Archives for 2010

Taking a Break for Christmas

We’re taking a break for Christmas and figured you might like one, too…unless you’re just SO crazy about writing that you’ve been looking forward to the free time to delve into your work in progress. Either way, please join us back here in early January for details on our second annual writing contest! Have a […]

Writing Lesson 2.16 – Write Better-Read & Review

You may have heard it said that good writers are those who read. Chances are you already love reading. Each of us has our own tastes and preferences when it comes to reading. Some love action books, others prefer a sweet romance.  And within each book genre there are many flavors, so that one action […]

Writing Lesson 2.15 – Weasel Words

A weasel is a small carnivorous mammal with short legs and elongated body. We associate them with sneaky tendencies. The term can also describe a treacherous or deceptive person. Writers use the phrase “weasel words” to denote unnecessary phrases or extra words that sneak into a manuscript and ruin our well-crafted sentences. Every writer has […]

Writing Lesson 2.14 – A Double-Launch Party…and a PRIZE!

Welcome to my double-launch party! Stick around; there’s a prize! My novella just released on December 1st from Black Lyon Publishing. It’s an inspirational romance called Heart Not Taken. For those of you who are unsure, a novella is simply a short novel. It’s too long to be considered a short story, and too short […]

Happy Thanksgiving!

No lesson this week, owing to the holiday, but an encouragement just the same… Most authors do not typically earn enough from their book sales to be able to write full-time. That’s encouraging? Well, in a way, yes! That means most professional authors write their wonderful stories AFTER they finish their other jobs. They squeeze […]