I read blogs like some people read the daily newspaper. There’s a wealth of information from other writers on every facet of the business. When I discovered that Google Reader was going away, I was inconsolable. You think this is an exaggeration, right? I assure you that I moaned and complained for a month about… Continue reading Lovin’ on Bloglovin’
*Reprinted blog post from http://www.brindaberry.com , 12/26/2011 In my current manuscript, I have a scene where the hero and heroine are walking from the Mission District to Chinatown in San Francisco. I was a tourist there quite a few years back, and I feel comfortable writing a scene where my characters are also seeing it from tourists’… Continue reading Google Maps for the Writer
Do you read on a Kindle or in the Kindle app? Ever find a passage that you love and want to reference later? If you highlight book passages in your Kindle app, those passages will show up with the highlighting in the Kindle book as well as in the cloud. In the cloud means you… Continue reading Most Popular Highlighted Passages in Kindle
I watch a lot of book trailers. Some attempt to tell the entire story instead of teasing you with the crux of the story. I’m rarely surprised by an ad or trailer. I might be in awe of the brilliance but not surprised. I must say that this ad surprised me about all the right… Continue reading A Book Ad That Scores
I’m a member of Goodreads.com and participated in the Reading Challenge in 2012. I entered a goal of reading 30 books and passed that with a total of 38 at the end of the year. This year, my goal is 40 books. I love to look back at what I’ve read and enjoyed. Do you… Continue reading What Did You Read in 2012?
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