Monthly Archives: June 2013

Stuck? Write a blurb.

Ever feel like you are stuck in the never-ending middle of your novel?  Feel like you’ve been following a plot idea that has become a dead-end?  I am trying to head toward the exciting conclusion, the third act of my … Continue reading

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A Different Kind of Summer Reading

I have just discovered a new author – Christopher Castellani.  Castellani has written a trilogy about an Italian Immigrant family, the Grassos, which begins and ends in St. Cecelia, a small village in Italy where the novel’s main characters, Maddalena … Continue reading

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Stacked Up, writers show off their shelves

I recently viewed a neat series on YouTube called, “Stacked Up, writers show off their shelves.”  http://stackedup.tv/  George, a friend of mine and an editor of the series, told me about the videos.  Now I’m regarding these as guilty pleasure … Continue reading

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Summer Writing

We’re all aware of the idea of summer reading — those special tables at your favorite bookstore filled with books considered light reads, something to take to the beach or to read on the plane as you journey to the … Continue reading

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