Is An Image Worth A Thousand Words?

Our guest this week is Sue Viders talking about book covers. I had the opportunity of taking one of Sue’s classes a few years ago and I am so glad she could find time to share some of her knowledge here. Readers thank you for visiting my blog. Please feel free to comment at the end of the post. Your thoughts are very much appreciated.

Blowing My Trumpet Over Grammatical Errors That Jerk Me Out Of A Story

Recently, I’ve read e-books with so many grammatical errors I’m jerked right out of the story. Then I’m on a quest looking for the next mistake. I’m not going to harp on the need for an editor because that’s obvious. What I think I’m reading is an author who writes likes he/she speaks. If a writer’s grammar and syntax are poor when they are speaking, it’s probably going to be the same when they’re writing.


In Writing the Romantic Comedy, Billy Mernit breaks the romance storyline into “seven basic” pieces, or “beats.” Most of us have heard that we should structure novels like plays or movies: in three acts and in some cases additionally broken down into six stages (Michael Hauge).

The Last Five Things To Do Before Submitting Your Book

Reblogged from DP Lyle’s  The Writer’s Forensic Blog which is full of interesting and educational posts. So hop on over and see his other posts.  Win Blevins: The Last Five Things To Do Before Submitting Your Book Okay, you’ve gone to the mat with your manuscript for months or years, and you’ve finally won the match with…

In With The New By Recycling Old Cards

In With The New, Saving The Old by Ruby Johnson Have you ever received a Christmas card you loved and didn’t want to discard after Christmas? Well there’s a way to keep your cards or share them with others every season. Here’s how: make mini- gift boxes. I’ve been doing it for years and my…