So, this was a rough week. You may have noticed I wasn't around much. This was the last week I had to spend with my daughter before she goes away to college. This separation is hard for me—I grew up with extended family everywhere, so I became used to always having people around. I like … Continue reading Author Inspiration and This Week’s Writing Links
I've decided I'm going to analyze my writing week (every week) and share the motto that best fits what I experienced. This week, editing was a primary focus. Not because I was busy with editing clients, but because one of my novels had an editor I wasn't happy with, and it finally caught up to … Continue reading Author Inspiration and This Week’s Writing Links
I've been largely absent online this week. It was my daughter's high school commencement, and family has been in town. A great time was had by all. The last of our guests is leaving Friday morning (tomorrow as I write this; today as you read it). They're being incredibly patient with me as I clear … Continue reading This Week’s Writing Links
Here are the links to this week's content on sites I'm involved with: On Monday, I posted on Story Empire the third installment of my author media kit posts. I discussed the bio and one sheet. Find it here. On Tuesday, on this site, I discussed writers on a streak and in a slump. Find it … Continue reading Curated Content for the Writing Industry
When I was a young girl, I remember looking at food I didn't want to try (like pickled pigs feet or souse, for example) and my grandparents telling me not to judge a book by its cover. I'll admit, even book covers designed by amateurs don't look as bad as souse. If they do, well, then … Continue reading Judging a book by… well, you know.
Ah, the book review. The bane of authors everywhere. Unknown authors want more of them, well-known authors want reviewers to be nicer. There is a formula for writing book reviews---ones that help readers make a decision and, positive or negative, help authors know what works in the work and what doesn't. Check out this post … Continue reading Writing a Substantive Book Review
Who would have thought April would be this busy? First the Roadshow Tour, then my personal RRBC Spring Blog Party post. Then there were guest posts and friends' new releases. Today, as the month winds down, I have two more things to share. Story Empire joins the RRBC Spring Blog Party. Click here to read … Continue reading Two More Writing Links Today