Courting the Muse

Every writer, I believe, is visited by a creative spirit, a Muse if you will, who inspires and blesses. You feel her presence when...

From Blogging to Memoir

By Nancy R. Hinchliff   During the last six or seven years I owned and ran my bed and breakfast, I began writing again on a regular...

Advice for Aspiring Fiction Authors – Pushing the Truth Within the Lie

As writers, we have the uncanny ability to fabricate awesome stories for our audiences. Most often, these stories are fantasy based, drama infused, and...

Fiction vs. Non-Fiction: A Fading Distinction

Fiction vs. Non-Fiction: A Fading Distinction Until I replied to a question in a recent author interview, I considered my process of writing fiction with...

So You Want to Create an Audiobook

When I first heard my characters’ voices on my audiobook edition of Love’s Courage, I cried. They were so alive! This is my third...

My Obession with the Happily Ever After

My Obsession with the Happily Ever After by Olivia Gaines Okay. Okay. I believe in fairy tales. Sue me. It will not stop me from...

So you want to write a romance…

I've always loved reading romances. These days I steer clear of medieval romances since that's what I write. I don't want my medieval world to...

To outline or Not to Outline

I make beautiful outlines. And have, ever since I started writing seriously, which was as a student studying to be a high school teacher....

WHAT KIND OF A BOOK OPENING GRABS YOU?

What grabs you as a reader at the start of a great book? The opening line and paragraph can tell you so much—to portend what’s...

Writing From Your Subconscious Mind

GUEST POST Writing From Your Subconscious Mind Michael Sussman   I believe that the key to writing compelling fiction is allowing your subconscious mind to lead the way. This...

PERFORMANCE ANXIETY?

Is it Writer's Block--- or Performance Anxiety What do you do when you feel stymied and just can't write? You sit at your computer and...

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