Posts Categorized: Reader’s Corner

You’ve probably heard the expression, “kill your darlings,” that common writer’s advice derived from the original “murder your darlings” in a 1913 writer’s guide by Arthur Quiller-Couch.* I recently re-read Stephen King’s On Writing, in which he referred to the concept this way: “kill your darlings, kill your darlings, even when it breaks your egocentric little  […]

UPDATE: Here are our awesome mad libs! It’s World Book Day! Time to hang up your book stockings and gather round the old book tree for songs and presents, which are of course ALL BOOKS… Okay, is it just me or does that sound like the best holiday ever? I am celebrating World Book Day  […]

A couple of weeks ago on my Facebook page, we played Mad Libs with some excerpts from The Marriage Pact trilogy. It was a ton of fun, and I got to give away Distracted Reader mugs to a few randomly-selected readers who joined in. By coincidence, they all have names that start with “D.” Congratulations  […]

AS ELEANOR ROOSEVELT ONCE SAID… “Write One Email Every Month that Scares You.” Okay, okay. She actually said, “do one thing every day that scares you.” But if Ellie were around today, I think she’d approve of the writing challenge I’ve set myself for 2018. (I also think she might smack me upside the head  […]

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit. – Will Durant I have mixed feelings about New Year’s resolutions. On the one hand, I’m the kind of girl who needs all the structure she can get. For those of us with disorganized brains, goals that are tied to  […]

I’m putting together my 2018 Reading List on Goodreads! This year I am working on expanding my horizons and getting around to some books that have been on my TBR (to be read) pile for a while, waiting for me to get to them. These selections are in-process, of course, and reflect my desire to  […]

So, I’m not sure how this happened, because it was seriously July about 20 seconds ago, BUT… Thanksgiving is less than a week away! Y’all. Seriously. How is it possible? If you’re looking for a special way to say, “I know you like funny, romantic Women’s Fiction, and can also spell your name” to someone  […]

If you’re one of the many readers who follows my Facebook page, you probably already know that I have a new novella coming out on Tuesday, October 10, called City of Yes. (It’s already available for pre-order in some formats – just $1.99 – follow the link to grab yours!) What is a Novella? Novellas  […]

Just a quick note to say thank you to everyone who joined me on Facebook last night to wrap up the Summer Beach Read giveaways! Thank you for all your sweet comments and for sharing part of your evening with me. If you missed out but would like to see the video (in which I  […]