Authorship, Publishing, Books and More

Friday Ramblings From An Author-Looking Back



2018 is slowly coming to an end. I’ve achieved lots of things on my to do list but I still didn’t get my mystery finished. It’s on top of my 2019 list.

Have you made your list yet? I think writing your goals down does help you become more accountable for getting things done.

I posted the last of my Skillshare classes for the year. This one is for the Novel Blueprint series and is a little of this and a little of that. Critique partners, rejections, submitting your work. You can check it out using this link…you can also give Skillshare a test drive too-

And while I’m not the topic of classes, it’s not too early to think about taking one in 2019. Starting on January 7th, I’ll be teaching two for OIRW.

So, You Want to Self Publish Your Book boot camp. It’s the first time I’m offering this as a boot camp style class. In fact, I’ve been working on the lessons and workbook each student will get. It’s going to be fun, it’s going to be packed with information so if you’re thinking about self publishing fiction or non-fiction next year, come and join us.

The other class is Common Writing Mistakes and How to Fix Them.

Some of them are easy to fix and some of them could be the reason you’re getting your story rejected.

They both run for four weeks and you don’t have to be a member of OIRW to register and no, they’re not just for romance writers. Next year there will also be a random prize drawing at the end of each class. At the end of the year, anyone who’s taken a class will be eligible to win a critique of their synopsis. If you take a boot camp class, you could win a month’s mentoring with me.

Here’s the link for more info and/or to sign up-


Thank you to Madeline for once again guest blogging and sharing her humor and sketches with us.

Have a fun week and happy writing to all.


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