Tag: Reblog

Writing Outside The Box

Originally posted on Live to Write – Write to Live:
“Think outside the box” has always been one of the phrases I love to hate. In my agency days, it was something that echoed up and down the corridors, usually tripping lightly off the tongue of some overpaid creative director-type who couldn’t come up with…

Books, birthdays and butterflies

Originally posted on Leaf of the Tree:
Enter by Feb. 6 to win. As my novel, The Munich Girl, reaches more readers, I’m continually moved and surprised by the level of response that the book is bringing. It’s a privilege to receive readers’ impressions about themes that weave through the story. Gayle Hoover notes,  “It’s…

Weekend Edition: Writing The Hard Stuff

Yesterday, I was reading the blogs that I follow, and I came to Jamie’s “Live to Write-Write to Live” blog titled Writing the Hard Stuff, and I found myself gulping Jamie’s every word. It was a slap upside my head while simultaneously stirring up so much emotion I had buried deep in my heart. I…

Writing Groups: Yea or Nay?

Allison asks an excellent question in her blog post; okay, there are two questions, not one. Do you belong to a writers group? Do you like it? I know there are many opinions out there – some are pro writing groups and others are anti-writing groups. Let’s give Allison some honest feedback, both the good…

At the shores of discovery

Struggling with your writing process? Feel like you’ve hit the wall? Read Phyllis Edgerly Ring’s blog post below. Phyllis has the gift of explaining those moments that we feel we are sinking in quicksand, but her gift extends to showing us the way out.

You’re Not Alone – An Indie Author Anthology for Macmillan Cancer Support

Originally posted on The Quill Pen Writes:
After much international formatting and file assembly spread over two different time zones and several thousand miles, we have managed to get You’re Not Alone available for pre-order on both Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk the links for the respective sites are below. Amazon.co.uk  http://www.amazon.co.uk/Youre-Not-Alone-Author-Anthology-ebook/dp/B00Y5RCOOE/ref=sr_1_10?ie=UTF8&qid=1432472635&sr=8-10&keywords=You%27re+Not+Alone Amazon.com http://www.amazon.com/Youre-Not-Alone-Author-Anthology-ebook/dp/B00Y5RCOOE/ref=sr_1_14?ie=UTF8&qid=1432471513&sr=8-14&keywords=You%27re+Not+Alone Please help us…

My anger is real and just.

Originally posted on Magic of Stardust and Words:
Federico Bebber Warning. I’m super grumpy. I almost dread what’ll come out of my mouth. Skimming through my newsfeed, I detest the catchy psycho-babble nonsense that’ll cure your [insert any label] in 10 quick easy tips!” All I hear is blah, blah, blah.  Flip [scroll] the page and…

Couple Thousand Miles, Two Time Zones, One Goal

Originally posted on The Quill Pen Writes:
At 0200hrs UK time and indeed, for most of the day today on and off, myself and the very talented author Nico Laeser, the digital designer who created this cover image alongside the simply awesome Christine Southworth, batted backwards and forwards ideas relating to the font and text…