I’ve noticed you use “ly” adverbs in your writing. As a writer myself I was always told this was not allowed because “ly” verbs are weak. Yeah, and I start sentences with “and” sometimes, too. Certainly I try to stay Continue reading Mailbag!
Excerpt from “Thirteen Covens” by Audrey Brice The blackened ritual chamber loomed before him in its grandeur. The high ceilings and intricate moldings were lost to the darkness. Upon the altar the temple incense bellowed from the thurible in thick Continue reading Excerpts
In my last post I mentioned that there were times to take criticism seriously and when to laugh at it. A reader asked me via private e-mail how I personally choose between what I take seriously and what I don’t. Continue reading When to Laugh
All successful writers have one thing in common, I’ve noticed. And perhaps this carries on to other careers as well. Successful writers are selfish. Now before you flip out and start shaking your fist at me whilst screaming, “I’m not Continue reading On Being Selfish & Dealing With Critics
Morbid, I know. But considering I’ve been writing a book about the subject and my grandmother (who was like a second mom to me) recently passed, made me realize just how much I have to say about the subject of Continue reading Let’s Talk About Death
I am often asked for advice on how to become a traditionally published writer and the answer is always the same. I don’t have any platitudes to hand you. I don’t have any formulas I follow. This is what I Continue reading The Most Useful Advice
Okay – so I’m not an expert in human behavior or love and sex, but I am happily married (together for 13 years and married 11), which says a lot these days. So I’m going to give the single folks out there Continue reading 10 Tips/Thoughts On Love, Sex, and Finding a Mate
Once again today my husband got the, “Oh, you should become a parent, then you’d understand….” nonsense from someone with children. As a childless couple we run across this kind of discrimination a lot. People are constantly telling you that Continue reading A Childless Life