Have you found it hard to maintain your creativity during isolation? I have, but I have also found many ways to stay productive. Click for ideas!
I met this year's NaNoWriMo challenge with an open throttle and pedal to the floor hitting 50,000 words on Friday, November 15th. But I didn't celebrate. I wasn't excited at all. I still had to finish it. I was super close and had several choices, but worried about the ending. Remember, worry and doubt is... Continue Reading →
Eleven days into the vortex that is NaNoWriMo, National Novel Writing Month, and I hit the 34,000-word mark on Monday. I know. I'm nuts. I have realized several things about myself, my writer's life, and the personality type that could help YOU write a novel in less than a month. If you can relate to any... Continue Reading →
Seven hour jet lag, starting last Monday, and a fall back to standard time has messed with my internal clock and I rose with the birds this Sunday morning. Okay, before the birds. I've been like this for a week now and had a revelation about waking up early. Nearly two hours later I got... Continue Reading →
Looking for a book that sends shivers tingling across your skin and keeps you awake at night? Here’s a list of my favorite ghost stories and creepy novels. These haunted page-turners are perfect for this time of year. They will provide great fodder for October book club discussion too. Mwahahahaha! Help for the Haunted by... Continue Reading →
No one likes to be criticized, least of all me. If the criticism hits my soft capuchin belly pie, it feels as if I am bare ass naked on stage, my flaws exposed to the world. It makes me defensive. Now, I'm going to have nightmares... BUT, if you're in the business of creating a product,... Continue Reading →
I'm passing along my 2019 blogging tips for beginners and veterans after 8 years of blogging. Click to find out what has changed!
USA Today bestselling author, LS Hawker writes gritty, twisted thrillers you can't put down. I know. I read THE DROWNING GAME. My clammy hands gripped the paperback as I flipped through pages until the surprise ending. I had to catch my breath. When I discovered THE THROWAWAYS would be published today (Yes, it's a book... Continue Reading →
You can write a book in one month All it takes is an idea that excites you and a few tips I learned during Nanowrimo - National Novel Writing Month. Read on to find out how! Writing a novel may seem like a huge undertaking given how many hours it takes to complete a draft.... Continue Reading →
Want to get into the habit of writing thousands of words a day? Are you participating in National Novel Writing Month AKA Nanowrimo? I've learned some tricks that might help you reach your goal. Four years ago, I wrote a draft of my second book in a series, hitting around two thousand words per day... Continue Reading →