Write Tip Wednesday — Backstory
It glares at you, large and foreboding. Every editor cautions against too much of it. contest judges scorn you for dumping it. Yet, your story
Hold up, wait a minute, when did this happen?
In late November of 1997, I was still a teenager. I was crushing on boys, playing basketball, writing stories in spiral notebooks (I still do
To write this or to write that?
I’ve been reading a lot of advice posts (which are for the most part helpful) from other authors—mostly who are romance authors—that tell me not
Holiday Updates ….
This time last year I was sitting in front of my Christmas tree, gazing at its twinkling glory while impatiently waiting for the publishing holiday
Metaphoric Mountain Climbing….oh yeah and cover!
As I’m sure it is with most of you, my life is a constant struggle making time for both my personal and professional life. Late
The Angry Author on Advice
I’ve always been amused by the various radio and television personalities who do an “angry so and so” segment. Usually it’s a tongue in cheek
Five Year Plan, Shmive Year Plan
A few years ago, my BETA reader informed me that she wouldn’t be reading anything else I wrote, until I actually finished something. Honestly, it
Life experience our way.
Instead of revising, as I should be doing, my mind keeps wandering back to a conversation I had with my oldest nephew last night. It
A Writer, Not a Blogger
I’ve been a writer my entire life. The very word—writer—was the first word I used to describe myself. I was in third grade, in Madison