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When You Know Better, Do Better

One of my favorite quotes is by Maya Angelou: "Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better." Personally, I think this quote can apply to all areas of my life, both personal and professional. It applies to me as an author who is always learning new things

By |2021-05-19T13:50:17+00:00December 10th, 2020|Categories: Promotion Thursday, Publishing Industry, Writing Craft, Writing Journey|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on When You Know Better, Do Better

Sprinting To “The End” with MOLLY MAKA

With NaNoWriMo  https://nanowrimo.org/ winding down for the month, I’ve been reflecting on how much sprints have saved my life and my word count. I thought I would share a few sources and tips to make sprints work for you. If you aren’t familiar with sprints, here’s what you do: Set a timer for whatever timeframe you

By |2021-05-19T13:50:09+00:00November 25th, 2020|Categories: Members, Publishing Industry, Writing Craft, Writing Journey|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Sprinting To “The End” with MOLLY MAKA

Life on the Page with Bobbi Groover

Greetings fellow authors! It’s been many months now that we’ve all been inundated with all sorts of news, some good, some bad, some downright frightening.  As a fiction writer, all those bombardments (many of which are out of my control) make me dive into my writing, into a world where I am omnipotent.  I can

By |2021-05-19T13:50:01+00:00November 11th, 2020|Categories: Members, News, Publishing Industry, Writing Craft, Writing Journey|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Life on the Page with Bobbi Groover

Part of the Problem or Part of the Solution?

Imagine this scenario. A young woman has been asked out, repeatedly, by the same young man. Whenever she bumps into him in their small town, he asks her out again. She keeps saying no. He's pressed her for a reason, and she's told him that she just isn't interested in dating him. She doesn't want

Book Review Etiquette

It’s happened to every reader. You have the weekend off. Rain is pouring down. The coffee pot is sputtering, and those tantalizing smells seduce you to crawl under a blanket and pick out your next great read. So, you hop online, go to your favorite bookstore and start scanning those covers. One calls out to

The Internet is Not Forever, and Other Useful Social Media Advice

“The internet is forever.” Wrong. We’ve all heard this warning. I say it to my teenage daughter all the time. But this so-called helpful advice is not only not helpful to you, if you’re like most people, it’s probably detrimental to your success on social media. Unless you’re talking about nudie pictures, (public service announcement:

Hot Off the Nashville Press: Trends in Christian Fiction

Recently, I attended the American Christian Fiction Writers Conference (ACFW) in Nashville. If you are hoping to publish in Christian fiction, this conference gives an overview of the inspirational market. The Christian fiction market is growing due to its loyal readership and the hope these novels bring to a chaotic world. Historical Romance and Romantic Suspense

Five Spins on Traditional Conference Advice

www.rwa.org My neighbors are blowing stuff up in the cul-de-sac while my dog cowers under a chair, so that can only mean one thing: it’s July, and conference time is almost here. As the fireworks settle down and the picnic leftovers run out, romance writers everywhere are preparing (aka getting mani/pedis) to head

My Journey to Writing Own Voices Stories

Growing up the only time I saw people like me on television was when I was at my grandmother’s house watching telenovelas or when there was a housekeeper/nanny/criminal on some other program. Literary pickings were even slimmer. There were no characters who looked, sounded, and acted like me or my loved ones. At least not

Insights Learned From Birthing A Book

I spent nine years getting ready to birth a book. I would have preferred it take nine months, but everyone’s publishing journey is different. I like to think I gained some wisdom after surviving my debut launch. Wisdom I will share with all of you. A good friend of mine debuted her first novel in

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