Author Inspiration and This Week’s Writing Links

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 likeContinue reading “Author Inspiration and This Week’s Writing Links”

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 toContinue reading “Author Inspiration and This Week’s Writing Links”

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 clearContinue reading “This Week’s Writing Links”

Curated Content for the Writing Industry

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 itContinue reading “Curated Content for the Writing Industry”

Judging a book by… well, you know.

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, thenContinue reading “Judging a book by… well, you know.”

Writing a Substantive Book Review

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 postContinue reading “Writing a Substantive Book Review”

Two More Writing Links Today

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 readContinue reading “Two More Writing Links Today”