We are fortunate today to have LA Dragoni visiting our blog. She’s written many stories for both middle grade and young adult. Her newest is Book 2 in the Touched by Afterlife series. Guardian’s Touch releases tomorrow! Yippee. And you have a chance to win “One More Chapter” throw pillow cover giveaway. All you have […]
Archives for July 2017
#Tips for Creating a Supporting Cast
As creators or fiction, we must develop believable characters #writingtips Click To Tweet Often we focus on our heroes and villains and rightly so. But, we must also think about those people in the background. How important are they to our story? What are they like and how do they move the story along? The […]
Liebster Blog Award Nomination! Thank you Raimey Gallant
I recently learned that one of my readers nominated this blog for the Liebster Blog Award @raimeygallant Click To Tweet I am honored that she thought the content of this blog warranted attention and recognition. Thank you Raimey Gallant!! As part of the nomination Raimey asked me to answer eleven questions. I will do so […]
When Do You Stop Reading a Book?
When you can’t keep your eyes open as you read, do you keep reading? #amreading Click To Tweet My mother had a formula for deciding whether or not to finish a book. She’d take her age and subtract it by 100. If the book had not capture her by that number, she’d stop reading. As […]
Whom are You Blogging to?
As I consider my #blog posts, I always ask myself who might read that post Click To Tweet Am I writing it for fellow writers or for readers? Because most writers are readers, you might say I’m doing both all the time. But, readers aren’t necessarily writers. Readers may not be interested in the latest […]
Mirror, mirror on the wall… Is my book the best of all?
Are you tired of authors hyping their own books? #writingtips #marketing Click To Tweet I’m tired of hyping my own! In fact, I’m changing my tune. I know my books are good and worth reading. My feeling is if you don’t or if you don’t want to read them, that’s fine with me. In fact, […]
Finding Food in Our Yard!
An acquaintance visited our house last week. He came to talk about preservation of a property that my husband and I are working to protect. As he came down our long, wooded driveway, he said, “You have thousands of chanterelles in your yard!” He then showed us how to pick them and suggested what […]
Reading on a Holiday is my Pleasure Time
Do you feel guilty when you read on a normal weekday? #amreading Click To Tweet I do. I tend to consider my reading time similar to holiday time. For example at the beach, I can read morning, noon and night without the slightest tinge of guilt. But, if I try to do that at home […]
When Your Hero becomes Your Villain #Inkripples
The hero/villain dichotomy has become very blurred in recent years #inkripples Click To Tweet With the rise of Walter White in Breaking Bad, heroes become villains and vice versa. Do you find yourself reading a book and rooting for the bad guy? If so, the writer has done a nice job of reversing roles. The […]