Tag Archives: novels

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

Posted in Novel writing, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

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!

Posted in Novel writing, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Non fiction books, Novel writing, Poetry, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Non fiction books, Novel writing, Poetry, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Readers love STILLNESS IN THE GARDEN

Just finished your book, LOVED IT! Great read, keep writing, you are REALLY good at it! — Cindy M. I love a good mystery and yours kept me reading and held my interest until the end. — Harriet S. enjoying … Continue reading

Posted in Novel writing, Uncategorized, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Love it! : ) An unsolicited reader review of Stillness in the Garden

Dear Diann, I throughly enjoyed your “Stillness in the Garden” 😉 Very detailed with an engaging story line: twists and turns of teenage life behind private gates, a woman’s questioning her longing for a past relationship, all woven through two … Continue reading

Posted in Novel writing, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Dog show victory

In addition to writing at work and for fun, I sometimes write about my dogs. I have a rare breed, curly-coated retrievers, that often make an appearance in my novels. The latest issue of Showsight magazine, just published, has a … Continue reading

Posted in Art & Photography, Non fiction books, Novel writing, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment