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Writing Challenges
Writing

Writing Challenges – we all have them and what to do about them…

Every writer has been there. You are writing a new story and find yourself written to a corner.  Or you’ve written enough query letters for an agent and you feel that you have developed carpal tunnel syndrome and have nothing to show for it.  You are struggling to get your first novel finished and published… Continue reading Writing Challenges – we all have them and what to do about them…

Horror novels – and a good scare
Writing

Horror novels – and a good scare…

As I am writing this blog, I’m sitting at my daughter’s ballet class watching her and my niece participate in the school’s Halloween party.  The school is playing music from every 80’s horror movie’s soundtrack.  The horror genre gets more attention as we get closer to Halloween.  So, I ask you – what makes a… Continue reading Horror novels – and a good scare…

writing tips
Writing

Villains and not the kind twirling a cheesy mustache…

Good morning and happy fall!  We’re a balmy 60 degrees in the Nation’s capital!  This weekend I plan to go pumpkin picking with my kidlets and hope not to get lost in a corn maze.  As we get closer to the season of Halloween, I thought it would be a good time to talk about… Continue reading Villains and not the kind twirling a cheesy mustache…

Free books and a novella
Marketing, Writing

Free books and a novella…

Quick show of hands – how many authors out there have a free book on their website?  I’m sure quite a few do.  Now another quick show of hands – how many of you who have a free book on their website are also selling it on Amazon?  And that book is part of the… Continue reading Free books and a novella…

Types of characters
Writing

Types of characters…

Have you thought of the types of characters used in writing a storyline?  We talk about main characters, secondary characters but what characters do we inadvertently create to keep a story going?  Here are some of the types of characters that you see in stories. Main Character a.k.a. the Protagonist… The story revolves around the… Continue reading Types of characters…