This post is part of the #AuthorToolBoxBlogHop. You’ll find many more posts for writers with tips, information about reading and writing at the hop. Just click here and join the discussion. I’ve been in a #writer’s slump for the last several months. Click To Tweet I finished a manuscript that I’m sending out now for […]
How to Release Your Subconscious. #AuthorToolBoxBlogHop
The left side of our brain is always working away. It interferes with almost all our daily thoughts. That’s where our logical thinking exists. It’s where most writers spend the majority of their time. Particularly if they are in the editing mode. In fact, without the critical thinking of our left brains, we’d never be […]
All Writers Experience Rejection. Even Charlotte Bronte
The next time you get a rejection, do not despair. You are in good company. I recently read an article in the New York Times about Charlotte Bronte. The acclaimed author of Jane Eyre not only got many rejections, but she was urged to stop writing. When she sent a sample of her writing to […]
Tips for Making Your Books More Pleasurable to Your Readers #AuthorToolBoxBlogHop
Recently I spoke to a delightful book club. They were interested in my books as well as my writing career. We discussed many things including what they like and dislike in books. Readers have preferences #writingtips #amreading Click To Tweet As writers we think we know what those are. But, do we really know? What […]
Do Academic Writers Make Good Novelists?
I live in a college town. There are a lot of very smart people all around me, in the grocery store, in my Sunday School class, on the streets. They are everywhere. It’s no big deal to have a terminal degree (Phd, MD or Law Degree). Many of these people are experts in their particular […]
Are You A Writer Looking for Motivation? How ’bout a Conference?
Writers often work alone, in their own worlds #amwriting Click To Tweet They scribble all day long, create events, characters, stories without the benefit of companionship. I’ve blogged before on the loneliness of writing. Indeed, it’s solitary work. Some writers thrive on that quiet alone time. Others need more stimulation. I tend to be in […]
10 Writing Tips from Famous Authors
I’m updating this post from 2014 with new tips from Jerry Jenkins. He recently asked 40 writing experts: What do you wish you’d known as a beginner. The answers are quite enlightening. Take a look here! Then enjoy the tips from other famous writers below. I recently read a post listing writing tips from […]
OMG! An Agent Asked for Some of My Pages!
I’ve published 8 books without an agent. Why start now? #publsihing #agent Click To Tweet That’s a question I’m asking myself. Recently I sent a query to one agent. I had no hope that the query would be answered. Often, you never hear anything. But, this agent not only responded with a request for some […]
Hunger by Roxane Gay #MyBookReview
The title of this book is perfect. Anyone, who knows who Roxane Gay is, will assume the book has to do with eating. Hunger connotes a desire for food, right? But, this book is much more than a book about food. It’s a book about yearning, about hungering for many things. Food is, of course, […]
Tips for Writing the Perfect Beginning #AuthorToolboxBlogHop
Raise your hand if you already know that the beginning of your novel must hook the reader? My guess is everyone’s hands shot in the air. Writing the perfect beginning, one that establishes mood, voice, genre, place. One that introduces characters and one that hooks. I’m exhausted just thinking about everything the first few pages […]