People often ask authors about their writing routines. This varies from author to author, so it is a question that is worth asking when you chat with one. Besides, we always love to talk about writing!
Scrivener is a wonderful tool. It is rich and versatile. Because of that, you can use it to support the way YOU write. Because it is so robust, some people find it intimidating at first, I’m writing a series of blog posts to help you get started. This post will provide easy, step-by-step instructions for
I know it isn’t officially over, but for me, Labor Day marks the end of summer. I’m even starting to see subtle signs of autumn’s approach. Random leaves are beginning to change color and the evenings are getting both longer and colder. Last night it dropped down to 55F in Pittsburgh, and I think that’s
My local RWA chapter recently contacted me to do another Scrivener presentation for them—my third one. Some of the members are die-hard Scrivener devotees, some are completely unfamiliar with the tool, and some have tried it and have given up. How could I provide something that could help people with such diverse levels of understanding
My goal was to get my submission package out the door by January 2, which is in just two days. It doesn’t look like I’m going to hit that goal, so I decided to take a short break and write a blog post after a bazillion months. I’ve written three new romances. The first one
Writers, IT professionals, medical transcriptionists, graphic designers… in fact, nearly all white-collar professionals spend hours and hours every day sitting in front of a keyboard… tap-tapping away! As a result, we often end up with aching hands. If you’re as lucky as I have been, there’s a simple solution that could help you almost immediately.
Chocolate-Cinnamon-Hazelnut Thumbprint Cookies These moist, delicious cookies will quickly become a favorite. The blend of chocolate, hazelnut, and cinnamon is perfect. I wish I had a better photo to share! You’ll need a spice mill or food processor to grind the nuts, and a mixer, but aside from that, no other unusual cooking tools are
Today’s quotation comes from Lisa Kleypas. Another author introduced me to Ms. Kleypas’s books, and I’ve come to love them. She’s a New York Times bestselling author. You may have already read books from her well known Wallflower series. If you enjoy a delicious historical romance, make sure you read her books! She writes fantastic
This week’s Fan Friday features a bit of Writing Wisdom from Bella Andre. As is true with so many other influential authors, you’ve probably already heard of Bella. If you haven’t, you’re in for a treat! She’s a New York Times bestselling author and she’s an Indie giant. She’s been breaking records and barriers with
Welcome to Fan Friday! Today’s bit of writing wisdom comes from… ME. Yep, I’ve learned a thing or two as well! Actually, I had knee surgery yesterday, so I’m posting this a bit in advance so I don’t have to try to do it while I’m recovering. Send me some chicken soup and some flowers!