I’m a sucker for a great kiss. We all remember the great movie kisses. Casablanca, Twilight, and The Notebook nailed it with the memorable lip lock. But what about the romantic kiss in your favorite book? Is it always the first kiss? The setting? Maybe it’s not the kiss, but the AN-TI-CI-PA-TION… Recently, I wrote… Continue reading The Art of Kissing ~ Brinda Berry
What story length are you the most comfortable writing? A while back, former literary agent Colleen Lindsey (currently working with Penguin Group) posted the following list of industry standard word counts on her blog. Of course there are exceptions to every rule, but in general, these numbers seem common: YA fiction = For mainstream YA, anywhere… Continue reading Size Matters
I write a series that is going on sixteen books all based around the UGLY STICK SALOON, a Texas watering hole where strays can come and find a home and love. How, might you ask, do I come up with new ideas after so many books? Especially when I have a saloon in a small… Continue reading Where do I get Story Ideas? by Myla Jackson
Voirey Linger I’m going to finish four books by the end of May with an estimated word count total of 200,000 words. Don’t choke. Breathe through it. You with me? Okay then. Please note, I didn’t say I was going to WRITE four books. The books are already on my hard drive, partials left languishing… Continue reading Goals and Deadlines
I got another rejection. And I’m happy about it. The irony isn’t lost on me. I’ve spent most of my life terrified of being rejected – by people, for jobs, for ideas, on projects . . .. How did I get here? I got my first rejection a year ago. “Due to the volume of… Continue reading Rejection
Have you ever read a book that rocked your world? I recently attended a conference and had the opportunity to hear a presentation by author David Rock. He was a dynamic speaker and gave some highlights from his non-fiction book, Your Brain at Work. I enjoyed his humorous explantions of how we are making everyday… Continue reading I’ve Been Doing It All Wrong ~ Brinda Berry
As I got older, my eyes got weaker. Something I blamed on age. It never crossed my mind that it was my lifestyle. Boy was I wrong. I went to the doctor, and had an eye opening experience. No pun intended. I work during the day as an ultrasound tech, which means I… Continue reading Our eyes, the windows to our world that we destroy a little each day.