Today, Cathryn Grant will be talking to us about how going Indie with her debut novel, The Demise of the Soccer Moms, has “changed her life.” Last week, Andre K. Baby spoke about his debut thriller, and next week Teresa Frohock will speak about her upcoming debut novel. Cathryn Grant’s short fiction has appeared in […]Read More Cathryn Grant talks about going Indie
My son’s elementary school is holding a bookmark designing contest. One child in each cycle will win a 10$ gift certificate from our local Babar Books. There are two rules: 1. the design can only be in black and white. 2. That the design be somehow related to books, libraries, reading, etc. My 7-year-old was […]Read More what books mean to me.
I have spent the last month re-writing my opening. Openings are the most difficult part of the novel or short story for me to write. When an inspirations hits me, and an idea begins to form and clarify in my head, it’s as though I’m watching something under water. Before clarity, the words come, and […]Read More Back to the beginning
“…books are a uniquely portable magic.” This quote from On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft, by Stephen King, sums up the whole book for me. I finally read it, and thanks to all you out there who insisted I do!! I loved the book, and now it is my turn to insist that any writer […]Read More The King!
I’m moving things around in my wip. Adding, deleting, you know how it goes… Is there any software that makes this an easier process? Not only to do, but to see the results. Or, do you have a method that works? At the moment I’m copying and pasting, but it gets messy and then I’m […]Read More Question:
I’ve been in a baby haze. The world covered in mist of drooling, teething, baby, with drippy nose, and congested chest. I’ve been in a world where my little writing self went to retreat in defeat, awaiting her moment to surface and smile on the earth again. Well, that moment came last Friday. So much […]Read More When the Fog lifts
I had everything mapped out. Laid out. I was done adding scenes, shifting scenes. All was well, and I was going to focus on making everything pretty. But then, (of course there is a but then), a new scene entered. Not a big one, nothing life altering, not even very time-consuming. But it changed things. […]Read More why won’t it sit still?