It’s 2020 and I have no excuse to avoid the dreaded querying process. But why is it “dreaded” for most writers? It’s simple. It’s all about fear of rejection! That’s why I procrastinated in 2019,..
How do I get into writing a scene for any of my three books – Playing Jane, Being Jane or For Position Only? I use music. Music is the singular inspiration for all my writing…
One of the most important steps in writing is getting feedback from other writers on my work. If it is constructive, I welcome any and all feedback. And there are many ways to get that..
Some people naturally write about what they know. Others challenge themselves by writing about something they know nothing about and must do extensive research – like my friend Lori J. Swick, who writes historical fiction…
I’m writing this blog today because I’ve seen many of my friends in the #WritingCommunity post that they are feeling creatively drained because of real life challenges. Let’s face it, we all have them. I..
I often think of who I would cast in my novel world if there were an unlimited budget. It is a delicious concept and provides for endless fun. Imagine your protagonist, antagonist and all..
At one time, I couldn’t imagine writing a man – especially a sexist, elitist, CEO protagonist. But I did! It was a process, though. It took me quite a while to catch his voice. My..
Everything happens in the office – just ask Jane Mercer and her friends within the imaginary universe of my three novels! I find the office one of the most fascinating hubs because people with office..
Have you ever written a villain and then turned he/she into a lovable person? I used to think – once a villain, always a villain. No story is complete without at least one villain –..
#writing community: I’ve found when writing dialogue that it’s so important to know your characters backwards and forwards. Most writers I know develop full bios on each of their characters so they have a reference..