These Books Were Made for Talking

Audible Books are Telling Stories That Enthrall from First Word to Last My first experience with talking books happened  about thirty years ago when my four-year-old grandson had a seriously broken leg. I took a few of evening shifts in the hospital  to allow his mother to get some well-needed rest. I took his favorite […]

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Indie Authors: Are Your Sales Flat. Thinking of Quitting? Read This.

Are Your Sales Sucking Mud? Are You Feeling Dejected? Think It’s Time to Quit? You are not alone. Every forum I visit is rife with authors whose sales have flat lined and thinking it’s time to quit. What makes it worse, others are saying how fine their sales.  I never suggest a writer quit. Here’s […]

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WRITER’S ENVY: EVERY WRITER GETS IT. HOW IT HAPPENS.

Now I do have author envy and I’ll tell you about it in a minute. In the distant past I went to writer’s conferences; international, national, regional and local. I often went to writer’s retreats where we talked about our work. I sometimes even set up conferences myself for a group of writers in my […]

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Book Talk ~ Why Some Interesting Things Never Get in a Book

Why is it That an Author May Know a Dozen Interesting Facts He or She Does Not Put in a Novel? The short answer is: Those facts may not move the story along. More over, the book may end up being a travelogue. A for instance: In Count the Roses a main part of the […]

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The life of a Writer ~ Amazing Adventures in the Face of Adversity

Some Writers do astonishing things ~ Surprising herself and  the rest of us, too. In eNovel our members are usually talking about writing books, publishing books and trying to find the best way to market books.  Every once in a while a member will drop a side note in our forum that catches my eye […]

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Book Talk. Good Reads for Lazy Spring Days.

What I’m reading now. All time Favorites, and books piling up in my TBR list… Like many of you, I adore my eReader. I own four Kindles and recently was gifted with a fifth that I have yet to register.  Still, there are times I want to read a book that just screams to be […]

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Holy Smokes! 2018 Almost Killed Me. 2019 ~ Survivor Mode.

In 2018 Awful Things Happened. Some I Understand. Some I Don’t. First up, I fell ill. We’d no more get one issue in hand and another would pop up. I spent time having sonar grams, MRIs. wearing heart monitors, swallowing cameras  and visiting one specialist after another.  I had so much blood drawn I could […]

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COVER REVEAL And TWO FABULOUS GIVEAWAYS

All Tomorrow’s Memories going Live February 12, 2019 On  All Sales Venues. Suspicions abound when Willa Manning receives a request from her adopted daughter’s biological grandparents. Wary of deceit, Willa nevertheless accepts the invitation and pulls out all stops to give her daughter a family before her own health fails. Small Town Sweet Romance. Drama. […]

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Holiday Horror Story

The grinch who stole my writing career As an experienced indie author I know two things: 1: How to write a book and take it to publication and 2: Marketing 101. Up until 2017 I thought I knew what I needed to know to market my books. I adjusted to every twist and tweak the […]

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Writers! Are your characters staying within the bounds of reality?

Places and Activities ~ Story Location and Character Behavior How many times have you come to a scene in a book and said: That can’t happen? Or you stop reading a story placed in a location you know well and the author has it all wrong? Telling you up front I get reviews that say […]

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