Maggie Wells · Margaret Ethridge · writing advice

Now’s the time to add the pad!

Many of us are engaged in the annual National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) challenge at the moment – the one where a bunch of nutjobs like myself commit themselves to writing fifty thousand words in thirty days. This is my seventh NaNoWriMo, and I have to say, though it isn’t for everyone, I find this… Continue reading Now’s the time to add the pad!

Maggie Wells · Margaret Ethridge · procrastination · writer's retreat

Strange magic by Maggie Wells

Words can be fickle friends, can’t they? Some days they rush out so fast it’s hard for my fingers to catch up. Then there was the month of August. And half of September…But not October! Nope. I’m not going through another drought like that anytime soon. No way, no how. There were real enough reasons… Continue reading Strange magic by Maggie Wells

Jen Crane · Maggie Wells · Margaret Ethridge · Megan Mitcham · Uncategorized

DSRA Releases

Look for these books by our members in September and October. Broken Gates (The P.J. Stone Gates Trilogy #2) by D.T. Dyllin Release date: September 14, 2015 Genre: Mature YA/Paranormal Romance P.J. Stone’s heart was claimed, but war has a way of changing things… Alien Riders are trying to overrun the world. Death and destruction… Continue reading DSRA Releases

Maggie Wells · Margaret Ethridge · procrastination

Mags for President of the Procrastination Nation

I started a new manuscript this week. Some authors get really excited about a new start. I’m not one of them. It isn’t that I don’t know what to write—the synopsis is detailed, the story already sold. The opening scenes are clear in my head. I just…I always feel like I don’t know my characters… Continue reading Mags for President of the Procrastination Nation

Maggie Wells · Margaret Ethridge

A Tale of Two Conferences by Margaret Ethridge/Maggie Wells

I just returned from my second-ever RWA national conference. This year, the conference in fabulous New York City. The last I attended was in 2010 at Walt Disney World in Orlando. Yep, two conferences, five years apart, but both experience were incredible. And very different. I thought I’d take a minute to do a little… Continue reading A Tale of Two Conferences by Margaret Ethridge/Maggie Wells