Are you crippling your creativity?

laptop/coffee cup helping your creativitySomething I noticed this year as I met with writers across the country at conferences were their frustrations with the writing process.

Over and over they expressed frustrations in different ways. They couldn’t quite put their fingers on the problem. And it took me a few minutes of listening to figure it out: They were trying to fit their creativity into the wrong method.

We all work in different ways, but somehow many writers have gotten the mistaken idea that [Read more…]

Overwhelmed with Marketing Plans and Strategy?

Marketing. It’s a task many writers dislike for various reasons. It can be a daunting task added to a busy schedule leaving us feeling overwhelmed.

I understand quite well, how busy our lives can keep us and how overwhelmed writers can feel. I’ve just returned from my last writer conference for this year and [Read more…]

Using Life’s Lessons to Create Fiction

Using Life's Lessons to Create Fiction, Kelly KlepferToday’s author interview is with Kelly Klepfer, whose debut book released earlier this month from Bling! Romance (an imprint of Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas). I really enjoy Kelly’s sense of humor and think you will too.

Kelly had ambitions to graduate from the school of life quite awhile ago, but alas…she still attends and is tested regularly. Her co-authored cozy/quirky mystery, Out of the Frying Pan, is the culmination of several of the failed/passed tests. Kelly, though she lives with her husband, two Beagles and [Read more…]

3 Common Dialog Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them

Crafting great dialog takes work. And today I’d like to discuss 3 mistakes I see more often than any other.

Let’s look at definitions first.

A dialog tag (also known as attribution) tells the reader who is speaking, but also [Read more…]

5 Christian Book Publishers Accepting Submissions

A consistent mistake beginning writers make is in sending queries to publishers without first learning what genres they publish and what information they require in a submission.

To that purpose, publishers provide submission guidelines. Improve your chances of acceptance by [Read more…]

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