How Can It Be December?

November has faded and become a dull memory, and it's already December 2016. How did the days disappear so quickly? Just so you know, I did not complete NaNoWritMo. The last couple of weeks, Ron and I have been ill with some strange virus. Many of those days I could not function, let alone write. … Continue reading How Can It Be December?

Stupid Writing Rules: 12 Dumb Things New Writers Tell Each Other

I love Anne R. Allen's blog. I learn something new every time I visit. This is an excellent piece about bad writing advice. Check it out. Just click on the highlighted link below. ❤ Stupid Writing Rules: 12 dumb things new writers tell each other. Ignore this bad advice from misinformed people in critique groups. Source: … Continue reading Stupid Writing Rules: 12 Dumb Things New Writers Tell Each Other

How to Begin Writing a Novel When You Don’t Know What to Do

I am working on book 2 myself, although I think I have a clue. No matter... if you don't have a clue how to write a book, check out this great post from Goins, Writer. Excellent tips. Just click the highlighted link at the bottom of this share. ❤   I’m about 20% into my … Continue reading How to Begin Writing a Novel When You Don’t Know What to Do

How to Write With Authority Even If You Have Doubts

Check out this excellent reminder that we all have doubts about our writing at times... they get busy and get writing! ❤ Click the link below to read more. We all have doubts. In an article I wrote some years ago, I mentioned one reason writers might feel self-doubt more than others. Everyone experiences self-doubt … Continue reading How to Write With Authority Even If You Have Doubts

» Ten Wonderful New Literary Journals

Authors Publish shares some great places to get your work published. Click the link below to find out where and how. ❤ HAPPY HALLOWEEN! In my experience, the benefits can be greater than publishing in a well-established journal. When a literary journal is new the editors tend to be a lot more passionate. I have … Continue reading » Ten Wonderful New Literary Journals

NaNoWritMo Here I Come!

I can't believe I'm doing it… but here I go. Even though my novel, The Heart Stone Chronicles – The Swamp Fairy, doesn't publish until January 2017, I am using the month of November to draft out the second novel in the series, The Meadow Fairy. I am scared to death and exhilarated all at … Continue reading NaNoWritMo Here I Come!

At the Heart of Your Writing – Editing

Are you stuck in EDITING HELL? If so, here are a few tricks I've learned from the last two months of edits on my novel. Use a thesaurus. I have been using thesaurus.com. Try Gingersoftware.com. There is a free version that helps you reword some of your sentences. Don't be afraid to add or change … Continue reading At the Heart of Your Writing – Editing

» Writing Is My Job.

I like to think that I am a work in progress when it comes to my writing. I haven't gotten paid for anything I've written (yet) but I am going to keep working on perfecting my craft. Don't get downhearted... read this and keep writing and learning. ❤ Click the highlighted link at the bottom … Continue reading » Writing Is My Job.

#WQWWC – Writers Quote Wednesday Writing Challenge – “Unity”

It's Ronovan again. Yep, my week to host the challenge. First of all make sure to visit last weeks comments for all those who participated in the Autumn theme. This week I chose 'UNITY' as the theme. Make sure to put a link to your entry this week in the comments section. You can also … Continue reading #WQWWC – Writers Quote Wednesday Writing Challenge – “Unity”

#WQWWC Theme is “Comedy”! Cathartic or Tragic? Yes.

It's Wednesday and it's time for a challenge! And of course since this post looks odd that means it's Ronovan talking. This week I was dared to use Sensuous as the theme but all the quotes I could find were less than appropriate, although oddly enough I could apply all of them to my desire … Continue reading #WQWWC Theme is “Comedy”! Cathartic or Tragic? Yes.