Pairing Tea, Food, and Mysteries with Laura Childs

Pairing Tea, Food, and Mysteries with Laura Childs

Give a plum cheery round of applause for our special guest, Laura Childs, New York Times best-selling author of Plum Tea Crazy.  Pairing Tea, Food, and Mystery I’ve always considered food and mystery to be a very inspired pairing. There’s nothing like cuddling under a...
Researching locations – by Author Jen Black

Researching locations – by Author Jen Black

Author Jen Black is here to talk about accuracy in her story’s locations. Researching Locations by Author Jen Black I like researching locations for my stories. Contemporary stories in a foreign location are easily researched with tour guides, travel books and...
Writing a relatable memoir – by Linda Strader

Writing a relatable memoir – by Linda Strader

Author Linda Strader is here to talk with us about writing memoirs and Summers of Fire. Check out her bio below. Oh the stories Linda must have in her notebooks. WRITING A RELATABLE MEMOIR When I initially wrote my memoir, it never occurred to me to publish. After...

Your story’s pacing – by author Rae Franklin James

Is your middle feeling sluggish? The middle of your manuscript, I mean. It could be your pacing. Read on to learn how author Rae James fixes her story’s pacing. She welcomes comments, so feel free to drop her a response at the bottom of the page. PACING – YOU...

A Big “What If” with Gerry Schmitt

Do you look around during the day and wonder what if? What if that happened, what if people really had to choose this or that? Don’t you love those stories that go deeper into a “what if” question?  Today’s guest blogger is Gerry...

Gilian Baker shows us how the magic is in the process

Do you have a set routine to get you going on that first draft? How do you handle a twist in the road? What’s your process? Read on to learn how Gilian Baker, author of A Time to Kiln, creates a process for her writing. Who Knew? The Magic is in the Process by...