Category Archives: Novel writing

Social Media Monitoring Tools

  I’ve been researching social media monitoring tools lately in an effort to simplify my life – I have far too many  social accounts to efficiently monitor and track and I would hate to miss anything important. As it is, … Continue reading

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Lunar New Year!

I’m a little late, but I wish you all a very happy, healthy and prosperous Year of the Snake! May your creative endeavors be fruitful.

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My writing process part 2 | On overcoming writer’s block

As anyone who has participated in National Novel Writing Month knows, starting a novel is great. It’s easy. You have ideas. There are no roadblocks or issues with your characters, your plotting or your continuity. But a few pages in … Continue reading

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Reader comments on Stillness in the Garden

This one’s special… My brother, a man of few words, sent me this message: “I just finished reading your book, good story.” Thanks, Jim!

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My writing process. Post 1

I titled this “Post 1” because I imagine I will not remember everything and/or I will have too much to say and cut this post off at some point. For me, the first step in creating a new novel (poem … Continue reading

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100 Words of Encouragement for Writers

If you’re struggling with your writing, I have good news. That means you ARE writing, which is the first and hardest step. Here are two tips: The first is to simply skip the hard part. Move on to the next … Continue reading

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Five Star Rating on Amazon!! (And a diatribe on encouraging creativity)

“my first time reading this author. great book. highly recommend it. wonderful descriptions, suspense. great as a gift, too. enjoy!” Thank you, Judy, thank you! Honestly, there are few things that can make me as happy as hearing that someone … Continue reading

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