We all have our different ideas of what qualifies as romantic. On my blog this month, I’ve been hosting authors and asking them questions about romance. As a writer, your characters won’t always agree with your ideas. It’s better if you can think outside the proverbial box and make the most unique situation into a… Continue reading What is Romantic?
Authors hear time and time again about hanging out on all the social media sites like Facebook and Twitter. Granted, there are lots of readers who do look for book recommendations on social media by interacting with authors, entering contests, and hearing about new releases. I think we can sometimes miss sites that cater only… Continue reading Book Lover Sites for Author Exposure
Adding extra holiday activities onto my schedule can be stressful. Who am I kidding? Between Thanksgiving and Christmas, I feel the pressing burden of extra cooking, decorating, socializing, and gift buying. Place this on top of my regular day that’s already bursting at the scheduled seams, and I’m ready to be committed. I’ll take death… Continue reading Streamlining to Stay Sane During the Holidays
Psst….lean in. I have a secret obsession–Sons of Anarchy (SOA). For a writer, there’s a lot to be learned from this highly addictive series on FX. A while back, I started watching the series on Netflix. The show is currently running in its sixth season, and I’m almost caught up. This series has a great… Continue reading A Writer’s Obsession with Sons of Anarchy
The writers on this blog have talked a lot about our fall retreat last month. It’s obvious that what happens at a DSRA retreat doesn’t stay at the retreat. And that’s a good thing. At one point, Megan Mitcham uttered some words of wisdom that mean so much to all the writers in our group.… Continue reading Standing In the Light
I’m a fan of using YouTube to learn about important things in life like fixing your toilet, cleaning your airconditioning filter, and…revising your novel.
I’m a huge fan of James Scott Bell. Enjoy and learn from the following video on novel revision.
BIO: Brinda lives in the southern US with her family and two spunky cairn terriers. She’s terribly fond of chocolate, coffee, and books that take her away from reality.
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reprinted from a blog post at Brindaberry.com 08/06/13 Dear Insecure Writer, Let me assure you that you will have days when you think you are crazy for continuing to write. You’ll read your own work and cringe at the thought of others reading it. You will wish for a day when you have nothing to… Continue reading An Open Letter to the Insecure Writer