“Where do you get your ideas?” Friends and strangers ask me this quite often. The answer is “everywhere.” Music, movies, news, life. I get ideas everywhere I look. My latest release, The Beauty of Lies, began with my fascination for stories about con artists who marry and keep multiple families. Families who don’t know each other. [Quit looking… Continue reading Strange But True~ Brinda Berry
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
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
I remember when I first started writing. I read everything I could find about writing. And I mean everything. One of the key pieces of advice given by most every source said “LISTEN” to the conversations around you. Listen to the world around you. Open your ears and that space between them and listen to… Continue reading The Art of Listening
A writer can learn a lot about herself while writing and preparing to publish novels. I, for example, have learned my neurosis knows no bounds. I have chosen to take the sound advice of successful authors like Sylvia Day, and hold on to my first book until I can release more in the series. Sylvia’s… Continue reading Perfecting (or overthinking) the Self Published Novel – Jen Crane
Who are you? No, not as a person… Who are you as a writer? And what are your goals? These are two questions that every writer should ask themselves, and if you don’t know the answers, then you have a problem. Every writer is as different as their fingerprints, shaped by their unique nature… Continue reading Author-y Ramblings… ~D.T. Dyllin
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!