It's amazing how far a little encouragement will take a writer. This is the reason each writer desperately needs a support base of readers who are in love with their writing. Among these readers we look most eagerly for those who interact with our work. I have published blogs and a few articles and short… Continue reading Writer’s Support
I am currently on holidays in Manitoba for a month, visiting family and attending two weddings, as well as my mother’s eightieth birthday celebration. While I am here I am also trying to carve out some daily time for writing. This is more easily said than done. I don’t have an internet connection so doing… Continue reading Orienting Your Reader
I am two and a half weeks away from the Oregon Christian Writers' Conference. Last year when I went to the conference for the first time--my first ever writers' conference--I submitted my novel to an editor who said it was too "edgy" and "not suitable" for the publishing house she represented. I've since learned that… Continue reading Writing Update
Recently I was on a blogger's site where another blogger posted, in no uncertain terms, that he did not want this blogger to follow him. There was a lot of outrage in the following comments, but then I saw a comment that I thought was very appropriate. It went like this: Wow, (blogger). Sorry (this… Continue reading When they don’t like you
Recently I came across an organization that distributes books to readers on behalf of new authors in return for a review. I have not yet received any books for review, but today I read on the website that authors have been hurt because some of the reviewers gave them only four stars. It is a… Continue reading Only four stars?