To get you ready for National Novel Writing Month, here are my favorite books on writing and creativity.
Today I'm working on the last bit of cleanup for Come Here, Cupcake before I send it off to my editor. And while all formatting work will have to wait until it's done being edited, I couldn't help but start working on the chapter headers. You guys, these are so adorable, I just want to … Continue reading The cutest cupcake chapter headers ever!
Last week I wrote a tongue-in-cheek post about my writing ritual (which was actually more truth than fiction, unfortunately). This week, I want to share what I actually do when I write. But before I start, I have to introduce the newest member of our family. That photo above is of Jasper, a 3 month … Continue reading How I write a book
Through my years of writing, I have written a total of three novels. And yet, I've only just published my first novel this year. So what was the difference? What made this story easier to clean up and publish than the other two? I knew my characters. Before I even wrote the story, I took … Continue reading Make friends with your characters
Last week I told you what A Symphony of Cicadas was about. Today, I offer the very first inside look to the book that is due out in just a short time. Without further ado, here is the prelude of A Symphony of Cicadas! Prelude When a moment is so tremendous it knocks the familiar … Continue reading Tease #1, A Symphony of Cicadas