I’m very excited about 2018! I hope you and your families are happy and healthy and take a moment to truly appreciate one another. I look forward to you stopping by over the coming year.
I’ve been dabbling in writing now for about eight years. (O.M.G. I didn’t realize that.) But I’m chalking it up to learning. I had my son in 2006, so he was three or four when I finally allowed myself to try my hand at it. I don’t know what I was thinking. Free time did not exist. Continue reading
I left my voting booth today feeling empty. I didn’t like the choices and I felt that the campaigns had been nothing more than mud slinging contests. I’m forty-seven years old and I’m not sure where my country is headed. Continue reading
Limited time for blogging folks. It’s November 1st and NaNoWriMo is on!! Whoo hoo!!
For those of you who don’t know what it is, it is National Novel Writing Month. Yes, you have the 30 days of November to complete your 50,000 word novel. Check out the web site NaNoWriMo.org and join in. It’s a blast! (I’ll do my best to keep you updated as the month continues.) Maybe I’ll see you at a write in. Wish me luck!!
I was talking with some other moms and we were talking about what chores our 10 year old sons are responsible for. Continue reading
Because writing is hard and the successes few and far between, I am going to use Mondays to encourage and celebrate the success of fellow writers.
Today I would like to give a shout out to my friend Louise Allan, who has secured a publisher for her manuscript. Yay! Visit Louise’s facebook page to read all about it. Louise is also contributing an essay to the anthology “Writing the Dream” which will be published in November. You can read all about it here on Louise’s blog.
I would also like to say congratulations to my friend and fellow writing group member, Bennett North, who has recently had a short story published in “Fantasy & Science Fiction Magazine”.
Check it ooouutt!!
Here’s a quick link to Amazon.
Let’s all keep the good mojo flowing!
By Jane Haddam
My last few reviews have been all over the place. Maybe it’s me. (deep sigh) This book is a mystery. The main character is an ex-FBI profiler named Gregor Demarkian. He is called in as a consultant on hard to solve cases. Jane Haddam has written a whole series of books with this character. Each novel is a stand alone however characters from the books appear in each novel. Continue reading
I love to learn. I wish I knew more. I’m endlessly curious about life and people and how we express ourselves.
But at the same time, Continue reading
Don’t sigh and roll your eyes. I’m serious. The romance genre gets a bad rap. Want to write stronger emotional scenes? Read romance. Want to understand body language like it’s nobody’s business? Read romance. Want to master emotional nuance? Read romance. Want to build a strong emotional vocabulary? Read Romance
Romance novels are chock full of emotional conflict, and we know that these emotional conflicts stem from the beliefs that the characters hold. (Sound familiar?) Continue reading
So what happened? What happened was I have read some SEP novels before and uh… I didn’t care for them. I know, I know, I gave such glowing reviews to “First Star I See Tonight” and I genuinely liked it. Here’s the problem. Continue reading