Update on My Novel

To my dear readers who have followed my story...thank you for your incredible patience. It would almost make a story of its own for me to document my writing journey these past months. I finally decided that at the end of the year I will put my novel aside. In other words, it must be… Continue reading Update on My Novel

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

To unravel or not to unravel

My mother, who suffered a stroke a year ago, has recently taught herself to knit. I keep in touch with her by phone because we live a thousand miles apart. I admire her spirit. She is determined not to let her physical limitations get her down. I have learned so much from my mother. One… Continue reading To unravel or not to unravel

Editing – it’s happening

I just had to share that I started editing my novel yesterday and it went well. I rounded out a scene. I did some research. I read up on plot versus character and I mapped out my plot on a large sheet of sketching paper. Mapping out my plot was very revealing. I saw that a… Continue reading Editing – it’s happening