Book Review, WordSmith Musings, writing

Whatcha Reading? The Fellowship of the Ring: LOTR

I love a good adventure as much as the next gal but The Lord of the Rings series has to be one of the most well-known ones of all-time. Somehow, despite having watched the movies a dozen times, I've never actually read the books. My husband and some close friends have and finally I decided… Continue reading Whatcha Reading? The Fellowship of the Ring: LOTR

WordSmith Musings, writing

Looking for an affordable and experienced editor for your novel?

Writing is a long and difficult process. So when you make it to the end and finally have a finished draft of your novel, there will be a huge sense of relief...and confusion. What does the next step look like? Now that you've got this done, how do you keep going? Most likely, you want… Continue reading Looking for an affordable and experienced editor for your novel?

WordSmith Musings, writing

10 Classic Novels to Read in 2020

1.Pride and Prejudice For anyone who has ever felt awkward in love, there is character you will relate to. This witty, charming, and flirty book will have you laughing from the first chapter! This is maybe my favorite classic of all time!  To Kill a Mockingbird Harper Lee weaves a harrowing tale of racial discrimination… Continue reading 10 Classic Novels to Read in 2020

Tips and Tricks, writing

Quick Tip #7

Worried your characters might sound too much alike? Each character should have a way of speaking, phrases or words they use specific to them. They need to be distinctive because in a novel, their words are one of the main things readers have to understand their personality. You don’t want five of the same characters… Continue reading Quick Tip #7

Tips and Tricks, writing

Quick Tip #6

If you’re suffering from writer’s block, try this tactic. Take a break for a few days (3-5) from your specific story. Each day write for 10-30 minutes about anything but be descriptive. No distractions, no phones, nothing but you and your keyboard or journal. Write about the way the light is coming through the window,… Continue reading Quick Tip #6

Tips and Tricks, writing

Ten Tools To Help You Write the Next Bestseller

Every writer wants to write the next bestseller but many lack the tools beyond natural talent. Here are the top ten items I'd recommend to help you create a work of art.   A lamp to help your eyes You most likely spend a large amount of time staring at a computer screen. Take care… Continue reading Ten Tools To Help You Write the Next Bestseller