All posts in category Writing & Promotion Tips

Dear Reader

by Suzanne D. Williams Dear Reader, I am writing this to clarify a few things regarding books and writing, specifically how we see it from an author’s point of view. You see, I was one of you once, full of opinions about what I read and sure that the writer needed to hear […]

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Courage in Writing

by Suzanne D. Williams When I decided to write fiction, I didn’t have any idea what I was getting into and, along the way, have learned a few important things about the writing process. The greatest came when I arrived at a scene in my first novel, MISSING. It was a sweet wedding […]

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Writing the Story of Your Life

by Ruth O’Neil “I want to write my life story, but I don’t know where to start.” I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard this statement. Many people have a story to tell. It doesn’t matter that that story will never be on the New York Times best seller list. Maybe […]

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Author Interview: Nancy Jill Thames

Today we hve an interview with Nancy Jill Thames. Thank you Nancy for being here today and for agreeing to do this interview. Q. Tell us a little about your “real” (Non-writing) life — family, job, church life. Does it give you inspiration for your writing? Does it get in the way of […]

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I Am A Writer

by Suzanne D. Williams I looked up from my computer and realized it was past noon, yet in the last few hours, I’d written less than 500 words. My characters weren’t much further along than they had been, and the solution to that particular scene still eluded me. As I banged my head, […]

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Write, They Said

by Suzanne D. Williams Write, they said. Write your first draft, just jot down the words and don’t look back. Right words. Wrong words. Bad phrases. Poor grammar. Telling, instead of showing. Head hopping. Everything goes as long as the words land on the page. Write, they said. Don’t reread. Don’t correct yourself.  […]

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Overcoming The Low Moments

by Suzanne D. Williams There are days when I have to force myself to smile. Any author knows what I mean – that plastic, I-don’t-want-to-hear-this expression that hides what you’re actually thinking. Because nothing should show how I really feel about negative reviews, low sales, or any of the other innumerable downers that […]

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Accepting Rejection (or Constructive Criticism)

by Ruth O’Neil I recently had a request to review a book. This book was already published in ebook form. Now I was not being paid to write this review and I was receiving no other compensation, which was fine. This was a new, young writer and I wanted to encourage him. Keep […]

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Lisa’s Hearty Chili Recipe & a Few Writing Tips

by Lisa Prysock From My Kitchen to Yours                                         One of my favorite meals to make during this time of year is chili!  My whole family enjoys it!  It is easy to prepare, tastes even better the second day, and it’s economical.  At our house, we like to serve it with plenty of saltines, […]

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Writing While Waiting

by Ruth O’Neil Have you ever experienced a time in your life when it was almost impossible to write? If I were to be completely honest, I’m there right now. Circumstances in my life are threatening to overtake me and run me down. Writing has been difficult for the last six months. It isn’t […]

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