Novels vs. Novellas vs. Short Stories – And what in the world is a Novellette?

I’m a novelist. I’ve a long history of writing longer books, and some multiple book series, even. Though recently, I’ve had the chance to experiment with shorter forms and I’ve discovered that writing a novel is a very different experience from writing a short story, for example.  I know how strange it sounds. Writing is... Continue Reading →

Sharon Ledwith shares her thoughts on marketing in these tough times.

Feeling overwhelmed when it comes to publishing and promoting a book? Are you getting lost in the crowd? Relax. Take a breath. Release it. By focusing on these nine key areas, you can find the traction your book needs to rise above the crowd, even in these post COVID-19 times. Understand the Publishing Industry: Writing... Continue Reading →

Improving Your Character’s Voice

Lately I've been working on my... third? draft of Uncommon, the novel I wrote during my month-long residency in New Orleans back in February. I'll admit, I've been having a rough time of it. You see, I wrote this book very, very quickly. I'm now wondering if that was the greatest idea, or if I... Continue Reading →

3 Ways to Overcome Writer’s Block

Writer’s Block is a big topic and one that I’ve touched on before and will likely come back to again. The problem with writer’s block is that there isn’t just one cause for it and for that reason, there can be no one-size-fits-all blanket solutions. So the first step to overcoming writer’s block if you... Continue Reading →

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