Tag Archives: Once Upon a Night

What do readers say?

If you wondered if I’d abandoned my website–I haven’t. I have a valid excuse for my absence. I had a complicated eye surgery, couldn’t read or use the computer for several weeks. That sucked, more than my bloodshot eye. In the … Continue reading

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On blurbs and other ephemeral things

“How is it I can push through writing a +90,000-word book,” my friend wrote in her recent blog post, “but struggle with a 150-word back-of-the-book blurb?” She isn’t alone. Many writers find writing a blurb challenging, myself included. Note that … Continue reading

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The power of public libraries

Finally, something nice happened. Really nice. When I checked my local library’s OverDrive site today, I found my book there, with eight holds on it. I’m considered a local author, so my library always buys a copy of my books. … Continue reading

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Merry merry, happy happy, ho-ho-ho! Happy New Year!

There are a few writing/reading-related things that made 2017 a good year. I had the pleasure of reading three wonderful books written by friends: Betrayal, the fifth installment in the Gift Legacy series by Jo-Anne McLean, One Woman Island, the second book … Continue reading

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Once Upon A Night, formerly known as ‘Blind Date’

This September I had the opportunity to attend a free, three-day webinar on e-book publishing and marketing. Lots of things I heard made sense. I wanted to try some of the ideas. Revamping my novella, Blind Date, seemed like a good start. … Continue reading

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Find the cover. The story will follow.

There is no right or wrong way to start writing a book. It could be from the beginning. It could be a specific scene–I did it with Asanni –and then building the story around it. You could even start from … Continue reading

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