“Twenty-Four Hours of Freedom” Sequel? You decide

Since it's voting day in the US, I've just posted a poll about my eStory "Twenty-Four Hours of Freedom" on its FB page. I've been getting some steady feedback about wanting a sequel, so I'd like to know what you think? So I keep getting feedback that 24 hours with Owen and Makayla are not … Continue reading “Twenty-Four Hours of Freedom” Sequel? You decide

Writer’s Insight, October: Copyright Permissions

While I appreciate and respect laws, especially copyright laws, I don't know everything about them. That's most writers, unless you're also in the legal field.  The most that I've learned about the law I've learned from re-runs of Law and Order and Drop Dead Diva (which, FYI, did an episode about copyright infringement with a "50 Shades"-like novel). … Continue reading Writer’s Insight, October: Copyright Permissions

Free story Lemonade Stand: Micro-Essay

Today's  selection is a micro-fiction/personal essay that I wrote for #PaperDarts' 2nd annual micro Fiction Award.  (Click here for the link to the award description.) I missed the deadline for the award, so I thought I would publish it here for you. Enjoy!

Writer’s Event: Local Critique Group Meeting 10/14

If you're local to Charlotte, NC (or know a writer who is), the Mountain Island branch of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg County Library is having its October Writer's Group Meeting on October 14, 2017 from 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM. Guest speaker will be from Park Road Books to talk about bookselling.

Book Review: “All From Dreams-Book One” by Bethanie F. DeVors

Check out this review on Goodreads, if you want to view the hidden spoiler content. It's just, like, 2 sentences. 😉 (The rest of the text is below) Review on All From Dreams: Book One: The Seodrassian Chronicles by Bethanie F. DeVors My rating: 4 of 5 stars So, Full Disclosure: I'm a friend of the … Continue reading Book Review: “All From Dreams-Book One” by Bethanie F. DeVors

Writer’s Insight, August: Starting Over Doesn’t Mean Looking Backward

So, if you've been following my blog for the last month, you probably know about my latest struggles with my first novel manuscript. But in case you need a quick refresher: Feb 2017-- Beta Reads and feedback. Major rewrites needed for first half of book Mar-Apr - Did the major rewrites on first chapters for a contest … Continue reading Writer’s Insight, August: Starting Over Doesn’t Mean Looking Backward

Writer’s Insight July: Post #CampNaNo Vol. 2

Last year was my first foray into the #NanoWriMo world (thanks, Joynell Schultz!), where I worked on drafting my second novel. But I didn't win. 😦 This July's camp, I focused on editing my first novel. I was more cognizant of deadlines, and with a little modifying of my goals, I won! But I struggled the … Continue reading Writer’s Insight July: Post #CampNaNo Vol. 2