How to train your muse

by Julie Arnold My muse and I have not always been friends. Or at least, our relationship was on somewhat of a hiatus. You see, when I was a little girl, my creative muse was my BFF. She inspired finger paintings, stick figure drawings, living room concerts sung from hairbrush microphones, and most of all, … Continue reading How to train your muse


10 things I wish I’d known before starting my first novel

by Alice Patron 1. How to plan a plot - With my first novel, I simply came up with a story. I didn’t know much about pacing. Hence, my story dragged in places and went through too much action too quickly. If you need help planning a well-paced plot, you can try resources like this: … Continue reading 10 things I wish I’d known before starting my first novel

Wonderful World of Author Showcases

Check out my upcoming guest blog posts, author interviews, and reviews! First up, I have two guest blog posts from Julie Arnold, who recently published Nothing Ventured, a romantic suspense novel, and from Alice Patron, author of the newly-released Rachel's Valley, a historical romance. Both of them are excellent novels that had me staying up all night … Continue reading Wonderful World of Author Showcases

Pants and Road Maps: Plotter vs. Pantser

Are you a plotter or a pantser? Or something in between? (A plantser? That sounds weird.) Pantsers want to know what's so great about being plotters, while plotters wonder how pantsers get anything done. And the in-between? They're just a different breed. Like most things in life, there are advantages and disadvantages to all three, … Continue reading Pants and Road Maps: Plotter vs. Pantser