When the World Discourages

Last week I received my first writing review with some serious professional clout.  As you know if you’ve been following this blog, I was a quarter-finalist in the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Awards this year for my novel Moonlight and Oranges, which … Continue reading

Excerpt: Moonlight and Oranges

This is the excerpt for my novel Moonlight and Oranges, currently a quarter finalist in the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Awards.  After reading this, go to the Amazon page and review it. Thank you so much! _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ CHAPTER ONE:  Orange and Vodka … Continue reading

One Reason to Learn Marketing

Marketing myself as a writer is a lesson I’ve been gradually learning over the past few moths.  Usually I’d grit my teeth about this.  Many writers absolutely hate marketing.  It feels uncreative, its exhausting, it feels like bragging, etc. But it teaches … Continue reading

Music Calms the Savage Breast…and Whets the Creative Knife

Give a song lyric and a one sentence pitch for what your story is about.  This was the prompt that lead me to enter the writing contest hosted by Larry Brooks at www.Storyfix.com The idea inspired me.  Writing contests are great practice for … Continue reading