Tag: writing

  • How to write a novella

    How to write a novella

    A novella is defined as longer than a short story but shorter than a novel. How long is a novella? There are different definitions, but for this blog post, a novella is defined as:   60 – 120 pages or 7,500 – 40,000 words   The plot is more complex than flash fiction or a…

  • Start writing flash fiction

    Start writing flash fiction

    Flash fiction is a piece of fiction, usually under 1200 words. There are different definitions of flash fiction. Some writing contests may ask for a piece of flash fiction as short as 50 words. Others may use different word counts to define the term. For the purposes of this article, the definition is under 1200…

  • Ch-ch-ch-ch-Changes

    Ch-ch-ch-ch-Changes

    Bear with! This website is being upgraded to a new theme and with new features. Some of these may take a while to settle while others may appear and disappear at will. I have worked with the old theme for a long time and it was not doing everything I wanted it to do. I…

  • What genre of story should I write?

    What genre of story should I write?

              I backed a kickstarter recently. The kickstarter offered several novels and some pop-up writing workshops. The books are science fiction stories. If you had asked me, I would not have said that I was into science fiction reading. I have thoroughly enjoyed the books. My husband has enjoyed some science…

  • Book Review: Dark Horses by Susan Mihalic

    Book Review: Dark Horses by Susan Mihalic

    Dark Horses by Susan Mihalic Thanks to Netgalley for proof copy The book cover has been changed since publication. This book is a rollercoaster of dark emotions, young romance, abuse and fierce ambition which makes for a gripping read. Horse Book I was drawn to this book because I loved horse books as a child…

  • Topically Challenged Volume 1 Out Now

    Topically Challenged Volume 1 Out Now

    I am published in an anthology! In a previous blog post, I mentioned that I enjoyed doing writing challenges. At the beginning of the year, I took part in two such challenges on Chris Fielden’s website and have now been published as part of a flash fiction anthology. I chose to take part for a…

  • Blast through Writers’ Block by using Writing Prompts

    Blast through Writers’ Block by using Writing Prompts

    New Year, new goals.   Has the shine tarnished on your New Year resolutions already? Or have you decided that it is best to leave resolutions alone this year? After all, look at how last year turned out… If you have decided that THIS is the year that you are going to start writing again,…

  • Business Owner – How to Improve your Website

    Business Owner – How to Improve your Website

    Have you been thinking that it’s time to improve your website? It’s been years since you did anything with your business website. The About information is out of date and the last blog post is dated 2018. Perhaps you have some products that you should add, but you never seem to have any time. The…

  • Do you enjoy writing book reviews? Try NetGalley

    Do you enjoy writing book reviews? Try NetGalley

    I have always enjoyed reading books. I am a member of a local book club and we meet up monthly to review and discuss books we have read. Reading a variety of books and authors is a really good way to improve your own writing. An author whose blog I follow, mentioned NetGalley, so I…

  • Stronger Fiction: Should you write every day?

    Stronger Fiction: Should you write every day?

    One of those pieces of advice given out to every writer is: Write every day It is given out so often that we are in danger of feeling that we are not writers if we don’t write every day. What if you find it hard to find time to write every day, however? What if…

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