How I completed 3 manuscripts with Nanowrimo!

Nanowrimo 2017 has just ended. And for the first time in four years managed to hit the 50K mark. For those unaware, Nanowrimo is National Novel Writing Month. Usually I have a plan when it comes to Nanowrimo. I've either outlined a plot or I have an idea and try to build the story. That's [...]

The One Inch Frame Technique

The one inch frame is a concept by Anne Lamott. I read her book Bird by bird. If you want to see how much I enjoyed reading it, check my review on Goodreads here. Anne talks about the overwhelming emotions a writer feels when at his desk feeling violently nauseous when his imagination has died, [...]

Music to help you Write Better?

Music is something that plenty of us enjoy. Many authors write with music and many consider it noise. Personally I sway both ways. There are times where I imagine a scene like a movie and want the background music to help me. Here's how: Setting the Tone I find this especially for somber or sad [...]

Why an extended break from writing is a bad idea

Breaks. Since the start of this month I've kind of slacked off writing. I barely did any writing. I mean zilch. I sent the edits and thought I deserved a break, but I regret it. It all started with the one year death anniversary of my dad. I told myself I would write later. Then came [...]

What I learned from working with four different editors?

Four editors. I've worked with four of them this year for different publishing houses.  You all know that CINDERS OF CASTLEREA, UNDER A SCOTTISH SKY & THE MILANESE STARS are currently undergoing various stages of editing. And I have to say that finding the right editor is gold. The right editor can really make your [...]

Happy Pub Day!

Happy Pub Day to me! Ten Reminders for the Single Christian Woman is out in ebook and print.  Yay. As part of our celebrations all week I will  be doing giveaways and guest posts on other sites. If you're aware of a Christian single woman or part of a singles ministry and would love this [...]