The Funny Thing About Names

The Funny Thing About Names

My husband and I argued for months over what to call our son before he was born. I eventually relented and let my husband have his way. Since our son would be his namesake, it seemed only fair for him to decide. Turns out, he was right. Our son is such a Ned. Whatever...
Sweetheart Sweepstakes

Sweetheart Sweepstakes

Happy Valentine’s Day! Join me February 12-14 for a SweetHeart Sweepstakes. I’ll be celebrating Valentine’s Day both here and on my Facebook page. Use the widget below to enter. Giveaways include . . . (1) $25 Amazon Gift Card (3) E-book copies of...
Know Your Characters

Know Your Characters

Characterization is paramount to writing a bestseller. Strong characters can carry weak plots. But unlikeable characters won’t compensate for weak plots. As with everything else in writing, developing strong characters your readers will relate to is a process. Develop...
Make a Plan!

Make a Plan!

Admit it. You have your heart set on being a traditionally-published author. Isn’t this the goal for every writer when first starting out? Most writers, at some point during their careers, will seek representation from a literary agent. A select few are even fortunate...

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