I have been working with authors for a while now. One of my favorite things to do is a manuscript review. Lots of coaches don’t like doing them, but I love getting the complete picture of the work so we can take it apart and figure out how to put it together in revision thatContinue reading “Cause and Effect is Your Friend”
In which we find out whether someone could have attempted murder in the 1920s by pushing someone off Enchanted Rock…
This book is fantastic. It is historical fiction that is also literary and it contains so much fodder for great discussions. I hope you and some friends will read it and discuss it. It will be featured in an upcoming episode of the Read Like a Writer Book Club podcast, so stay tuned! The structureContinue reading “Book Review: Trust by Hernan Diaz”
It is time for year end lists! Here’s my list of favorite mysteries and thrillers I read in 2022. NOTE—I read these in 2022, some of them were published earlier… Each of these are a great mini-masterclass for mystery writers, too. Each does a wonderful job of keeping the reader curious, building suspense, but withoutContinue reading “Mystery and Thriller Round up for 2022”
Hear Terry and me discuss The Appeal by Janice Hallet Now Available on Anchor, Spotify, and Google Podcasts, but you can also subscribe through other platforms. 🙂 Take a listen!
You have a draft and it is exciting! Put it away for at least a couple of weeks or a month (even 2) while you plan another project or do something else. Now, take it out again and let’s start thinking about revision in layers. You may have seen my earlier post about the LayerContinue reading “The Layer Cake Method of Revising a Novel”
Episode 5 is all about Brownstones in New York and using prior research to inform your search. Check it out!
Hello Friends! It’s November, so we all must be writing… To help you figure out what to do with your NaNo draft, a bunch of Book Coach friends and I put together a giveaway of revising resources, just in time for the end of the month. The Giveaway page includes introductions to each of ourContinue reading “NaNoNowWhat?”
In September, I had been on a training plan to complete a half marathon in October. I signed up for a 10k here in Tallinn as part of that training. However, I also made a date with a friend to go to the symphony on the same day. I didn’t think it mattered, since racesContinue reading “That time I ran the Tallinn Half Marathon without finishing my training schedule…”
I am honored to have Debra Borchert as a guest writer this month! She and I have worked together on the third book in her series, which is still in revision. Her books are sweeping sagas of the French Revolution. Debra’s love and knowledge of French culture and history are evident all the way through.Continue reading “Guest Post from Debra Borchert, author of Her Own Legacy”