Voirey Linger When I was a kid, just starting to enter the world of boys and dating, my mother gave me one bit of advice that stuck with me. She told me to always remember that once I kissed a boy, we could never go back to just holding hands. The point was simple; relationships… Continue reading The Art of Escalation
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
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.
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?
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
Voirey Linger I had the fortune of growing up with a grammar dictator parent. At the time, I didn’t think that particular turn of fate was such a great thing. Seriously, being drilled on lay vs. lie and can vs. may as a second grader was a bit harsh. Now, as a writer, I’m thankful… Continue reading Clean up Your Language