NOVEMBER IS HERE! Are you going to write a novel in November? I am. In fact, I’m feeling a little bit crazy so I’m going to work on TWO books in November. Are you ready for this? Two words: ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE! Totally have to write about zombies, don’t I? Um yes. Yes I do. Here’s […]

Reading and thinking about what I read … Lemme say this up front: I’m not that great at reviewing books. I read for fun. Quotes or story details don’t usually stick with me, but how the book made me feel will stay long after The End. However, my goal this month is to take a […]

Woe! Hilarity! Terror! Fear! What do we need to know about emotions in writing? As writers, I mean. I intend to write about emotions in the books I read, but that’s another post. For this one, I’m focusing on how writers handle emotions in their stories. Now, I always figure I have things to learn. […]

Over on author Debbie Manber Kupfer’s website, she posted this little exercise and I thought it would be fun to totally copy her. (Go check out her books! You won’t be sorry. Visit her Amazon page by clicking here. So without further do here are 44 Things You Don’t Know About Me! 44 Odd Things You […]

Man, this book is giving me fits. I’m working! I’m writing! But every time I think I’ve gotten somewhere, I realize there’s more to do. Then I volunteer to beta or I get involved in a new Netflix series (Strange Things! Dark Matter! Limitless!) or rewatch one of my favorite series (Supernatural! The Walking Dead!). […]

There are some books that make you sink in and become the characters, that drape you in lovely words and weave the fantasy world around you. If you haven’t read her, well, that’s the reason for the black hole in your life you’ve always felt but never knew how to fill. Her series starts out […]

I hear a lot of writers say they hate this question. Why? No one has asked me, maybe because they sense that I would be more than happy to answer them, at length. Since I’m an impatient person, I’ll just write about it here. But if you want to ask me some time, don’t be […]

Just 5 quick ways to market your ebook. Word of mouth. This is where your army of family and friends comes in handy. Or, the folks who have been reading your snippets and loving them. Those are the people who will push your book for you so you don’t have to. When they share or brag […]

Just 5 quick ways to format your ebook. Use Scrivener.  The learning curve is a big one, I’ll admit it. However, now that I’ve got the handle on it (with a few glitches I’m still working out) it’s the fastest way to format an ebook. Use Calibre. Calibre is free software you can use to […]