Brinda Berry · planning · writing advice

How Planning a Novel Is Like Planning a Wedding

My husband and I recently hosted my niece’s outdoor wedding at our home.  This was my first experience in hands-on wedding preparation. My sister and her best friends did the bulk of the hard work. Still, I’m exhausted by all that is involved in creating this beautiful ceremony. It occurred to me that it is much like… Continue reading How Planning a Novel Is Like Planning a Wedding

Brinda Berry · writing advice

Everything My Little Sister Taught Me

Everything my little sister taught me about exercise applies to writing. My sister has worked hard to be a fit adult. She didn’t always look like this with her Linda Hamilton  from Terminator arms. She was the chunky little kid who enjoyed my extra candy. Sis  grew into a teenager who struggled with weight issues.… Continue reading Everything My Little Sister Taught Me

Brinda Berry · writing advice

Creative Commons for Images and Music

There’s been a lot of talk online among writers about legally using images and music on blogs, websites, and other web-based content. The need to recognize copyright and ownership of creative works is not a new concept. Some authors have recently brought it to the forefront and my presentation at the monthly meeting addressed this… Continue reading Creative Commons for Images and Music