Serial Novel: Falling in Public, Ch. 2 →
This serial novel is posted in draft form every Friday. To receive each installment via email, please sign up here. Ch.1 Falling in Public Chapter 2 Eddie took the…
Writing Notes: Serial Scenes, Deconstructed →
Today’s topic is about creating serial scenes – scenes that are meant to be served up one at a time, with a certain amount of time passing before the reader gets another. It’s the same basic…
Do bad social media marketing tricks actually... →
What *not* to do…I’ve been on the receiving end of all of these - from authors too. Just say no!
#Amwriting (dot org) - Organization Tips for the... →
I’m at #Amwriting today, talking about getting organized…stop in?
Guest Post by Liz Borino - "Family" →
Today Liz has sent Chris, one of her characters to chat with us about family. Pull up a chair and settle in… Hi, I’m Chris from Liz Borino’s Contemporary Romances Expectations and…
Serial Story: The Minister's Maid, Ch. 2 →
This serial novel is posted in draft form every Tuesday. Ch. 1 The Minister’s Maid Chapter 2 Ian Mitchell frowned at the screen, deleting the paragraph he’d just written. There…
Haute Whimsy: Whimsical Millinery →
Just because it’s *totally fun*. And inspiring too, now that I look at them again…
The Literary Lab: A Literary Lab Announcement -... →
Have I mentioned I need to make more time for podcasts?
Middle Books of Trilogies: Ponderings | Kait Nolan →
Exactly. And not just in relation to trilogies - *any* book, really.
Weekly News & Goals 5/22/11 →
So there I was, minding my own writing last week when my lovely cover artist – who you may know is also a writer – started talking about audio books and how she’d like to do that with her book. The…
The Innocent Flower: Why It Isn't About the Big... →
Serial Novel: Falling in Public, Ch. 1 →
This serial novel is posted in draft form every Friday. To receive each installment via email, please sign up here. Falling in Public Chapter 1 Holly barely dodged another hit from…
Author B.J. Daniels: My short stories are up on... →
New short mysteries - check ‘em out!
Dean Wesley Smith » Killing the Sacred Cows of... →
Inspirational and freeing. Must read for writers.
Be a Data Miner →
Data is your friend, but it can also be your worst enemy if you let it take over your life. Still, keeping track of monthly sales is a good way to get an overall picture of what sells, where, and…
Writing Notes: Where to Start? →
When I sat down to write this post, it wasn’t unlike starting a new story, other than opening a new document instead of a new scene file in yWriter. I started with a blank page, typed the title,…
Serial Story: The Minister's Maid, Ch. 1 →
Welcome! This serial novel is posted in draft form every Tuesday. The Minister’s Maid Chapter 1 Betsy Majors slid the tray of empty champagne flutes onto the counter, adjusted the the…
SEX SCENES AT STARBUCKS: i write sex and violence →
Don't pet me, I'm writing: How to scare your new... →
This is…well, you just have to read it. ;-) And not near anything liquid or flammable. Unless you’re prepared to email Tawna with *that* story…
Pajama Party? Not For Me. « Life's A Beach →
What’s your writing attire?
Dean Wesley Smith » Killing the Sacred Cows of... →
Another important read, I think (if long).
Dean Wesley Smith » Killing Sacred Cows in... →
Another excellent post on writing speed (with comments)…
How Writers Are Like Road Construction Workers «... →
Awesome post, with links to other awesome posts. “Fast” doesn’t equal “bad”!
The Author Dialogues: Beta has a crush on Zoe... →
This is hilarious. :-)
Weekly News & Goals – 5/15/11 →
I’m trying to decide what to do with my newsletter. It’s abundantly clear that I don’t have time for it on a weekly basis, and yet, I don’t really want to just send them out willy-nilly, because I…
The Innocent Flower: The Indian Curry Writing... →
Wordplay: Helping Writers Become Authors: The... →
Important to remember!
Random Writings: Grappling With Grammar →
A new series to follow by my editor, Carol Ward!
Talkin' Serials & What's Next? →
First off, it’s come to my attention that my blog email subscription doesn’t always work. Which is rather inconvenient if you’re trying to follow one of my serial stories via email. Obviously, I…
Ebb & Flow →
It was around this time last year that I decided to try an experiment, and self-publish my novella, Tempest. It seems like such a distant decision now, and at the time I thought I’d still pursue…
Writing Notes: My Finishing Process →
Before I get too jiggy with today’s notes, I’ll just say right up front that this is my personal process. All writers are different, and we all need to find our own process, so your mileage may…
Dean Wesley Smith » Writers Are Losing the Fight... →
AKA - Why Agents becoming publishers is a bad idea.
The Literary Lab: The Danger Zone - When You Go... →
Creative Pursuits: The Gmail Email Snag →
Do you schedule email? Check this out for some cool programs…
The Daring Novelist: A Call for Beta Readers →
Like cozy mysteries? Or just need to brush up on your critiquing skills? Camille is looking for beta readers…
Weekly News & Goals – 5/9/11 →
The second week of May, and still dreary around here. I’m so ready for some sunshine, and I hope that wherever you are, you have more than we do. It would just be too depressing for everyone to…
The Innocent Flower: My Pride Issue →
A must-read for all creatives. Be proud of your work!
Efficiency 101: No Wasted Effort (or Do A Little A... →
This absolutely works. Are you following this series? Good stuff…
Paperback Writer: This is Where We Live →
A Newbie's Guide to Publishing: What Works: Promo... →
Awesome info from Konrath, as usual.
Don't Sign Dumb Contracts | The Passive Voice →
Getting ready to sign a publishing contract? Check for these things first!
Polenth's Quill: The Quest for Voice →
Listen to yourself!
What’s In A…Word? | Ronald S. Barak →
YA Author Elana Johnson: Getting Out Of Your Own... →
Good advice - don’t be your own worse enemy.
On the Bookshelf: Deception Past by Franki deMerle →
Prologue May 1886 Amherst, Massachusetts Emily Dickinson burned with the desire to be loved. She felt somehow that her feverishness was merely a…
The Road Home: There Is No Spoon | Life As I Play... →
Flexible minds are healthy minds. :-)
Love, Power & Fairytale Endings: My POV →
Supernatural Smut: How Contemporaries Helped my... →
Cross-training for writers… :-)
Self-Publishing Central: Copyright Protection →
Don't pet me, I'm writing: Let's do coffee...or... →
You can always count on Tawna for a good laugh (and I don’t drink coffee either). ;-)