Month: June 2019

Book Cover Friday: The Feed

Which book cover would draw you more? Head on over to Story Empire today to see my Friday Book Cover post … Hello SErs! Harmony here 🙂 Today is book cover Friday, and I thought I’d compare two versions of

#ThorsDaySmile – Summer In Florida

Check out this bit of Thursday fun over on Marcia Meara’s blog … It’s here. Summer in Florida, where weeks of triple digit temps keep most of us locked safely inside our air-conditioned houses. But for those brave souls who

Introducing the Conflict Thesaurus ~ WRITERS HELPING WRITERS®

Check out this great upcoming author resource over on Writers Helping Writers today … Can’t wait to see these 🙂 What elevates a story from good to great? CONFLICT. A car breakdown in the middle of the zombie apocalypse. A

Expansion Pack: Fanatic Fans

Check out this great post on writing fiction that makes readers want more by Craig Boyack over on Story Empire … Hi, gang. Craig here again with another of my Expansion packs. These are intended to enhance your stories without

Where You Can Find Content for Your Newsletter

Check out this post on finding newsletter content over on Story Empire today … Hello and happy Monday to all the Story Empire readers. PH here and back this week with more about newsletters. There are two previous posts about

My Latest Book is getting some love …

My latest book is out on David Perlmutter’s webpage! Thanks so much for this kindness, David. Check out all the great books he’s showcasing this week! … http://www.davidpperlmutter.com/    

Friday Writing Question: Hooks

Check out this great writing question over on Story Empire today … Ciao, SEers. It’s my turn for the Friday Writing Question, and I think I have an interesting one for you. It’s interesting to me, anyway, since I agonize

Author Inspiration and This Week’s Writing Links

Check out some great writing links and author resources over on Staci Troilo’s blog today … Ciao, amici! How was your week? Mine was a hodgepodge of work and family activities. No two days were the same. I kind of

Using a Professional Editor

Check out this great post about getting your book edited by Joan Hall over on Story Empire … Hi, SE Readers. Joan here today to talk about the importance of using an editor. Self-editing, beta readers, and critique partners or

So it begins

Check out this brilliant post on writer’s doubt by Craig Boyack … He stares at me through obsidian black eyes. Eyes as black as his heart. How I allowed this creature to live in my writing cabin is beyond me.

Occupation Thesaurus Entry: Professional Athlete ~ WRITERS HELPING WRITERS®

Check out another great Occupational Thesaurus post over on Writers Helping Writers … Jobs are as important for our characters as they are for real people. A character’s career might be their dream job or one they’ve chosen due to

How You Can Improve Newsletter Results

Check out a useful post on creating and sending author newsletters by P.H. Solomon over on Story Empire today …   Hello to all the Story Empire readers, PH here today. I hope everyone had a good Father’s Day weekend

Author Inspiration and This Week’s Writing Links

Lots of great writing links and a bit of fun over at Staci Troilo’s place today … Ciao, amici! I’ve been busy with rewrites and revisions this week, which (for me) is a combination of glee, stress, and oh-my-god-how-do-I-suck-this-much. I’ll

Expansion Pack: The Villain’s Journey + The Monster

Check out this great post on writing villains by C S Boyack over on Story Empire … Hi Gang, Craig with you again. Time for another Expansion Pack that ties in with The Hero’s Journey, also known as the Writing

Careful Who You Kill

Do you kill as you go along, or do you wait a bit? … Hello SErs. Harmony here. My current WIP is the first time I’ve written first draft without doing any editing. None at all. At first, I found

Unclear Purposes Blog Tour

Check out a great excerpt from Joan Hall’s latest book over on Craig Boyack’s blog today … Joan is a good friend, and has the final book of her trilogy available right now. She’s also one of my compatriots over

#MondayMeme #MondayBlogs

Head on over to Marcia Meara’s place for a giggle with some Monday Memes … okay, I’m late reblogging, lol. So, have a giggle on Tuesday instead 🙂 I swore I would keep today’s memes focused on writing, reading, or

#BookReview: The Warehouse

A dystopian sci-fi mystery written by Rob Hart and published by Random House UK. Thank you to NetGalley and Random House UK for the ARC of this book. The Warehouse is a believable not-too-far-into-the-future dystopian mystery. Though there is some

Are Writers Born or Made?

An interesting question … check out the post and discussion over on Story Empire today … Hello, SEers. Mae here with you today. Recently, I’ve been thinking about stories I wrote when I was younger. Much, much younger. It made

How to Tweak Your Newsletter

Check out this great post from P H Solomon over on Story Empire today … Happy Friday to all the Story Empire readers! Today I’m veering a bit off course from a regular post format at the end of the

Author Inspiration and This Week’s Writing Links

Check out this great Friday post from Staci Troilo with some useful author/writing links … Ciao, amici! I’m super excited today. I wrote THE END on my rough draft of book 2 of the Astral Conspiracy series. I haven’t revealed

The Eyes of a Killer

Excerpt from Unclear Purposes by Joan Hall Thanks for hosting me today, Harmony. I’m super excited about the release of Unclear Purposes, the third and final book of the Driscoll Lake Series. I’ve decided to share a scene today from

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How You Can Get Neither Nor And Either Or Right Every Time

Check out this great post on using neither/nor and whether it wants a comma or an and … You can get neither nor right every time if you know that both clauses must be negative. For either or, both must

The Day I Went to Jail

Check out this fun and informative post from Joan Hall over on Story Empire today … Hi, SE Readers. Joan here today. This is a short post, but the subject is something that could happen to any of us. No,

The Detective, An Excerpt from Unclear Purposes by Joan Hall #RomanticSuspense #Mystery

Check out an excerpt from Joan Hall’s latest book over on Mae Clair’s blog today … great reading! Exciting times! I’m  thrilled to have my friend, Joan Hall, as my guest today. She’s brought along a fabulous excerpt from her

BOOK EXCERPT from UNCLEAR PURPOSES NEW RELEASE by JOAN HALL

Joan Hall is on tour! Check out her post and book excerpts over at Michele’s place today … Friend and fellow author Joan Hall has just released the final book in her Driscoll Lake series, Unclear Purposes. I’m pleased to have Joan

#MondayMeme #MondayBlogs

  And here’s for a bit of a giggle over at Marcia’s place … A Little Bit of This, And a Little Bit of That Hope some of it makes you laugh. Laughing is good. Do it often! 😀 And

#BookReview of S. Burke’s WHATEVER IT TAKES @pursoot #suspense #TuesdayBookBlog

Check out this review for whatever it takes by Suzanne Burke over on Staci Troilo’s blog … Ciao, amici! I have another suspense novel to talk about today. S. Burke’s Whatever it Takes. Blurb: James Kincaid had it all. He’d

Cusp of Night

Check out this awesome review for Cusp of Night by Mae Clair over on Kevin Cooper’s blog … Recently settled in Hode’s Hill, Pennsylvania, Maya Sinclair is enthralled by the town’s folklore, especially the legend about a centuries-old monster. A

Planning for Multiple POVs

Check out this great post on story bibles from Staci Troilo over on Story Empire today … Ciao, amici. We’ve been discussing story bibles. So far, in addition to the overview, we’ve covered the series premise, character sheets, and setting

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