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Don’t Bore Your Reader

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A writer I’ve known for years asked me about an interesting topic. Why do readers abandon a book they’ve started? This is a great question and topic for discussion because I’m sure most, if not all writers have asked this very question. You pick up a book you’ve been drawn to. Maybe it’s the cover […]

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June Newsletter

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June is one of my favorite months of the year. The month of June was most likely named for the Roman goddess Juno, patroness of marriage and the well-being of women. … June 20th is the summer solstice, which heralds the start of summer in the Northern Hemisphere. It’s the day with the most hours of daylight. […]

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April Newsletter

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There’s nothing I can say about the corona virus pandemic that hasn’t already been said. When I was in the Navy, we had an expression: the Sailor is a person who runs into harm’s way so others don’t have to. The same can be said for health care workers who run toward danger and not […]

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February Newsletter

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So, to play catch up, I hope everyone had a great February. Here in Florida, we were experiencing a global warming cold spell. There’s an oxymoron for you. At any rate, I’m ready for Spring. February has two quasi holidays: Groundhog Day and Valentine’s Day, and one federal holiday, Presidents’ Day. For being the shortest […]

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Couch Detective: Book 1

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Are you a crime show junkie? A law and order fanatic? A real-life who done did it grand master who uncovers the clues and solves the case before any of your family or friends?Then take the challenge and solve each case before the end of every chapter. Become one of the elite and earn the […]

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PLOT HOLES

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Writers write. It’s what we do. We’re driven to write. Getting through the first draft is a great, but it’s only scratching the surface of your story. The second, third, and fifteenth draft—if your insanity takes you that far. I’m not here to judge. Some people are driven into insanity when it comes to writing. I […]

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February Newsletter

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February has always been the month for love. Whether you’re in a relationship with someone else or you crave the relationship between two characters in the current book you’re reading. Or maybe you’ve been too busy trying to stay warm to notice we’re in the month of February. Many parts of the country have endured […]