Making your scenes rock – seven tips by Mary Carroll Moore

Making Your Scenes Rock–Seven Tips for Stronger ScenesOne of my favorite writing-craft guides, often recommended to writers who want to hone their scenes in fiction and memoir, is The Scene Book by Sandra Scofield.Not all writers know how to write scenes, truthfully. Neither did I, for many years. My scenes began as “islands,” or unorganized…… Continue reading Making your scenes rock – seven tips by Mary Carroll Moore

Am I Crazy or What?

I am ruthlessly editing? In truth, I am reducing the word count in books one and two to lower their retail prices, and in doing so have created a book in between the two. When pasting each chapter through GRAMMARLY I discovered with shock and horror, the comma catastrophes and hanging what do they call…… Continue reading Am I Crazy or What?

Yahoo! Almost there…

Self publishing a book is like training for a marathon. The brain goes into overload as the steps ahead are accessed and implemented. The book is written, and editing completed. The dramatic, colourful cover is awaiting the publishing stage. Now it’s up to me to begin the marathon task of submitting them using the format…… Continue reading Yahoo! Almost there…

The riveting plot and well drawn characters bring The Fortune Seekers to life in the revised novel, to be re released in November

Author Glennis Browne’s riveting plot and well-drawn characters delve into issues facing the population of Great Britain in the mid-1800s. Browne explores, through the lives of Dan and Charlotte, whether a peaceful life is about acceptance of what life hands us as well as spiritual survival. Asking- o Is it true people live their lives…… Continue reading The riveting plot and well drawn characters bring The Fortune Seekers to life in the revised novel, to be re released in November

Strictly Accurate Memoir?  True-Life Novel?  How Close to the Line Do You Ride?

Hi author friends, Mary Carroll Moore has been a mentor of mine ever since I discovered her blog three years ago. Today, her topic is pertinent to my writing, being historical fiction based on facts. Perhaps you will find her points helpful, also. (BTW, last night I re submitted my rewrite of my previously published…… Continue reading Strictly Accurate Memoir?  True-Life Novel?  How Close to the Line Do You Ride?

World building questions: Writing the natural environment

Hi writers, NowNovel has presented us with a thought provoking lesson today. For me, I find myself reconsidering what I write naturally, which includes the environment, but now I’m more aware of other aspects that are deeper. Enjoy, Glennis World building questions: Writing the natural environment There are many world building steps in creating the…… Continue reading World building questions: Writing the natural environment

5 Things To Do When Someone Criticises You

Hi writer friend,I’m certain you have experience criticism on a regular basis. There are positive lessons to learn from this. It is in many ways a positive experience. Here’s way…GlennisReblogged in full from Josh Spencer, (For Those Interested)Nobody likes to be criticized. But the ability to handle criticism is a prerequisite to success. Because the…… Continue reading 5 Things To Do When Someone Criticises You