I wrote the first chapter of my first novel six years ago this month. I’m happy to report that I’ve learned a number of lessons in those years. To celebrate, I thought I’d list six of those lessons. 1) Adverbs: The publishing world hates them, which makes me sad. I love them. 2) Prologues: Oops.… Continue reading Six lessons learned
How often do you check on your muse? I’m trying to make a point of touching base with mine more often. I mean, I do all the things good little writers are supposed to do. I have a business plan. I track things—words per day, contract/rights information, royalties earned, etc. I back up my work… Continue reading Mags on mollycoddling your muse
I never in my wildest imaginings thought I’d write a book. I read incessantly as a kid. I thought all kids did. My folks had a family book shelf that covered one whole wall of the family room that went to the ceiling. Reading was a given in our house. I loved the stories and… Continue reading Who’d of Thought It?
By Katie Kenyhercz I started playing around with the idea of publishing in my early twenties. I began my first original novel and wrote from the heart, but I kept getting stalled about halfway through. I knew there were plot problems, but I didn’t know how to fix them. I started a Master’s program in… Continue reading Katie’s Road to Publishing
Lindsay Cross Why did I decide to write? I’m sure that just as many authors ponder this question as know the answer. Some started because they knew that was their calling. What they were meant to do. Others still came to writing in a more round about way stumbling into the business of writing. My… Continue reading Why did I Decide to Write – Lindsay Cross
Voirey Linger My road to authordom isn’t particularly dramatic. It’s probably not even unusual. I was a girl who loved books that grew into a woman who loves books, and while that’s the beginning and end, it’s not the whole story. I started reading at a very young age. According to my mother, I was… Continue reading Becoming a Writer – Voirey Linger
By Jen Holman As a pre-published author, I find myself fairly insecure about my writing process, my characters, my plot, my future, and, oh, just about everything to do with writing as a whole. While I know beyond a shadow of doubt that writing is something I must do, beginning my career (?) as an… Continue reading Am I a Writer? – Jen Holman