#Reading The Merest Loss by Steven Neil

Excited to sit with my next read courtesy of #IndieApril. I realize it's May; however, I committed to reading and reviewing this book in April. I believe that still counts! A story of love and political intrigue, set against the backdrop of the English hunting shires and the streets of Victorian London and post-revolutionary Paris.... Continue Reading →

Every Little Bit Counts

Regardless of how much or how little is accomplished, I do something, anything, every day which gets me one step closer to my goal. The list is long and it is absolutely a labor of love...of passion for writing and working on getting my work out into the world. I could spend entire days after... Continue Reading →

Rainy Days Were Made for Writing

It is a grey, damp day in my corner of the world. Most people around me carry on mumbling about April showers and how sick they are of the weather. When you live in a place ruled by the four seasons, the weather plays a definite factor in how people live and how people connect,... Continue Reading →

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 An unpublished writer.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 →

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