Success At Nationals - Conferences can be an invaluable tool in a writer’s life but not every conference is created equal. A writer needs to concentrate on attending conferences that help him or her to meet their personal writing goals. This workshop presents practical guidelines on how to determine which conference best suits the writer’s needs. Read more...
Being a Writing Mentor - Mentoring seems to be one of the many buzz words people use today. Everyone is looking for a mentor or to be mentored. Read more...
Collaging - My first venture with collage was during Georgia Romance Writers’ Moonlight and Magnolia Conference. After being asked to help with a workshop, I put together my first collage and was amazed at how my story came alive. Read more...
Rejection - A Friend, Not a Lover - Rejection comes in many forms, and we all experience it. The one thing that separates the published writer from the unpublished is how he/she responds to rejection. The published author makes rejection work for her. Read more...
We Write for a Few - Despite book publishing being a billion dollar a year business it is supported by a small percentage of readers that do so regularly. Read more...
What Every Critiquer Needs To Know - For a number of years, I did little more than give lip service to writing Nick’s New Heart, the memoir about my one year old son who received a heart transplant nineteen years ago. Read more...
Could A Small Publisher Be Right For You? - Getting the attention of a publisher can be very frustrating for a writer. But thankfully not all publishers are created equal. There are only five or six major publishing houses and with these it is often difficult for an author to get in the door. Read more...
Is Guest Blogging For You? - A year and a half ago I was asked to join a group blog. The blog would be composed of eighteen to twenty romance writers working their way toward publication. I thought this was a great idea. Through the blog, and with the other members help, I could generate interest in my own writing. Count me in. Read more...
What I Wished I'd Known Before Being Published - I’m not a person that was born with the driving need to write. In fact, I came to writing rather late in life. I had no real idea what was involved in putting a book on paper. What I did know was that I had a story to tell. I’ve made a number of missteps on my way to publication, but I’ve also learned numerous valuable lessons. Read more...
On 5 continents
In 100 countries
Printed in 29 languages
Writing Down the Bones by Goldberg
Write in Style by Christmas
Hodges' Harbrace College Handbook by Hodges/Whitten
100 Ways to Improve Your Writing by Provost
Success with Words by Readers Digest
On Writing by King
Cliffs Quick Review by Writing, Grammar, Usage and Style
Stein on Writing by Stein
Woe is I by O'Connor
The Word Book
Romance Writer's Phase Book by Kent and Shelton
Secrets of Getting Your Book Published by Vachon
Jeff Herman's Guide to Publisher, Editors and Literary Agents 2005
Writer's Market 2003
Goal, Motivation and Conflict by Dixon
Self Editing for the Fiction Writer by Brown and King
How to Write Romance by Pianka
Techniques of the Selling Writer by Swain
A Writer's Reference by Dianna Hacker
The Emotion Thesaurus: A Writer's Guide To Character Expression by Ackerman and Puglisi