Reinvention— Ever just need a change?

Last year at about this time, I needed a change. The proposal I’d submitted to Kensington had been rejected, and the only book I’d written was a novella which took me way longer than it should have. I love westerns, but I needed to write something different. So, I dusted off an old idea I…

Plotting….A Pantser’s Guide to Writing #MFRWauthor

As a reader, if a story doesn’t have well executed character goals, motivations, and both inner and external conflicts, then most likely you aren’t ever going to finish that story. All writers use the GMC formula in some way to craft a story. Finding these GMCs is a important part of plotting. Some writers use…

Sorry Editor–I’m Having Another Dyslexia Moment #MFRWauthor

I’m taking a little different approach on this week’s MFRW Blog Challenge prompt and talk about how my learning disability causes my most drastic editing mistakes. Mistakes. We all make them and we all hate when people correct those slips. But as writers, we have to quickly get past this feeling. The process starts long…

Creating a Media Kit, Press Release or Press Kit

Blog hosts, have you ever been frustrated with the way authors send their materials to you for a blog stop? Authors, have you ever wondered what to include for a promo blog stop? Whatever you call it, a media kit (also known as press release and press kit), can be extremely helpful to bloggers receiving…

Burnout… And a New Year

Happy 2014!  Hope you all have a health, happy and amazing year…. For the last couple of years, I started the New Year off with a review of the goals I’d set for the previous year and a list of my new goals for the upcoming year. Well, all I’ll say about last year’s goals…

2013 Goals…Finally

Back in the beginning of January I did an article on a guest blog about how I faired in keeping or meeting my 2012 goals. But I hadn’t made any for 2013 yet. Well, after a month of careful planning—er…procrastination—I finally came up with some. My goals for this year are very similar to those…

Breaking the Rules

Cross-posted from Cera duBois. I have a good friend, another writer, who always seems to doubt herself because she’d read or heard a rule somewhere that a writer can’t do this or should do that. I’m not much of a rule follower. I love to bend and break the rules. I don’t like being told…

Meet Cera duBois–My Paranomal Pen Name

Cross-posted on Cera duBois The other day, my editor sent me the galley for my paranormal romantic suspense, A Hunter’s Angel, which will be released sometime this year by The Wild Rose Press under my pen name—Cera duBois.  In my excitement at seeing my first soon-to-be published book for the first time in any professional…