You know how when you get a new car or new purse or new anything -- you then see it everywhere you go? That's what happened to me with author Stacey Ballis. Sort of. I was reading another author blog Stacey's book was mentioned. So I clicked over. Then my friend and CP, the blogfamous Pamela Toler told me she read Stacey Ballis's book and loved it. Then I saw Stacey Ballis mentioned online … [Read more...] about Women's Fiction Author Stacey Ballis Says "Don't Jump on the Bandwagon; Do Write the Book of Your Heart"
*Pantser -- someone who writes by the seat of his her pants, without an outline or any freaking plan at all. My name is Amy and I'm a pantser. Ok, I'll be more specific. My name is Amy and I'm a pantser with a couple of problems. First, I must fix what I write before I move on, at least in the first thirty to fifty pages. At least with this new first draft which I think is different from the … [Read more...] about Confessions of a (Somewhat) Rehabilitated Pantser *
I started reading Allison Winn Scotch's blog when her first book -- The Department of Lost and Found -- was released the first time! Hers was one of the first books I read where I felt I "knew" the author -- the first time it gave me a glimpse into what it was like to be in a community of writers, even if that community was online. I've watched Allison with admiration because while her career … [Read more...] about Allison Winn Scotch's Best Advice for Writers: Read, Rewrite and Revel in Feedback
As I wrote to Ellyn Bache in my first email, "while taking an early morning internet stroll I happened upon your website and blog." It's simple but true. So Ellyn is a new-to-me author, but I realize she may not be new to many of you! Her writing career, insights and advice are direct and sprinkled with humor. And we all know you need a sense of humor in this business if you're not going to … [Read more...] about Author Ellyn Bache Talks About Naysayers, Fiction Labels and The Art of Saying Goodbye