How to Create Your Own Writing Community: A Guide for the Socially Challenged

About a month ago, I wrote about why authors need a writing community. In that post, I said I’d share how I created my own because I know the prospect can be terrifying. I know this because I’ve experienced it (still do, sometimes). Because I am – drumroll, please – socially challenged. So socially challenged. Read More

Three Questions to ask after You Finish Your First Draft

Congratulations! If you’re reading this, then you’ve probably finished the first draft of your novel. What an amazing achievement! You’ve proved you have the discipline to sit down and write a book; the most important part of being an author! Celebrate! Take a breath! And then buckle down, because the work’s not done yet… The Read More

Review: Captain Amberton’s Inherited Bride by Jenni Fletcher

By now you know I’m a big fan of Jenni Fletcher’s writing. Her warmth and passion for history shines in each of her books. When I’m reading a Jenni Fletcher novel, I know I’m going to learn something. I also know that I’ll be dealing with an Alpha male who needs redemption, and a heroine Read More

Four Reasons I Love Writing Category Romance

Earlier this month, I wrote a post about what you can expect from category romance. That was partly because of the comments I’ve heard after people who don’t usually read category, read category. It was also partly for the aspiring authors who’d like to write category, but have no idea where to start. Today, I’m Read More

Three Reasons You Need a Writing Community

Writing is hard. The craft is hard, the business is hard, the industry is hard. Regardless of where you are in your career, you’ve experienced some of this hardship. Because it isn’t going to get any easier – sorry! – the best way to get through it is to become part of a writing community. Read More