Recently I ran across an article that links crossword players with mystery readers. This made me wonder if it were true. In a recent post I asked the question of mystery readers, do they try to solve the mystery as they read. In other words, do they become sleuths along with the actual detective or […]
Archives for May 2015
Writing Tips–What Tense Do You Write in?
As writers, one of the decisions we all must make is what tense to use #writingtips Click To Tweet Past or present. Most writer guides suggest that new writers use the past tense. Why? Writing in the past is the best way to tell a story #writingtips Click To Tweet Most stories do not happen […]
Tips to Aspiring Writers–Video Clip
In this video Joan shares some advice to aspiring writers. She says that if you really want to write and you enjoy the process of writing, then do it, no matter what. If you have to force yourself to write, if you look for excuses not to write, then maybe you should explore another career. […]
Calling all Mystery Readers! Do You Try to Solve the Mystery Puzzle?
I was talking with a colleague the other day about books. This is something I do quite often. I said, “Even though I figured out who did it, the book was still good.” She responded, “I never try and solve the mystery.” That made me wonder. Do most mystery readers try to solve the mystery […]
A Book That Will Stay With You #MeBeforeYou
If I could give a book more than 5 stars, it would be this book @jojomoyes #mebefore you Click To Tweet JoJo Moyes created a haunting story with characters that resonate. Had I realized what the story was about before I read it, I may not have embarked on the journey. I’m glad I did […]
A Title That Says It all–#MeBeforeYou
I just finished reading #MeBeforeYou and was enthralled @jojomoyes Click To Tweet The book captured me with it’s simplicity and depth. As a writer I learn the most from reading. Fiction writers who don’t read fiction have no business writing novels #writingtips Click To Tweet Indeed, we all learn from each other. My last post […]
Tips from the First Sentence in The Girl on the Train
As a writer, I not only read books, all kinds of books, but I also learn from them. At times I’m unaware of the learning, but some books are so full of beautiful writing, that I find I’m marking page after page (or highlighting, depending on your reading medium). I found The Girl on the […]
Lessons Learned from Writing Nonfiction to Fiction
Many people ask me about how it is to go from #writing nonfiction to writing #fiction. I thought I’d share some of my thoughts and experiences in several blog posts. Today I talk about some of the biggest writing challenges. The next post will deal with the #publishing differences. What are the differences in writing […]