FOR THE WRITER ~ Self-Editing

FOR THE WRITER ~ Self-Editing

So you’ve written a novel and polished it until it shines. Now you’re ready to submit to an agent or editor–at least you think you are. Then you take another glance and find you’ve overused a word or your sentence structure is too similar in places. No matter...
FOR THE HISTORY BUFF ~ Covered Wagons

FOR THE HISTORY BUFF ~ Covered Wagons

Nowadays, we don’t think twice about hopping in a vehicle and heading out to commute to work or on a day trip to visit relatives or even a 1,000-mile vacation to the Grand Tetons. But a hundred and fifty years ago, it was a different story. Before planes, cars,...
FOR THE WRITER ~ Finding Time to Write in a Pandemic

FOR THE WRITER ~ Finding Time to Write in a Pandemic

The pandemic has changed a lot in our lives! Some may find the extra time at home conducive to their writing, while others are struggling to find a quiet corner in their household to unleash their creative energies! To be serious about writing, one has to be...
FOR THE HISTORY BUFF ~ Civil War Battle

FOR THE HISTORY BUFF ~ Civil War Battle

This week on FOR THE HISTORY BUFF, I thought it would be fun to share a bit about the research I’m doing for my current work in progress (WIP), a Civil War manuscript, which I’ve tentatively entitled, Beyond These War-Torn Lands. These past few months,...
FOR THE SOUL ~ Words of Encouragement

FOR THE SOUL ~ Words of Encouragement

On my drive home from town to stock up on our depleted supply of food and household products, I couldn’t help but notice how striking the green of the fresh, spring grass was and how vivid the colors of the flowers in the yards and meadows. Amid all the talk of...
FOR THE READER ~ Valley of Shadows

FOR THE READER ~ Valley of Shadows

Today I’m pleased to have author Candace West join us sharing about redeeming a villain in her new release, Valley of Shadows. And there’s an excerpt from the novel and a GIVEAWAY! Stay around until the end to enter! Can a villain be redeemed? Can he...