Tag: writing

Real Family History Brimming Over into My Fictional Stories by Abby Collette

In most books I write, my protagonists are well-educated women, and more often than not, surrounded by family and who have a close, non-antagonistic relationship with the mother figures in their lives....

The Authors Teaching Masterclass

MasterClass online classes offer anyone with an active mind who wants to learn more about a skill the opportunity to learn from masters. Currently, there are several bestselling and beloved authors teaching different...

BOOKLIGHTS PODCAST: Be Bold Because You’re Enough–author Scarlett Cole talks writing & health

LISTEN HERE!!! Be bold, and do something amazing, Scarlett Cole insists on her website write up. And she has. She's been a car maker, a consultant, and even a senior executive at a large retailer...

School of Hard Knocks Writing – Kelly Brakenhoff

Special Feature School of Hard Knocks Writing with author Kelly Brakenhoff Have you ever hiked up a mountain? I live within a day’s drive of the Colorado Rockies where we enjoy hiking on vacations. Have...

Sheila’s Book Review: Focused Backstory: The Key to Writing Deep Character Journeys by Carol Alwood

Focused Backstory? The Key to Writing Deep Character Journeys by Carol Alwood 5 out of 5 stars I’ve read a lot of books on writing, craft, development and this is certainly a keeper for...

Hilary Redmon on Her Colorful Path to Publishing, and Editing EDUCATED

Individuals can take many different paths to careers in book publishing. The route taken by Hilary Redmon, Vice President & Executive Editor, Random House, was particularly circuitous.. Among Redmon’s career highlights: she edited Tara...

Getting Kids into Learning: Better Ways to Foster Educational Independence

Making sure your child gets a good education is one of the most important aspects of being a parent. Our kids are our future, and their education will dictate what kind of...

ThrillerFest – Return on Investment

There are many book/author conferences each year that are fun to attend, but if you're like me, you can really only afford to attend so many.  Due to budget or time, I...
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May is Mental Health Awareness Month Books to help and answer questions..... May is Mental Health Awareness Month, observed at this time each year since 1949,...

Books Like Us First Novel Contest from Gallery Books and Simon & Schuster

Gallery Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, is pleased to announce the launch of the BOOKS LIKE US First Novel Contest to facilitate...

BOOK REVIEW: The Best Man (Jasper Falls, #2) by Lydia Michaels

The Best Man (Jasper Falls, #2) by  Lydia Michaels Lydia Michaels writes a story with a powerful impact for its length. I really enjoyed this...