I’ll be the first to admit that a little knowledge of a subject can actually hurt you when writing. You know what they say about assuming anything. I assumed during the writing of my first two novels that I understood Victorian undergarments. To be more specific, I knew what they were and their basic function, I…… Continue reading Mentioning the Unmentionables
If you just finished NaNoWriMo Camp or perhaps just wrote The End on a manuscript, congratulations! You’ve made it through the first step, you’re over the first big hurdle. Now what? Well, that depends. If you are like some self-published authors you will whip together a cover and publish that bad boy, but I hope…… Continue reading You finished your manuscript…what now?
No, not the “boys in the basement” inner voice, the other one. Have you ever been held captive by yourself? I have. A little over twenty years ago, I was a senior in high school and had joined the choir for my last year of school. The choir director was incredibly intimidating to me, and…… Continue reading Tell Your Inner Voice to Stuff It
I used to think I could do it all… I was doing dishes some days ago and stacked the dirty ones next to the sink. On the top, placed much more precariously than I intended, was a heavy glass 9×13 pan. It teetered and I reached for it, but missed. Did I mention I’m a…… Continue reading I am a Klutz, Some Things Just Come Naturally
Most of my friends have attended Facebook book events so you know the drill. You accept the invitation and Facebook kindly reminds you the day of the party and again about an hour before. Couldn’t be easier, right? In honor of the Celebrate Lit Summer Author Bash May 9-10, I’d like to give Facebook party…… Continue reading Summer Author Bash by Celebrate Lit
I will return to my normal Friday Fiction Finds next week. I can’t handle being on Amazon for another moment, read on to find out why. About four years ago, the world of digital reading was opened to me by a friend who gifted me a card to Amazon. I bought my very first Kindle,…… Continue reading Thousands upon Thousands
As of late, I’ve been mired in the minutiae of being an indie author. There are so many different aspects of it that even going into it with a healthy dose of knowledge, it is still overwhelming. One part of being an Indie is taking on all the jobs that a publisher would. This isn’t all…… Continue reading Mired in Minutiae
My husband took the children north to his brother and sister-in-law’s leaving me home for the day on Saturday. Our vehicle only seats five, so I stayed home. I’d already decided my plan was to write as much as I physically could. Because of my pain issues, sitting for long stretches is difficult and my…… Continue reading Preview of a Full-Time Author
May your day be full of remembrance of the new life we are promised through the sacrifice and resurrection of our Lord Jesus the Christ!
Do you have a “feisty red-head”? Perhaps a frumpy brunette teacher with glasses? In shorter stories these devices can convey a lot of feeling into a character in short order, but it is good? Are we denying the wonder of the great differences in human nature by relying on these devices? I’ve met a fair…… Continue reading The tell-tale character