You’d think it would be easy for a romance writer, even a new one like me, to write a post today, wouldn’t you? I’ve started this blog post four separate times. Maybe it’s because I want to be able to tell you my life is amazingly romantic and every story is an autobiography – that… Continue reading Happy Valentine’s Day
Recently I stopped at a Starbucks on the way to a DSRA meeting. Thinking I’d be able to get my order quickly, I left my phone in my vehicle and went inside. But I instantly regretted that mistake because one of the stars of the TV show Duck Dynasty was waiting in line in front… Continue reading It Pays To Be Patient with Sandra Jones
Voirey Linger I see the topic of book length come up quite frequently in writers’ circles. What’s too long? What’s too short? How big should a scene or chapter be? The advice tossed around can be very confusing because, well, quite simply, there is no one right answer. Books are as long as the story,… Continue reading How Long Is a Book?
It’s Christmas, the season of “assembly required.” You’re probably in one of three camps: 1. Your read all the instructions first and then assemble. 2. You put it together as you read and swear at poorly written directions and diagrams that make everything look like the space station. 3. You throw the instructions away with… Continue reading Always Follow the Instructions
I’ve been a writer for years, but I’ve never participated in Nano since November is one of my most hectic months as an educator. I’ve written 50, 000 words in 4 weeks before, but not in November. This year I tried, but there are too many interruptions for me to complete 50k words. I did,… Continue reading Writer On-call 24/7 by Sandra Jones
Voirey Linger I’m not a new author. Let’s get that out of the way up front. I’ve got a few titles under my belt, both with a digital-first publisher and self-published. I wouldn’t say I have a huge amount of experience, but I’m no noob. I don’t really have a lot of anxiety about writing,… Continue reading New Author Jitters
Below is the actual picture of my tube of toothpaste and my husband’s tube of toothpaste. Which one is which? Before I tell you the answer….have you made your decision? Ready? Really ready? I’m on the left. Husband is on the right. Which one of us is doing it right? It doesn’t matter, does… Continue reading Are You a Messy Or Neat Writer?