I recently attended a class by Sarah M. Eden because I've taken courses from her before and she's a brilliant teacher. I went in knowing I'd learn something, but I didn't have super high hopes as she was teaching about the plot structures of romance novels, and while mine have subplots that are romantic, I … Continue reading Writing a Different Kind of Romance: The Sibling Relationship
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I was recently engaged in an online conversation where writers were talking about their editing process. The initial poster said something along the lines of, “The way I edited my previous book isn’t working for this one.” An author in this group whose 3rd book comes out later this year said, “I’m editing my fourth … Continue reading Why Writers Should Embrace Struggles
I just started playing the with idea for a new book. It’s in such beginning stages that I have possible character names and a decent idea of a fictional location based off of some real places I’ve lived. Because I like to infuse a little magic into my writing, I’m also exploring mythologies that incorporate … Continue reading Share your Invisible Work
I've almost written this post dozens of times. Really, I've written it several times then read it through and deleted because, well, because I don't really open myself up to people easily. I have about half a dozen close friends who get to know things that are really real about me, and most everyone else … Continue reading Writer, Care For Thyself
I thought I knew a lot about the publishing process…and then I sold my first book. I’d lived vicariously through my author friends who sold books and debuted before me, watching and learning from their experiences the best I could. But sending your first book baby out into the world is a lot like, well, … Continue reading The Secret Life of a Debut Author
I just sent a novel that I’ve been working on for five years to my editor. That doesn’t mean that I’m done with it. I still have lots of editing and my tight relationship with my characters and manuscript will continue on, but I finally gave myself permission to let it go. I gave it … Continue reading Permission to Create a New Story