Snail’s Pace #AmWriting #Publishing

Becoming a writer has been a life-long dream. And, the thing is, I am a writer. An unpublished writer. Ugh. I've blogged here and at Bookmarks. I've written short stories and a children's novel. More recently, I followed my heart and wrote what I love: a romance novel. A Regency to be exact. I have... Continue Reading →

Confident or Brat? #AmWriting

There is a fine line between a man who knows what he wants and will not stop until he gets it, and the man who makes a lot of noise expecting others to get him what he wants. The first kind of man inspires confidence and admiration because those in his circle know he will... Continue Reading →

Avoiding Head Hopping – #Writing #Editing

I I thrive on knowing my characters deeply so I can better shape their story. Except, I end up writing the thoughts and reactions of almost all of my characters - simultaneously. This is a big NO, NO and is referred to as head hopping. Head hopping is when the narrative doesn't remain within one character's... Continue Reading →

The Art of Stillness #Writing

In a world full of distractions, each seductively pulling our attention away from the things that are important to us, it becomes tantamount to find the strength to keep focused on our goals and dreams. And, it is even more important to keep focused on the present moment. In the most purest of ways, it... Continue Reading →

Rejection

I receive a rejection letter which makes my heart sing. I have complete and utter faith in my novel. I am on a journey of learning about my craft unlike anything I have ever experienced. So when the rejection letter reads to take heart because my voice shows potential, I am elated. I receive detailed editorial... Continue Reading →

Writing in Deep POV

Point of View is one of those features of writing that when done well, it flawlessly takes readers through a story and brings us into each character.  When not, it frustrates readers. Poorly edited POV is akin to being thrown into a story without the security of being safely steered through it. This is why I have... Continue Reading →

Review: The Duke’s Disaster

The Good: The novel began with a bang - a really great concept with lots of tension and promise for a wonderful novel Noah Winters is a great alpha Thea Collins is a believable heroine with an interesting backstory Noah's support of Thea near the end is touching (expected, but nicely written nonetheless) I wish I... Continue Reading →

Glue Readers to Your Story #amwriting

The inciting incident in a work of fiction is what gets the plot moving.  Think of it as the first flashy set of fireworks that leads into an awesome display which lights up the sky and sets up the crescendo at the end.  In other words, it will also lead directly to the climax. A superb... Continue Reading →

Slow Going on The Duke’s Disaster

Was super excited to read: When I started, I felt like: (cue the chirping birds) My surroundings are of course not quite so serene, but you get the idea. A few chapters in and I'm feeling more like: I don't want to feel this way...and I will finish the novel fully hoping for a reversal... Continue Reading →

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