Novel Editing: Part 1

With my sleeves rolled up and fingers at the keyboard, I'm taking a short break from editing to comment. Started digging into chapter 5 (out of 40) in my novel, To Rise. Chapters are short, but each needs to contain one thing, and one thing only: character goal. This-this character goal seems challening. But I … Continue reading Novel Editing: Part 1

Double-Book Giveaway!

I'm thrilled to announce my very first book giveaway! And to celebrate this exciting adventure, I wanted to host a double giveaway! That means two of you will win! ¬†Giveaway #1 | A few months ago, I discovered author Kate Breslin, and I'd like to give away her WW1 novel, Not By Sight. In honor … Continue reading Double-Book Giveaway!

Novel Editing: Intro

Writing is only as good as the editing. After two weeks of feverishly paring my 149k-word novel down to 109k words so that I could send it off to my editor, I realize that the editing has only started. My novel's bleeding deep and I was too, but I've rolled up my sleeves and am … Continue reading Novel Editing: Intro

What to do when you’re stumped for research

If you're like me, you get lost in a myriad of research, non-fiction books about your topic, and a huge list of research questions. Or maybe I don't just "get lost," I choose to get lost because I enjoy it so much! Can anyone say, "Squirrel!"? Whether you write historical, fiction, or non-fiction, research can … Continue reading What to do when you’re stumped for research

Book Giveaway: Soon

Credit: What: As promised, I'm conducting a giveaway! Where: Right here! When: Next week! Stay tuned for more information!  

Freelancer: Get Noticed!

Along your writing path, how do you and your business rate among this vast web of contacts, businesses, and slew of ideas? Are¬† you constantly thinking about how to grow your name and/or business, or perhaps your author presence?   This great article by Carole Tice from Freelance Writers Den holds much information for the … Continue reading Freelancer: Get Noticed!

With Every Letter: Sundin Book Review

With Every Letter by Sarah Sundin My rating: 5 of 5 stars I enjoyed this novel because of the research and plot. But more importantly, the message within the plot left me satisfied and with a truth about self-acceptance that I will always carry with me. Well worth the read -- for enjoyment, spiritual encouragement, … Continue reading With Every Letter: Sundin Book Review