Series or Standalones- Does it Matter? #amwriting #Romance


Series or Standalones That was the question posed by a member of The Story Empire earlier last week. You can read his full thoughts here– well worth your time. I’ve read many great standalone books, (Cinderella anyone?) but have to admit I enjoy stories set in a series much more. There’s a deeper connection to a) the characters, …

A short Teaser from my upcoming #WomensFic #WIPWednesday


Photo by Lum3n.com on Pexels.com I've had heroes on my mind lately. From Dictionairy.com: noun, plural he·roes; for 5 also he·ros. a person noted for courageous acts or nobility of character: He became a local hero when he saved the drowning child. a person who, in the opinion of others, has special achievements, abilities, or personal qualities and is regarded as a role model or ideal: My older sister is my hero. Entrepreneurs are our modern heroes. the principal male character in a story, play, film, etc. Classical Mythology. a being of godlike prowess and beneficence who often came to be honored as a divinity.(in the Homeric period) a warrior-chieftain of special strength, courage, or ability.(in later antiquity) an immortal being; demigod. Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com In my novels I try to create men/women who have many of the qualities above, along with vulnerabilities that create empathy …

Spinning Tires #WritersLife #amwriting


Spinning My Tires Lately it feels as though my writing has come to a standstill and I'm just spinning tires without going anywhere. We were talking about this at my local critique group meeting and I realized- thankfully- that at least I'm not alone with this dilemma. Some call it writer's block or writer's slump, …

Help, my secondary character is taking over the book! #amwriting #Romance #mgtab


  Have you ever started to write a book and had a secondary character try to take over the story? It doesn't matter how hard you work at putting them on the sidelines, they keep popping up at the most inopportune times. I've found it's better to go with the flow and see where it takes …

You Are My Sunshine #LazyDaysOfSummer #amwriting #mgtab


I don't know about you, but when the warm winds and indigo blue skies of summer appear on the horizon, the last thing I want to do is sit in a chair forcing myself to fight past the sticky middle of my current WIP (work-in-progress). It's literally like pulling teeth. I'd much sooner have my …

Celebrating my first featured @Bookbub #Sale #mgtab


For an indie author, the tough job of writing a book, editing, choosing covers (all of mine are done by the fabulous Kim Killion), learning how to format (if you're doing your own I highly recommend Vellum!) and uploading to your chosen vendors can seem overwhelming. Fortunately, there are many informative blogs, such as Kristen …

The Secret Letters by Abby Bardi #MFRWauthor #mgtab #Fiction @abbybardi


The Secret Letters by Abby Bardi ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ BLURB: When thirty-seven-year-old slacker-chef Julie Barlow's mother dies, her older sister Pam finds a cache of old letters from someone who appears to be their mother's former lover. The date stamped on the letters combined with a difficult relationship with her father leads Julie to conclude that the …

THE ART OF DEEP POINT OF VIEW


found on etsy.com Through my critique group I've been learning the art of deep point of view. For those that don't know, this is when you remove the words that distance the reader from the scene. Deep point of view lets the reader view everything around them through the eyes and thoughts of one character. …

WRITING PROCESS BLOG HOP


Today I'm hosting a good friend of mine as she shares her writing process with you, Sylvie Grayson. I hope you'll give her a warm welcome, 🙂 My name is Sylvie Grayson, and I was so pleased to be invited to take part in the Romance Writing Process Blog Tour to talk about how I …