Never Forget Where You Started

I suffered from a tiny cold this past week. The sickness killed my drive to do any work with my writing or my art. I only wanted to sit around and watch Criminal Minds. (I started all the way from season 1 episode 1. You don't want to know how far I got...it's amazing how …

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Do You Have a Plan? Are You Going in Blind?

An author can bring their story to life using any method they deem suitable for them. There are some authors able to start writing without a lot of planning ahead of time and it works out perfectly. I wrote this way when I brought my first series to life. (The Lyall Pack Series: Volume 1, …

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The Little Challenges of an Author

When you become an author, you allow your mind to gather details dancing through the world. Your creativity pushes together those facts and the possibility arises for a new story. But how often do you end up walking away from those possible stories with nothing more than a smile on your face? You might be …

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New Website For My Career??

What's going on with you on this cold yet beautiful morning? I'm in Pennsylvania and that means winter is starting to make its appearance. With this miserable coldness, I'm sitting at my computer in my warm slippers, drinking hot coffee, and wondering how long I should permit myself to sit in my pajamas...You know, the …

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I’m Going To Call This A “Working-Break”

I have done a lot of studying to build the details for the mystery novel brewing in my mind. I am learning a lot so I can bring an entertaining story to life. I need to know the best way to reveal details about the victim, what makes my killer break, and the life of …

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What I Can See Is My Enemy And Don’t Even Get Me Started On What I Can Hear

Once my husband leaves for work, I sit down at my computer to start typing up something new. I might be working on a blog post, writing out a chapter, creating a new character, scheming up an exciting scene, or simply staring at the screen waiting for something to pop into my head. I am …

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Using A Television Show To Get My Writing Right! Is That Wrong?

I have gone on and on with many posts about all the work I'm putting into getting my latest murder mystery out to the world. As the weeks have gone by with endless attempts to make my crime studies successful, I realized I was only failing to succeed. I haven't even started writing a single …

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