• Uncategorized

    Writing for Submission-Tailoring Your Story

    If the step to publish your first book feels to big, start small with e-magazine submissions. Many of us dream of writing a great novel, but when it comes to submitting our work to a publisher, the process can feel daunting. The idea of writing an entire book and then waiting weeks if not months to hear back about our submission can often lead to discouragement. But there are other ways to get our feet wet. As the days get shorter and the nights colder, it’s tempting to curl up on the couch with a good book and a cup of tea. That’s what I tend to do every winter.…

  • Genre

    Details Make the Story-Genre Specific Research

    The story’s magic is in the details, and details come from good research. It may seem like common sense that a writer should and must do research for any story containing experiences or places the author has not experienced. However, it can be a step that is sometimes skipped in favor of just getting the story written. No matter what genre you are writing, this is a mistake. When I first started writing, I was straight up romance all the time. In that vein, my shelves were lined with romance novels not only because I loved to read them, but also as research for what I was writing. The novels…