Writer’s Support

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

Orienting Your Reader

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

Writing Update

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

When they don’t like you

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

Only four stars?

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?