Catching Up, Yet Again

Yeah, yeah, yeah, I know it’s been awhile and I’m hoping that doesn’t happen again, but life gets in the way. We authors get so caught up with things like work, relationships, WRITING. Yes, even that has kept me from updating this site. To catch up on a few things: – Hearts on Fire Editing […]

Looking for a Cover Designer

I had made a post previously about cover designers and I had listed some of my personal favorites, but there are more to that list. I’m not adding them in this post, but I was asked what do I look for when looking for a cover designer. Now, when I think about my book covers, […]

Write Often or Pace Yourself?

This is a question that is asked constantly by many people and  the answer lies within yourself, I believe. There are times that the characters speak to me and I cannot get them to shut up and when this happens, I tend to write often, but other than that, I pace myself. I make myself […]

GIVEAWAY!

So one of my friends is doing a giveaway for her newest release! Saving Rosalind is her newest release. a book that is meant to be inspiring to people! Be sure to check out the giveaway HERE and the book itself! AMAZON US AMAZON UK B&N for PAPERBACK

Mind of Their Own

The one thing we all hate is when we’re writing and we think that we’re in control, but we’re not. The characters speak and they do their own thing – turning your story upside down and changing your plot. My best advice when this happens is to let them – Listen to your characters and […]

Sandy Ashley

My new promotional post for today is for author Sandy Ashley ! She’s an amazing author, so be sure to check out her page and give her words of encouragement as she writes her first novel! Also, she does bracelets over at Sandy’s Colorful Bracelets , so be sure to check that out too!

Getting Back to Writing

So, there have been quite a few things that have pulled me away from writing and blogging more often, but I’m here to tell you that I’m going to try my best to get back to making on blog post a day AND writing a little a day (or at least editing). It’s good for […]

Will I Ever Be Ready

In one of my groups, someone asked me a simple question that had me thinking back to when I published my first book. Samantha asked me, Did you ever have a hard time feeling like your book was ready to publish? I’ve revised SOOOO many times. I don’t dare send it to the editor yet. I’m […]

Formatting (Ebook Only)

Since I use the blog here more as an advice column for writers, I opened post subjects up and one that was strongly requested was how to format for ebook. To me, it’s one of the easiest things to do, but I guess as I’ve formatted all eight of my books for paperback and ebook, […]

Authors Against Bullying

I know, I know! I’ve been so bad as I’ve been gone again – FOUR DAYS! But I caught something that made me sick and dizzy and eww! Well, today, besides sleeping and noming on chicken stew, I pulled together with Kate Marie Robbins and Zara Elise Thelms and pulled together the next TWO Authors […]

Expanding Word Count

Now, many people ask this question, wondering how some people can write 90,000 words in a book and such and, well, here is my advice to you. Show – Don’t Tell: When you’re writing, make sure that you’re showing everything to your readers and not just telling them. Saying “Amelia was angry” isn’t exactly showing your […]

Breaking You Mold

When I first started writing, my first book that I released was a Fantasy book and at that moment, I thought that would be all I wrote. I love reading Young Adult books and I love the way that the Fantasy genre pulls me away from real life, making anything possible – literally anything. The […]

Jeanne Owens

Jeanne Owens is a Fantasy and YA author, though she has dabbled in other genres.  She has been writing since high school, but only started thinking about publishing in the last few years. She has one self-published book at the moment, the light fantasy novel Kismet and Tell. She has a collection of short stories […]

Callie C. Colbert

Born and raised in Kansas, Callie C. Colbert developed an obsessive love for writing as a child. That obsession has continued throughout her life, leading her to write poetry, song lyrics, short stories, books, and a novel. Callie is a published poet and has also sold the rights to some of her song lyrics. She […]