One of the questions a writer hears most often is, “Where do you get your ideas?” The easy answer is: Where don’t I get my ideas? The news, an overheard conversation, an article in a magazine, a dream, a friend…or … Continue reading Why Are You the Way You Are?
Trigger warning: This post contains disturbing content about query letter writing suitable for mature audiences only. Thick skin is recommended before reading. Query letters. Ugh. I think the second part of that response is automatic for most writers. The very … Continue reading Query Me This
The final installment of the Mastered by Degrees trilogy will soon be available. Fulfillment is the culmination of Bree’s story, her exploration of a world unknown to her but one that has revealed secret desires and not so secret truths. … Continue reading New Release!
When I started writing many years ago, I didn’t show my work to anyone. I barely told anyone I was writing much less that I wanted to be published. I’d had enough experience with the laughs and finger-pointing to know … Continue reading Query Trenches
I recently moved to a new state. Sold my house. Packed everything in a truck. Hooked up my car. Drove for three days. Adventure. There’s something about starting over. You’d think, after all my moves, that it would get old … Continue reading New view
I’d like to welcome Ireland Lorelei to A Writer’s House this week. Ireland is from my old stomping grounds of North Carolina, but she currently lives in Florida and is an erotic romance author. Her current series, Second Chance, has … Continue reading Spotlight: Ireland Lorelei
I jumped into TikTok last month, determined to master the newest craze that’s supposed to be the answer to marketing books. All I can say is….sheesh. It’s just another platform filled with conflict and drama when it doesn’t have to … Continue reading Authors, Readers, and TikTok…oh my
I think the only piece of writing advice I’ve consistently gotten over the years has been to “write what you want to read.” That’s great advice…if you want no one but your best friend and a couple of critique partners … Continue reading Pandering
I’m excited to announce the release of a new short story in a charity anthology benefitting The Trevor Project. The anthology features 11 authors, 9 of them winners of a Golden Pigtail Award! Each story puts its own twist on … Continue reading New Release
When I first came out of hiding about my writing, I was amazed to find the most supportive group of people in a local writer’s group. They were willing to share. Everything. Their knowledge. Their feedback. Their advice. Their advance … Continue reading Can you believe they….?