Update on Book Coaching and Reviews

For those interested, I have a new widget image, and I wanted to share an update regarding free book reviews. I am still accepting books for review; however, due to time constraints, prior commitments, and my paid work, I will have to be very selective as to which books I pick. I'm booked well into … Continue reading Update on Book Coaching and Reviews

Plotting a Novel is Like Playing a Game of Rummy

I've been thinking a lot about plotting lately (as my works-in-progress have been at that stage), and it occurred to me that it's kind of like a game, played between reader and writer. In some ways, it reminds me of the game of rummy, where the goal is to collect a certain group of cards--so … Continue reading Plotting a Novel is Like Playing a Game of Rummy

Yelling, Wailing, and Other Issues with Tone #amwriting #atozchallenge

During this A to Z challenge, we've touched on all sorts of topics, from┬áreading to blogging to how to deal with humor in your story. But we haven't talked that much about dialogue and the various tones involved: yelling, whispering, crying, wailing, etc. We often rely on dialogue tags to convey this information, using "she … Continue reading Yelling, Wailing, and Other Issues with Tone #amwriting #atozchallenge