The clue is: listen. I listened to a great webinar this week hosted by Steve Harrison about selling books on the…not internet, not Facebook, not Twitter, not in a store, not even on television (I feel like Dr. Seuss and Sam I Am in Green Eggs and Ham)…but, are you ready for this? Radio. Yep. … More Do You Know What the Forgotten Media Is?
My daughter is studying the Civil War for history. As I’ve prepared her lessons, read books, directed her projects and watched Gone with the Wind and Shenandoah, I’ve been struck by the analogy to the current trend in publishing. Not to make light of the tragedy of our American Civil War, nor to imply that … More Does This Mean War?
Who do I write for? An agent, publisher, myself, my reader? The general masses or a specific few? Maybe we write for profit, maybe we write for fun, or perhaps to heal by telling our story. Yet again. It could be, the telling encourages others, or lifts our spirits and soothes our souls. It may … More What Does the Reader Want?
Yes, I’m in the middle of a rewrite. Again. But that’s not the makeover I’m talking about. The makeover to which I refer is the one the girls in your life can experience upon reading Sherry Kyle’s new book, The Girl’s Guide to your Dream Room. A timeless treasure chest of stories, ideas, quizzes, and … More Time for a Makeover
Author, Sherry Kyle, has written a delightful novel that weaves a thread of forgiveness and redemption throughout the lives of four very real and loveable characters. “When the alcoholic father of Jessica MacAllister’s son reappers in their lives, Jessica and her son go to her Uncle George for advice and refuge. Following a year of grief, … More Ready for an Enjoyable Read?
It’s almost here. The best of the best Christian writing conferences will educate and encourage writers in only two weeks; and it’s practically in my backyard! There’s still time to register for Mt. Hermon Christian Writers Conference, but you have to act now. Watch the video and you’ll see what writers are saying about this … More Are You Ready?
Last year one of my goals was to open a Twitter account. On December 31, 2011 I posted my first tweet. I don’t think I would have done that if I had only thought or even said to myself that I should start tweeting. I knew it was something that would help my writing … More How to Make Your Writing Goals SMART
I wrote my first novel in high school. Well, okay, so I didn’t exactly write an entire novel; it was more like twenty pages and a little character development. The idea, birthed from my addiction to romantic fiction, sprang from my pencil (yes, pencil) onto the lined pages of my spiral bound notebook (my writing … More Writing a Novel