Your writing: Go for it, right?

Your writing: Go for it, right?

My very first foray into writing was in grade school. We had to write about the pilgrims as a Thanksgiving project. I remember drawing the cover to the “book”,  writing their “story” on the wide-lined pages inside, and finishing it with construction paper. I do not think it got any awards, aside from the ones my mama gave me. Thirty years later. when I expressed the desire to write a book,  she pulled it out and showed it to me. It had meant so much to her-a wannabe writer herself-that she kept that story about the pilgrims. She encouraged me

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Thursday Writing Tips: When the writing won’t come

Thursday Writing Tips: When the writing won’t come

There is just something about Thursday that feels good. For one thing, I am always busy at my job, which makes the time fly. Then of course, I meet with my mastermind group on Thursday evenings which always jazzes me in the writing department. I need jazzing too, let me tell you. My Nanowrimo book is behind seriously in the word count department. The trouble is, I have been sick, and my hubby has required more of my time than formerly, due to his own health crises. Thursday, where have you been all weeeeek?? Sometimes writing just doesn’t happen. For

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5 Writing Errors You Need to Kill

5 Writing Errors You Need to Kill

Have you ever witnessed errors in a book and wondered how on earth that passed through the editing process? I have, and it was not only in a big-time published book, it has been in my own work as well. No matter how you go through editing, revisions, editing, revisions, sometimes typos come up. It happens. But there are a few things that SHOULDN’T happen in your work, no matter what genre you write in or how many books you have already put on the shelf. These errors just shouldn’t be allowed to exist. Stab ’em to death. Here are

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Creatives get busy: create an ebook!

Creatives get busy: create an ebook!

Create something today and quit worrying about it As of 2014, the population of the United States was 318.9 million. Well, I know it’s gone up and down since then but for illustration purposes, we are going to say there are at least 319 million people in JUST the US right now. That’s a lot of people. And every time my sales slump on my books, I remember that I might have touched a few thousand of that big number. So, there are still a lot of people out there who have never heard of me, or my books. If

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Seven deadly sins for writers

Seven deadly sins for writers

I like writing thematic stories. The Last Dragyn Slayer is based on one of the seven deadly sins, covetousness, lust, anger, gluttony, envy, and sloth – mostly lust. You can get that here for a mere 99 cents by clicking the cover: Considering the seven deadly sins got me to thinking about what those might look like to a writer. Covetousness might be jealousy. Have you ever said, “dang I wish I had written that book.” Yeah, that would be it. Lust, like…”wow, look at that book cover, that man is HAWT.” Uh huh, that’s it. Anger would be “OMG, they

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