Thursday, September 27, 2007

The Story Continues

I've been writing a book for several years my head! lol

The characters are so real to me. Sometimes I even dream about them.

I'm determined to get the story written this winter and get it published!

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Free Writer Workshop

Join us for a Free Friday night writer workshop at in the chat room at 7 p.m. (EST). Everyone is welcome!

At the chats we discuss all aspects of the writing process including publishing and self promotion. These chats have been one of the best investments of my time. The practical instruction, advice and practice time has helped me immensely on my writing journey!

This past Friday we discussed using strong verbs to show the character's emotion. Publisher and author, Suzanne James, led the discussion and gave examples. We then had an opportunity to practice writing.

Click here to read the archive of the entire chat:

Thursday, September 13, 2007


Ever heard of NaNo? It's short for National Novel Writing Month and takes place every November.

Everyone is welcome and participants are encouraged to write a minimum of 50,000 words between November 1 and 30th.

I've participated the last two years and made the goal both times. I'm already brainstorming on ideas for this year.

Click here to learn more.

Monday, September 10, 2007

Time to get Started!

I'm ready to get started again on my historical romance novel. The ideas and characters float through my head constantly.

And I have a new critique partner. Someone from our Friday night chats e-mailed me recently and asked if I'd be interested. We write the same genre and have a lot in common. This will be a new venture for me and I am very excited. Not many people have read my writings and I look forward to some good constructive criticism and ideas.

Sometimes I feel so shy about showing my writing to anyone else. Starting several blogs has helped me in this area. And having a critique partner will be awesome!

I read a great quote recently. A writer was asked for one good piece of advice for aspiring writers. Her answer? "Don't be afraid to write badly." So true!