How to Write A Novel Synopsis
The Women’s Fiction Writers Association asked me to write the FIX IT column about “The Dreaded Synopsis” for their newsletter. They provided a submission from a fabulous, ripped-from-the-headlines story, How Far We’ll Go, by Caitlyn Weaver, for me to revise. If you haven’t joined the WFWA yet, I recommend you do. Meanwhile, we can thank…Read More
BACK TO WRITING? Top Tips from an Author
Now that we’re in Back-to-School mode, are you eager to get back to writing? Same! My kids don’t need new pencils anymore, but ever since A Boob’s Life was released, my work life has been a blur of promotion. I missed the typical pre-pandemic book tour, but it was a dream come true to be…Read More
Why I Wrote A Book About Breasts
I never planned to write a book about breasts. I can barely say that word out loud. It conjures up so many serious things. Go ahead and google it – you’ll see. Boobs, on the other hand, is a lot more fun. Google that word and you get 919,000,000 hits, mostly porn, in .38 seconds.…Read More
Ready to Publish? Twelve Tips.
Master carpenters have a saying: measure twice, cut once. It’s a waste of time, money, and materials when the parts don’t fit. Traditional publishers have an entire system of checks and balances to make sure their books are perfect. But when you self-publish, that burden is on you. So get out the measuring tape. Here are twelve things you…Read More
Your Story: Hold ’em Or Fold ’em?
Deep into a Skype session with a client in the United Kingdom, she threw up her hands. “Maybe I should just throw out the story and start over. What do you think?” It was a good question. This was the start of a six book series. She and her writing partner needed to be invested…Read More
The Key to Memoir
According to the dictionary, “memoir” is a historical account or biography written from personal knowledge or special sources. Not very helpful, is it? It sounds an awful lot like a documentary, the old fashioned kind composed of a chronologicallist of events. Modern memoir is a drama, a compelling story with a narrative arc. Isn’t that…Read More