You know one of my favorite perks of being an author is reading books early, especially when they're WONDERFUL! I read ALL THE BEST PEOPLE by Sonja Yoerg, and here's what I had to say about it: In All the Best People, Sonja Yoerg has crafted a family landscape that is as familiar as it is provocative. With Yoerg’s lush and moving prose, the characters are realistic and bold, yet so … [Read more...] about Author Interview: Author Sonja Yoerg Is Certain of One Thing: The Creative Process is Full of Uncertainty
You know those Facebook memory reminders the social media site gifts us on a daily basis? I like looking at the photos to see what was important to me last year or the year before that. I enjoy reading the content of my posts to see what I thought was funny, or worthy. But today's FB memory was a link, right to this blog. Six years ago, I --- well I'll let you read it. I was agented but not yet … [Read more...] about Another Reason Blogging Matters
Writers' live intersect these days, and for me, with no one is this more true than with debut author Jessica Strawser. We've exchange writing war stories and publishing journeys via email for over the past few years, and Jessica is the editor of Writer's Digest where I've had multiple articles and essays published. We are both members of WFWA, and Jessica has joined the online reader group, … [Read more...] about Debut Author Jessica Strawser Writes a Whip-Smart Page-Turner (and yes, I love hypens)
One of the questions I'm asked by readers and writers is: "Does it get easier?" Novel writing, that is. The short answer is no, writing a novel never gets easier. The long answer is, it doesn't necessarily get more difficult either. It gets, um, different. Each novel is brand new, and for me, so is the process of writing it. This doesn't mean I haven't learned a lot and adapted, … [Read more...] about Does Writing A Novel Ever Get Easier?