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My favorite book covers…

Hi Ya Bookcasers! I hope that May is treating you well! Today, I want to share with you my favorite five book covers! These are from no particular years; they’re just the ones I like. What are your favorites? Continue reading My favorite book covers…

Big story ideas & what to do with them

Hey YABookcasers!

Today, I’d like to look at big story ideas. You know, the ones that you think of and think of and think of…but don’t write. That cool, awesome big story that has an amazing world, dynamic characters, a killer plot, but yet, you’re still not putting fingers to keyboard. So why not? Continue reading Big story ideas & what to do with them

Reviving an old story

Hey YABookcasers!

Have you ever had an old story idea that you absolutely love, but can’t quite get the gumption to work on? You love the concept and characters, but something is blocking your progress. Or perhaps you wrote it a long time ago, and now you’re looking at it as this mammoth task of rewriting that needs to be done. Well, never fear, many of us have been there. That’s why, today, I’d like to talk about reviving an old story! Continue reading Reviving an old story

Where did all the good ideas go?

Hi YABookcasers,

I’ve been talking to some friends lately, and it seems many of them have hit a writerly slump throughout the years (myself included!). I’m not talking about writer’s block. The question that’s got my attention is “Where did all the good ideas go?” Continue reading Where did all the good ideas go?

3 reasons you should read these books…

Hi YABookcasers!

First of all, if you’ve not been to my site before, you might have received a popup asking if you’d like to join my newsletter. I hope you do, as there will be lots of goodies and a secret members only forum! If you didn’t receive the popup because you’ve been before, pop me a message and I’ll fix you up.

Okay, with that said, today I’ve picked out three books and given you 3 reasons why I think you should read each… Continue reading 3 reasons you should read these books…

How to stop your TBR pile from stressing you out!

Hi YABookcasers!

So, today, I took a look at my TBR and almost fainted. There are 46 books sitting there, and these are only my “must read asap” books. There are dozens and dozens more that I really want to read after those. The problem is, the minute I finish one great book, another 3 are published, and I simply can’t keep up. Which means reading becomes stressful, as I’m trying to hurry, always chasing my tail! So what to do? Continue reading How to stop your TBR pile from stressing you out!

How a dog solved writer’s block

Hey Ya Bookcasers!

How is January treating you all? It’s sure been a busy one for me, what with editing, and writing, and work. And…fostering the most adorable golden oldie of a German Shepherd. Not only is she the most wonderful little thing in the world…but she’s also a great tool for busting through writer’s block!

Let me tell you how… Continue reading How a dog solved writer’s block

How to make a book out of one word

(Audio at the end of the post)

Hey YABookcasers,

Yup, you read the title right – how to make a book out of one word. Now, I don’t mean write just one word down on the page and bam that’s you done. That would be a very short novel indeed. However, I am talking about a way to get around writer’s block, start off a new book, or give you that spark of inspiration to form a plot twist, sub-plot, or new character. Am I crazy for saying it could be spurred by one word? Read on to see if I am! Continue reading How to make a book out of one word