Jan 022020
 

If my manuscripts were books, my book tunnel would be an opening to a mile of bookshelves. When I had cancer a few years ago, I realized if I don’t get my greatly loved stories finished, edited and published, they will never be a book. My children will trash them the day after my death. Maybe not the day after, but soon. Therefore I must get ‘er done.

Reading is my entertainment, but it is also a great tool for writing. I review almost every book I read. In planning my goals for 2020, I have decided to use the books I read to make me a better writer, a more productive writer and maybe sell a few books.

Jan 042019
 
Nepris Likes My PJs

I love school visits. Since so many schools cannot afford author visits and as an author, I have to take off from writing, change out of my PJs and travel to a school. I still do that because I love kids. But due to the great work of the Nepris team, I can stay in [read more…]

Nov 242018
 
First Day of Christmas- 6 Gifts for Writing Your Story

Chicken Soup for a Sick Scene and Sequel – A Tool to Engage Your Audience I love family stories. Remember sitting around the table, telling stories, often the same stories year after year. It doesn’t matter what you’re writing–it can be a historical thriller or a book for your family. Chicken Soup story is a good way to [read more…]

May 282018
 
Unicorn in the Bible

Words have meanings and the meaning can change from time and place according to our circumstance. Pastor Mark Forest encourages his congregation to study the Bible from the perspective of the audience to whom it was written. Take the unicorn: If you get an old 1828 Noah Webster’s Dictionary, which is the very first edition [read more…]

May 042018
 
All Writers Pray

Believe me–all writers pray. “Oh, God! Help! 😳Where did that file go?” Or “Please, God. What happened? All lost?😫 Sometimes we pray. “Please make that editor buy my book! ” And sometimes we ask God to damm our computers.  We send prayers for people searching for books on Amazon. Today was a perfect example. I [read more…]

Jan 032018
 
Everyone Should Write Their Stories

I recommend everyone write their Chicken Soup for the Soul stories. If you are a teacher, I especially encourage you to read and write Chicken Soup stories.  If you are a student, or a mom of a student, a writer, a business person, a preacher or Sunday School teacher.   Especially if you are a grandmother.  [read more…]

Oct 042017
 
Tips to Write When Life Happens

Well, I just had a life-kick-in-the -pants. A month and a half ago, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. Everyone in my family who had cancer died of it or died of the cure. I immediately thought of all the things I wanted to do, finish, write, publish. Usually the kick brings me clarity. That [read more…]

Oct 022017
 

Forsaken Dreams by MaryLu Tyndall gives the reader Real Romance, Great Plots, and  the Best Love. The Hatred between the North and the South builds into a wonderful novel, as Eliza and Blake find love and then loose love. Set on the open seas, the broken bitter southerners battle the forces of Light and dark, [read more…]