Sandra Byrd: Author Q&A


The first book I read by Sandra Byrd was Mist of Midnight, the first novel in her (incredible!) Daughters of Hampshire series. I was hooked. Now, she has a new series in the works. The first novel, Lady of a Thousand Treasures, will be released on October 9. Sandra was kind enough to answer a […]

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Read Like a Writer


I’m a reader. When I read, I read for entertainment. I love the escape. But I’m also a writer. Writers need to study the craft. One way to do that is to read like a writer. To that end, I did some research into exactly how one reads like a writer. I discovered this handy little […]

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I Am a Writer: Mission Statement


I AM A WRITER My mission is to create fiction that will entertain readers while sharing the Gospel in some form. I have always admired writers, and have dabbled in creative writing since about age nine. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve written longer stories that have caused the urge to write and publish a novel […]

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Alyssa Palombo: Author Q&A + Giveaway


Historical novelist Alyssa Palombo, whose second novel The Most Beautiful Woman in Florence is out now, graciously agreed to answer a few questions on writing. You can read her answers here, and be sure to check out the giveaway at the end of the post. 1) What drew you to write about Simonetta Cattaneo? There […]

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Creation of Character


I’m ready to get to know my characters! If you’ve been around my blog long enough then you probably know that I think great characters can save a weak book. If I can latch on to a character, I’m more likely to follow through to the end. That’s why getting the characters right in my […]

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Finding the Groove


Finding my writing groove has been hard. I’m what’s known as a pantser. I write by the seat of my pants. No outline. That’s how I’ve always done it, and enjoy doing it. The thing is that I was writing for me and a few friends; little stories, usually around 20,000 words, sometimes much shorter. […]

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Inspiring Words for a Writer


While procrastinating a few days ago I found this wonderful thing called “A Wordplayer’s Manifesto.” I love it! It has many inspirational phrases for writers. I wanted to post it on my desktop, so I decided to add some decorative touches to it. I can’t keep it to myself. So, with permission from the creator […]

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