Work – Life Balance … OH WAIT Writing Too!

If you’re like 95% of writers, writing is not your day job! Instead your lunch break, afternoons, weekends, when the baby is sleeping, and when you should be sleeping, too, are the pockets of time you find you’re able to write. Even if you’re passionate about writing, it’s important to keep a balance. The best … More Work – Life Balance … OH WAIT Writing Too!

A Powerful Theme – Does your Manuscript Have It?

When editing your manuscript (and edit you must), it’s easy to get wrapped up in spelling, grammar, dialogue scenes and prose. While those are all vital to a publishable novel, there’s a big picture you might be missing. I don’t just mean the plot arc and character development, but the full message and theme of your novel. … More A Powerful Theme – Does your Manuscript Have It?

3 Reasons Critiquing Can Improve Your Writing Craft

http://ajflowers.org/blog/3-reasons-why-critiquing-can-improve-your-writing-craft There you are, sitting with your morning coffee, a warming laptop and a small journal of jumbled notes. After you finish your first draft and begin the revising process, you keep finding the same mistakes over and over again… Why does this keep happening? I think this is a common problem most writers have … More 3 Reasons Critiquing Can Improve Your Writing Craft

Author Interview: Elizabeth Davies

I’m pleased to introduce our guest author: Elizabeth Davies! She has written and self-published 5 full-length novels. Her latest being The Medium Path, a paranormal romance with a fascinating premise. Amazon 5-star Reviews of The Medium Path: “The Medium Path is an intriguing read that will capture your imagination and your heart” – Amy Valentini “A … More Author Interview: Elizabeth Davies

Writer’s Life: Finding the Right Agent, Keeping Up with the Craft

This is a personal post to give an update on how my writer’s life is going. I started out with my 180k word manuscript for Acceptance about three months back. Since then, I’ve broken it up into three separate novels (a word count more appropriate for YA) and begun querying the first novel at 54k … More Writer’s Life: Finding the Right Agent, Keeping Up with the Craft