10 Writing Craft Books And Blog Posts

There are so many great writing craft books and blog posts out there I just had to do my first monthly mash-up focusing on those. The following are some of my favorite books, in no particular order: Writing craft books: If You Want to Write by Brenda Ueland -- Brenda shows us that no writing … Continue reading 10 Writing Craft Books And Blog Posts

Paid and Free Editing Software For Manuscripts

I'm stuck in the writer's cave right now with yet another round of edits. It's tedious and often boring, but, considering I'm not sure I'll have enough money later to hire a professional editor, it's worth it. That's why I'm doing this round with free editing software. Using software to help you edit your manuscript … Continue reading Paid and Free Editing Software For Manuscripts

3 Ways to Get Free (Or Almost Free) Training

I've blogged about using a training budget before, but sometimes you may find your budget is hovering around $0. What do you do then? Spend time trolling through other author's blogs, especially those who offer eBooks (and other types of media) covering topics you're interested in, and prowling over social media networks. There are three … Continue reading 3 Ways to Get Free (Or Almost Free) Training

A Fool And Her Money

The saying goes, "A fool and his money are soon parted." I've lived that saying for a long time, unfortunately, so when I saw The Money Book by Denise Kiernan and Joseph D'Agnese I wondered what sage (unusable) advice I would find between the covers. I wondered if it was going to be another Rich Dad, … Continue reading A Fool And Her Money

Novel By Critique Group

Welcome to Toolbox Saturday where you'll find tools for various things from writing to whatever. I've picked up a lot of great writing tips from Roz Morris' blog and absolutely love her book Nail Your Novel. The following is one of the many useful posts she's written. I rewrote my novel through a critique group … Continue reading Novel By Critique Group

Following Your Passion

Welcome to Toolbox Saturday where you'll find tools for various things from writing to whatever. I just finished another scene of Apprentice Cat. Wahoo!! Each day I get just a little closer to finishing the entire book. That makes me feel great. There are days when I wondered if I was doing what I'm supposed … Continue reading Following Your Passion

When the Ideas Come

Welcome to Toolbox Saturday where you'll find tools for various things from writing to whatever. There are times in every writer's life when ideas will come flooding in -- but not for the story you're working on.  You don't want to forget those little gems because they would be great in another story, yet they're … Continue reading When the Ideas Come