Blog Tour Tuesday

Blog Tour Tuesday

Blog Tour Tuesday

Blog news Hey, everybody! Just a reminder…I will be hosting a couple of really good looking blog tours in June…you should totally check out this site tomorrow to kick off the fun book stuff going on here. The Dying to be Beautiful Mystery series 99 cent sale post is tomorrow…so if you are looking for a cool nearly free read…be there or be an octagon! And I will be very happy to announce that for the first week in June…An Unexpected Performance, my YA time travel is going on Kindle Countdown! You can get it for reducing prices all week

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What does my reader want?

Several things have become glaringly apparent this weekend so far as How to Write is concerned. I guess whenever anyone embarks on such an auspicious endeavor, one must not get overly involved in the stuff behind the scenes. Well, I have. Deeply, truly, madly involved. But it’s all for my reader. It is because I care. I do not want to be a big fat failure, and have you scratching your head wondering what the heck I am talking about. But then too, I do not want anyone who is a little more advanced falling asleep as we dig into

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Ten things I wish I had known before becoming a writer

Ten things I wish I had known before becoming a writer

Sometimes I think that old adage about hindsight being clearer than foresight is true. There are a lot of things I wish I had known before becoming a writer. Writing is not easy sometimes. Those days where pages fly by under my fingertips don’t happen the way they used to. I have an internal editor that is a mean little woman. But since writing is so personal and intimate, and you are following this blog to get insider details, here goes a list of things I sure wish sometime had told me. I wish I had known being a writer

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What should I write about?

What should I write about?

Since How to Write is now a little more than a week away, I am considering this question that I hear so often. What should I write about? We all face this dilemma when we sit down to pen something. I personally keep a pretty lengthy list of folders in my Document section devoted to ideas. And when I have an idea, I write it out and save it over there. So when the time comes to begin something new, I have plenty of ideas to choose from. I am not going to discuss WHERE ideas come from because that

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How to Write : Books

How to Write : Books

Since I am going to commit to writing a book on this blog beginning next month, and I intend to teach as I do it, it seemed a good idea to post up a few books for anyone out there interested in a list of books on how to write. haha. How to write books on how to write. Very good. Clarity. Okay, so here is the list and it is not complete by any means. I also want to say that I personally have not read all of these. I have read a few. John Gardner: The Art of

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