The writer, the reader, the creative dreamer—to these three I will always belong. I have a hunger to write and create, and yet I struggle with plot development. The ideas burst forth at first in a rush, my fingers trip over themselves as they fly across the keyboard unable to write fast enough. Before long,… Continue reading Lands of Ink&Paper—2020
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Lands of Ink&Paper—March Reads and Reviews
Yay for the sun breaking through the thick winter haze, for warming my soul and gifting me sweet kisses from Christ! With warmer weather came a renewed spirit and definitely put the pep back into my step, as in my moving feet and not so much my writing. Since the thawing of spring has begun,… Continue reading Lands of Ink&Paper—March Reads and Reviews
Lands of Ink&Paper—February “Reads and Reviews”
February was mostly masked by the winter blues, directly affecting my productivity for sure! As a result, I spent more time reading and reflecting instead of writing. I still managed to accumulate a humble 6,500 word count however. It was not the 20,000 I'd hoped for or the 15,000 achievment of January, but life required… Continue reading Lands of Ink&Paper—February “Reads and Reviews”
Best of Blog: Round Up!
Repost from Literary Agent, Carly Watters.
I spent 5+ years on this blog and I haven’t posted in awhile, but I wanted to share a great round up of some of my top posts throughout the years.
I think I’ve made this place a good launch pad for authors’ careers answering questions about all aspects of the writing and publishing arenas.
Let me know which articles were most helpful to you!
Top Tips for Writing / Editing:
On characters 30 questions to ask your main character.
On comparison to other writers 6 Tips on why writers shouldn’t (but might) compare themselves to others, and why they shouldn’t (what they should do).
On category and genre. Infographic: Do You Know The Difference Between Literary, Upmarket and Commercial Fiction? Helping writers understand the difference between these three categories so that they can market and sell (or query) their book better.
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This morning, I was most pleasantly surprised by an email announcing that my short story, "Hidden, I Hide," has made it to the TOP 50 of the "Wingless Dreamer Literary Contest" 2019!!! My deepest thanks to my followers, mentors and fellow writers for your encouragent and inspiration. Thank you, most especially to writer Ruchi Acharya… Continue reading Exciting News!!!
Book Blurb REVEAL and Instagram GIVEAWAY
After much request, here is the tentative book blurb (synopsis) of my current work in progress, "Straddling the Void" (formerly titled "Blind"), a contemporary adult fiction novel: Ambitious and proud, Kyle Lemay, is walking the path to success but when circumstances change and he is fired from a prominent job opportunity, the stress and frustration… Continue reading Book Blurb REVEAL and Instagram GIVEAWAY
Book Review “The Help” by Kathryn Stockett
I first read TheHelp in 2011 while vacationing in the rustic cottage country of Gracefield, Québec during my honeymoon. The 40% off sticker was what first prompted me to pick up the book, then the “#1 New York Times Bestseller” heading, and then the purely unique voice of the character on the first page: “Taking… Continue reading Book Review “The Help” by Kathryn Stockett