• nanowrimo 2018
    Personal,  Writing

    NaNoWriMo 2018 Is Almost Here!

    I’ve participated in NaNoWriMo every year since 2010 and this year will be no different. For those who don’t know, NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month and during the month of November each year, writers from all over the world devote themselves to writing a new novel, with a target word count of 50,000 words. It’s a tall order, but there are so many advantages to doing this. It helps develop a daily writing habit One of the best ways to improve as a writer is to write every day. However, this is more difficult than it sounds. For me, because it’s something I’ve done all my life, it…

  • how to be a writer

    Want To Be A Writer But Don’t Know Where To Start? Start Here!

    Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you click on the links and make a purchase, I will receive a small amount of commission. Since I started publishing books, which is around six years ago now, many women have asked me how they can make a living through their own fiction. In fact, people I never knew were writers have approached me and told me of their own dreams of seeing their work in print. I want to encourage more people to write, so I thought it would make good sense to do a post about how to get started. This won’t cover self-publishing or marketing. It’s really just the…

  • Books,  Guest Posts

    Meet the Author: C. M. Skiera

    It’s time to meet another indie author friend of the blog and today we’re featuring C. M. Skiera. He is a San Diego based writer, originally from Michigan where he grew up and went to the local university. He and his wife are devoted dog lovers who share their home with two rescue Chihuahuas. Awww! Today we’re looking at the first two novels in his Oxbow Kingdom Trilogy, the first being Crimson & Cream and the second being Mirrors & Mist. Crimson & Cream, Book I of The Oxbow Kingdom Trilogy Hounded by watchmen, trolls, goblins, and a relentless bounty hunter, thirteen-year-old Jetsam dreams of the day he’ll no longer…