Category Archives: Writing Tips

Advantages of Book Clubs

I love Book Clubs and Reader’s Groups! Last week, I was having a conversation with another author and the subject of Book Clubs came up. He asked what I thought the advantages were to being connected with a book club, and how … Continue reading

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Start Small But Set a Goal

I was just texting with a friend of mine that I haven’t spoken to in a while. She’s had this story rolling around in her head for a long time, yet hasn’t written a word. We all allow everyday life … Continue reading

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Patience Is A Writer’s Best Friend

I’ve just come off of a writing jag, and finished a four book series. Whew. I’ve neglected my blog, so I wanted to take some time this morning to reflect on my writing journey. I’m often asked by other writers and … Continue reading

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Third Person POV – Huh?

Third person Point Of View can be quite confusing and take on many forms. A writer needs to be cognizant of their utilization of those forms. In this blog entry I will attempt to help you distinguish between the types … Continue reading

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Loving and Hating Your Characters

I’ve just finished my second book in The Guardians of Spirit Rock series, and it launches on 3/4. The third and fourth books are almost ready to go to the editor. I wanted to take a moment to reflect on … Continue reading

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Writing Tip – Avoid Flat Stanley

In case you don’t know who Flat Stanley is, he was a project my daughter had to complete in elementary school. She mailed a paper cut out character named Stanley to my sister in Maryland. The poor woman had to take … Continue reading

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More on Showing Vs. Telling -“Felt” A Word to Avoid

As I’ve gone through the editing process with Secrets of a Wolf, I can assure you that a GOOD editor is more valuable than any precious gem. Worth more than twice their weight in gold! Always be willing to improve … Continue reading

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Ideas For Successful Book Signings

I recently read this post from a very successful writer that I know. He’s been on The Porch a few times. Frank Allan Rodgers.  He does a lot of his own marketing and he had these suggestions: I don’t schedule … Continue reading

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Writing Tip: Showing Vs. Telling

I love my editor. A published author is NOTHING without a good editor and I’m very lucky to have one in my writing life. I’m working on a few projects, and hope to release the first story in my new … Continue reading

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Pre-Editing Your Manuscript

Years ago I worked with a phenomenal editor on my book The Lost Jewels of Hera. I loved her so much, I’m still with her today. I wanted to share with you the first email she sent me before we … Continue reading

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