Doubt. It's the thread that weaves through every writer's life at one time or another. Oh, hell. All the time. Today author Holly Robinson shares with us how she crashed through personal and professional doubt, the end result being crossing two finish lines and continuing on two wonderful paths. Not that I'm surprised. (I'm proud of my friend, that's for sure!) Please welcome Holly back to … [Read more...] about Guest Post: Crashing Through Doubt by Author Holly Robinson
When it comes to writing advice, I tend to think simple is best because it's the most direct and the most useful, the kind of advice that doesn't wrap us up in trying to figure it out, leaving us time for, you know, writing. That's what we have here today with author Nicole Blades, in addition to a peek inside her new novel, The Thunder Beneath Us. As I start writing my next novel, I loved … [Read more...] about Guest Post: Author Nicole Blades Doesn’t Feel Constrained by the Women’s Fiction Label
When someone asks where my ideas for novels come from, I'm always tempted to say "Target." It's often hard to pin down what sets off a writer on the glorious and torturous adventure of novel writing, because novels aren't one thing or one idea. But, there's usually a nugget or a spark, and I often ask authors about that spark. The one moment that spurred them forward to discover the rest of the … [Read more...] about Guest Post: Finding Inspiration for Novel Writing by Author Gail Cleare
Thanks to random.org our winner is: Stephanie Trietsch Stephanie, please email me your mailing address (amysuenathan at gmail dot com) and I'll get an ARC of Left To Chance in the mail to you as soon as I have them. Yes, it'll likely be months from now, but how awesome is it to forget you've won a prize and then to have it SHOW UP AT YOUR DOOR? Of course there will be more giveaways … [Read more...] about Giveaway winner announced!