing

Real Life Book Thieves

This weekend I'll be moderating an author panel. I am very excited about it. The event is multi-faceted, as many author panel events are. Primarily, it's a book drive by my daughter's Girl Scout troop. The troop is collecting books to donate to local school libraries. My job as a sometimes librarian in the local public… Continue reading Real Life Book Thieves

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Inspiration

Where do we get our inspiration? And once inspired, how do we persist, even when faced with life's negativity that comes down, sometimes, like raindrops on our heads? When you write something, you write from your heart. (If not, why is what you've written worthwhile?) This goes for everything you write, from a letter to a poem… Continue reading Inspiration