Monthly Archives: February 2017

My Happy Planner

In November, I began thinking of how I wanted to keep track of my writing and plan my books. I wanted a functional planner that I could customize to fit my writing needs as well a personal goals. Last year … Continue reading

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Structure Therapy

Now that we understand Plot, let’s finish up the month understanding Structure so that we can apply to those Works In Progress you’ve been plugging away on. Structure is the Beginning, Middle, and End we talked about earlier. It’s also … Continue reading

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Who Am I?

I am so excited to be on this journey of writing and living my life for the Lord. I finally have my new website up and running, and am so proud of the result. Having a new site makes me … Continue reading

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Plot Therapy

What is plot in a story? These are the main events of a story. Think of it in terms of cause and effect. Something happens (cause) the result of that (effect). The bear ate an apple. Is this plot? Simple … Continue reading

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Book Review Friday! A Twist of Faith by Pepper Basham

  A Twist of Faith is a Contemporary Christian Romance novel set in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Pepper Basham intricately weaves together a story of redemption and love with humor and good dose of southern life.   Dr. Adelina “Dee” … Continue reading

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My Word for This Year

So I’ve read a lot of people on Facebook that are defining their word for the year. This is the word that defines your major goal for the year of 2017. I finally have mine. I was driving home tonight … Continue reading

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The Importance of Plot and Structure

Whether you’re watching a movie or reading one of the New York Time’s Bestsellers, you will not stay entertained if they lack plot and structure of some sort. I know there are tons of you out there saying, “My novel … Continue reading

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Book Review Friday! A (Sorta) Southern Serenade by Krista Phillips

  A (Sorta) Southern Serenade by Krista Phillips is a Contemporary Romance/Comedy Novella.   Kendra just moved to Nashville Tennessee, after the theater she was singing and acting at closed down. Still trying to find her way as a new … Continue reading

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My Year In Review!

I know it’s a little late, but I wanted to get my website up and running.  Life is a funny thing when you think about it. It’s full of small decisions and big choices all wrapped up in your thoughts … Continue reading

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