About a month ago I wrote a review about a book called Easy Cash Writing. It’s a great book that taught me quite a bit so I decided to give another of Rob Parnell’s books a chance. This time I read The Easy Way to Write a Novel That Sells. It’s as informative as his … Continue reading The Zen of The Easy Way to Write a Novel That Sells
Some people may or may not agree with me. Scrivener has changed how I write my novels making it so much easier. When I first started writing years ago, I used the old-fashioned pen and paper to write the story and then a typewriter to make it look “professional,” or as professional as it could … Continue reading 5 Reasons to Use Scrivener
Less than two weeks from today writers everywhere will be in a writing frenzy. Yes, National Novel Writing Month begins. Are you one of those writers? Are you ready for November 1? Last week I wrote about three reasons why you should do NaNoWriMo. Now that I see I have talked you into doing this … Continue reading How to Prep for NaNoWriMo That Writers Will Love
Twenty five years ago I heard about National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo. I thought about how crazy it was. I mean writing a novel in 30 days? Sure, I would love to write a novel, but I wasn’t sure about writing it in 30 days. There was no way I would ever find the … Continue reading 3 Reasons to do NaNoWriMo
The world focuses on October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. But did you know it’s also Domestic Violence Awareness Month? You might not know that unless you have paid attention to the news lately. Domestic violence is becoming more and more well known in the news, especially with the NFL players getting into trouble for … Continue reading How to End Domestic Violence
Have you ever wanted to be a freelance writer? I have since I was a young kid. However, I never really thought about making my dream come true until last spring when I lost my full-time job. I had already been doing some proofreading as a way to earn extra money. I hadn’t gotten rich … Continue reading The Zen of Easy Cash Writing
Do you belong to a local writers group? By local writers group, I mean a group that physically meets at least once a month, not something you find on Facebook. If not, have you ever thought about joining one? Perhaps no writers group exists in your area. Have you thought about starting one? Last winter, … Continue reading How to make the most of a writers group
Have you ever had a day when you had several writing ideas floating around in your head? Do you have trouble focusing to put words on paper? Maybe you have no ideas in your head at all, but you want to write something that day? Writing every day is the best way to keep ideas … Continue reading 5 Ways to Find Writing Prompts
Thirteen years ago, I watched in horror as the World Trade Center collapsed. I watched the Pentagon burn. I watched as a fourth plane crashed in a field in Pennsylvania. Each year I remember this day like it happened yesterday. Meet Marni This day is forever etched in my mind. I don't have many days … Continue reading Remembering 9/11: What does the day mean to you?
I know I am a day behind in posting this. My modem died a slow death. About nine or ten years ago, my toddler son decided to knock the small box off of a table.Well, the spot where the power cord connected to the box got broken. I patched it, and for all these years, … Continue reading When and why I started writing
If you have been following me on my other blog, then you may notice not only is my website address is different, but the other website no longer has a blog.Yes, that's right. I am changing things around a bit, and I hope you will hang around for the ride. It's been a bumpy one … Continue reading Welcome to my Writer Notes!