This weekend a few of us Diamonds took a little detour to the wild side. This is Arkansas. We live here. Many of us in rural settings. Arkansans are very stalwart when it comes their right to bear arms. Most of us enjoy hunting and just as many prefer the protection of a firearm to… Continue reading Keeping Up With Firearms
By Voirey Linger I’m running away. I’ve made my plans, I’ve got an escape route planned and I’m heading out… along with about ten other DSRA members. In a little over a week, we’ll be headed to Hot Springs on our annual writing retreat. I’ve set a goal of 10,000 words over the weekend, working… Continue reading Retreat! Retreat!
By Voirey Linger A website is an important platform for today’s author, but it can be hard to know just what to include. Not every author needs the same things, and it’s easy to stuff your site so full of clutter that visitors can’t find the important things. Not only that, but sometimes it’ hard… Continue reading What Should Your Website Have?
By Voirey Linger I’m in the middle of my seasonal blahs. It happens to some degree most years, but this year has been worse than the norm. Maybe it’s because the weather has been so bad lately, or maybe it’s just because I’m turning into a woman “of a certain age.” (Which we can pretend… Continue reading Seasonal Slump
By Voirey Linger Advice on how to be a proper writer drifts around the publishing world like so much flotsam. Wherever you turn, there is another tidbit of advice telling you what you’re doing wrong and how to do it right. While not all advice is valid, a lot of it carries a kernel of… Continue reading Why I Don’t Write on Weekends
BICHOK. It’s how books get written. Butt In Chair, Hands On Keyboard. (Or dictation microphone on face, but that doesn’t’ sound as cool.) Right now I’m deep in my writing cave, deeper in the cave than I’ve been in over a year. Bunnybee is 10K down and I’m in the first round of revision for… Continue reading In the Writing Cave
By Voirey Linger When the year comes to an end, I always top and assess the path I’ve traveled over the past twelve months. I’m not going to lie; it’s been a very rough year for me. This period of self-assessment hasn’t been easy. Some of what made this year hard are easy to point… Continue reading What a Year…