Interview With Author Sheila Deeth

Author Sheila Deeth does not limit herself to one genre or age group. She explores mystery, spirituality, children’s fiction, and even nonfiction books on faith. I had the privilege to interview her and get to know her better.  She had some very interesting things to say on writing and especially her works. See our discussion below.…

Finding Your Writing Spot

Where is your writing spot? That is a funny question, I know, but every author has one.  You go there to sit quietly to write your books, outlines, or even just to daydream about becoming a published author complete with a hardcover first edition. I use to have one. When I was a marketing associate,…

Author Resource: Getting into Character by Brandilyn Collins

Brandilyn Collins has written several novels in her Seatbelt Suspense style including, The Chelsea Adams Series, Double Blind, Dark Justice, Over the Edge among others.  In Getting Into Character: Seven Secrets A Novelist Can Learn From Actors, she shows us how method acting can help us build unforgettable protagonists, antagonists, and supporting characters. Using examples from…

Interview with writer Katie Zehnder

I had the privilege to interview one of the Red Millennial editors: Katie Zehnder. She is a talented writer who goes against the grain, she was home-schooled (like me), goes to Regent University, and, gasp, believes in limited government. That is right! Trigger warning, she’s a female Conservative. It was so much fun to interview her. Check…

Michelle Griep’s 6 Traits of a Writer Graph

Novelist Michelle Griep is a friend of this blog. She published this graph called 6 Traits Of A Writer. It is an interesting and informative. Look it over and then click on the graph to head over to her blog Writer Off The Leash for more great insight for writers and authors.  Don’t forget to…

Great Drama Read- Through A Glass Darkly by Gilbert Morris

Gilbert Morris is a premier Christian author who has brought us some amazing historical novels as well as fantasy/science fiction, but he also writes standalone faith based dramas like Through A Glass Darkly. Adam Smith woke up from a coma with no memory of who he or where he came from. All he knows is…

Interview with Beauty.Beyond.Bones creator

Few blogs are encouraging and inspiring like Beauty.Beyond.Bones. It tells real human stories about life, struggles, faith, weakness, strength, but also about hope. I had the priviledge to interview its creator, writer, and chief editor, who prefers to remain anonymous. I have respected that anonymity for this interview. Check it out below, her answers are…

Michelle Griep’s If-Then Chart For Writers

Michelle Griep is a great writer and novelist. She also has a blog that is a great resources for authors. She posted this chart of “If/Then” Chart. She gave permission for others to use it. I put a link to her blog Writer Off The Leash in the chart. You should check it out. 

Interview with novelist Michelle Griep

  March 2016 is Women’s Appreciation Month! Most of you know I am editing my own novel, so I was excited when one of my favorite novelists, Michelle Griep, author of Brentwood’s Ward and Gallimore, agreed to participate in an email questionnaire with me. You can check out her official website at michellegriep.com and her…

Interview with freelance writer Mary Ramirez

Those of you who have followed me for a while know that I do not trust the mainstream media, so I turn to news organizations like TheBlaze. That is why I am excited to interview Mary Ramirez, freelance writer, journalist, columnist, and contributor to The Chris Salcedo Show on TheBlaze radio. She also blogs on…

Great Fantasy Read- Firstborn by Lorie Ann Grover

Firstborn by Lorie Ann Grover tells the story of a young girl named Tiadone, who is the first born of her family. According to her nation’s law, she had to be boy or she would killed. Her father, wanting to save her, declared her a male to the authorities.  Forced to serve a foreign nation and foreign…

Interview with author Carrie Lloyd

  March is Women’s Appreciation Month on Lone Star Inspirations. One of the coolest things we are doing is interviewing women who are doing extraordinary things. This week’s interview features author, speaker, blogger, and pastor Carrie Lloyd, author of Prude: Misconceptions of a Neo-Virgin. You can check out her blog Her Glass Slipper and her…

Writers Doubt Is A Real Thing

I am a writer. I am not a fledging writer or a budding writer, I am a writer. It is true most of my works have been published on this blog, but I have written one novel and two novellas, though they have yet to be published. What few people know is that in between…

The End for Once Upon A Time?

I use to be a true believer in Once Upon A Time. I would tune in every week to see what was happening in Storybrook and what new villains are coming up, but sadly, like the creators previous project Lost, it has gone off the rails. It has ruined so many great heroes, giving them ridiculous…

Time To Edit This Draft

It has finally begun. I have completed both the first and second draft of my very first original full-length novel. It is so exciting! I’m hoping this will be the one that gets published first. I have written two novellas prior and those were fun to write, but this one, this one is special. I…

#DearLaura Response!

Check out the author blog All the Way YA it is a great blog for people interested in Young Adult fiction. There are so many great authors and editors on there. You will love it. They feature a column called #DearLaura where author and educator Laura Lascarso answers questions from various writers interested in taking…

#NaNoWriMo- About 5,000 Words Short

2015 was the first year I participated in National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo. The plan was to write a 50,000 word story in 30 days to be the framework for a first draft. I am disappointed to announce that I ended with just 45,000 words. I have no excuse except that I was really…