You Won’t Remember the Pain: Birthing a Book

I’ve heard authors compare publishing a book to childbirth. Metaphorically, of course. But on that vein of thought, I think I’m in the throws of birthing pains, friends. Someplace Familiar is my “first born” book. She’s gestated for three years, not counting the decade or so I dreamed of her…the possibility of her. Like allContinue reading “You Won’t Remember the Pain: Birthing a Book”

250+ Author Tips (Plus, a Giveaway!)

“Would you stop being so stubborn?!” I uttered these words under my breath during my last editing session. My heroine was being particularly stubborn to do what I wanted her to in the scene. What? You didn’t know fictional characters have a mind of their own? It’s true! If you’re like me, characters take onContinue reading “250+ Author Tips (Plus, a Giveaway!)”

I Gave Up Writing This Week

I stepped in dog pee the other morning, just minutes after grumbling at my relentless alarm. It was the perfect sour cherry on top of what was shaping up to be a top-notch-awful-week sundae. Frustrations at work…laundry held hostage in the dryer…a master bedroom that housed my 8 year old on the floor in a sleeping bagContinue reading “I Gave Up Writing This Week”

Author Interview & Giveaway: Janet W. Ferguson

I am really excited to welcome author Janet W. Ferguson today. Janet and I connected through Facebook and I think you’re really enjoy getting to know a little bit about her and her writing. Be sure to read on for a special giveaway, too!

Authors: Get Graphic Design & Marketing Help

Most often I’m writing these posts in the evening between cooking dinner and bedtime. But, by day, I work as a director of communications for a large church. It’s the biggest blessing to be creative for a living (even before my writing takes off!). And I don’t take it for granted. That’s why I’ve decidedContinue reading “Authors: Get Graphic Design & Marketing Help”