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A Few of My Favorite Things

Guest post by Jessie Gussman  (First Published on With Love for Books, June 18, 2018)  My kids have been listening to the soundtrack of The Sound of Music lately in the car. You know, A Few of My Favorite Things? Rain drops on roses and whiskers on kittens?...

Creating Suspense using Multiple Points of View

There are a number of different point of view (POV) techniques a writer can employ such as first person (“I”), third person (“she”), omniscient (all-knowing), and variations on these techniques. One of my favorites to read and what I prefer to...

Beauty for Ashes by Kathleen Neely

I’ve been asked why I wrote Beauty for Ashes. It’s purely a work of fiction, yet I believe that we can all relate in some manner. Nathan Drummond has a secret—one that he’s held inside of him for twelve years. If he had confessed his...

Dove Strong

A stack of papers sits before me, about three hundred pages high. From a distance the papers appear dogeared, but the whole pile is tied together with ribbon and is topped with a bow. This pile of pages is my story, Dove Strong. A closer look reveals my lines of...

Practicing Murder by Erin Unger

What is the thing you love most about writing?   Writing is a journey. Not only do we create a storyline for our readers, we go on a virtual journey ourselves through the writing process. We even learn lessons we intend for our audience. But how do we make it...

The Street Singer – Available Today!

Sometimes I’m asked why I write. It takes a monumental amount of time. It’s a solitary task and I definitely enjoy being with people. So why hide away in my office for all those hours in hopes that someone will read my work? Here are my thoughts. Writing...

Look closely at the cover….

Recently I visited Animal Kingdom at  Walt Disney World in FL with my family and one of the most breathtaking sights is the Tree of Life / garden. Within the trunk of this huge tree are carvings of every kind of animal. You can view it from any angle and take a...

Forgiving Tess – Available Today!

My novel, Forgiving Tess, is the story of a young woman with a past who is just trying to move on. Unfortunately, with an entire town that appears to be against her, and an uncle who loves her enough to not let her run away and just disappear, moving on appears to be...

Carol James on writing

Question: What is the thing you love most about writing?                         “And they lived happily ever after . . .”...
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