Last night I just felt so supported! No, I’m not talking about my–ahem–clothing. I’m talking about my overwhelming pleasure at the support I receive from readers. When I got to Ingersoll Public Library for my author talk last night, I wasn’t sure how many to expect. This is not my community even though long ago […]
Have you ever felt absolutely dwarfed by the size of the tasks before you? Kind of like I felt on a trip down the Pacific Coast through Washington, Oregon and further? Those trees put me in my place, for sure. They owned the space. When I looked at the pictures afterwards I really saw the comparison. I look like an absolute bug! Much as I loved seeing and touching those giants, I still had a sense of my own value.
Eight years ago (almost) when I first started my novelist’s journey, I knew I’d be using my love of words, my English teacher knowledge of grammar and spelling, my research abilities, and even my computer knowledge. Piece of cake, I told myself. I didn’t know what I didn’t know. Heard that before? The expression refers […]
Do you have trouble checking out all the links, email post announcements and Twitter suggestions which you get in a day or a week? I certainly do. And just now, I’m having more trouble than usual what with all the posts I’m creating for my book launch, the reading of proofs for The Loyalist’s Wife, […]
Books on writing abound for the novice, mid-ground, and even the seasoned writer. Everywhere I turn, every workshop I attend, weekend course I take, or email from places like Writer’s Digest, my attention turns to another book which will help with my writing. I’m a book person, so wanting to learn more from others’ books is just natural. And I am happy that wonderful, knowledgeable people have gone before and written about the experience to help me in my journey.
In another in her series of very helpful posts, Judy Cullins talked about driving traffic to a writer’s site by offering giveaways. I’ve thought a lot about this and have decided I’m two things: a true bashful Canadian and a reluctant marketer.
“Twitter? It’s a waste of time. You’re crazy to even be on it, let alone find anything useful!” So spoke my friend, who shall remain nameless for protection reasons.