"I'm taking your post to heart. My problem is, I tend to make my main characters too perfect. That's just as boring as characters with no redeeming qualities. As a reader, I stop reading books that don't speak to me. I know I can learn…"
"Rita, Thanks for your post. I had a friend who once said that should was a four letter word. I'm like you. I write steadily, but not every day. My latest project is always in the back of my mind no matter what I'm doing. Lately, I've…"
"I'm planning on turning my memoir into a novel and then adding things I wish I'd done to the plot. Then when the interviewer asks which parts are from my real life, I can give them an enigmatic smile and say nothing."
Creativity feeds my soul too. I am a FOS (Friend of Sunny's) She is the best. I have been in the process of writing this mystery series I have in my head for about 10 years. Sunny lit a big ole fire under mah butt and now I think it is finally going to happen. Looking forward to cruising to Mexico on the MURDER ON THE HIGH SEAS: A CRUISE TO DIE FOR in November and hopefully getting some more inspiration (and writing done.)
Your book sounds adorable. Just for my own curiosity, how long did it take you to write it and then get it published?
I think this is one of the best places to be to get and give writers support.
Yes, Rebecca Dahlke was very active with the Art group in your area. I know her from a mystery she wrote that takes place in my area of California. I wanted her to come and speak, but her son got killed in the family business: crop dusting. She's just recently re-entered the writing world and has a terrific website I can send you to. You should get in contact with her!
I went there several years ago to a book fair. My connection was with Rebecca Dahlke, who was with the Sisters in Crime. We just recently re-connected. I think it was on some college annex, not much foot traffic. I sold more books at the senior complex where this very nice couple put my friend and I up for the night.
"Julie - I agree with Petrea. I've done everything she mentioned except for the video. I accept all invitations and always carry promos in my purse - bookmarks, note pads and business cards. I also joined a women's business group.…"