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New Book!

Sandra's newest book, OUT OF THE FOG!  A Story of Survival, Faith and Courage, is at the publisher's and due to be released late December 2020 or early January 2021. It will be available as an E-book from Amazon.com and Barnes and Noble, and as a...

Advice For Writers From Writers

O’Henry :”Secret of Short-Story Writing”

when my 24 year-old daughter was killed, I became blocked as a writer…couldn’t even look at the computer, couldn’t continue work on my book about all the sailing adventures I had had, could barely even function. And then a friend gave me a copy of Julia Cameron’s “Artist’s Way” and by forming a cluster of five other women to study Cameron’s book, I was able to get back to my writing.

Learning About Writing and Publishing

Tips For Writers

E.B. White on “A Writer’s Time”

A Writer's Time There is nothing harder to estimate than a writer's time, nothing harder to keep track of. There are moments—moments of sustained creation—when a writer's time is fairly valuable; and there are hours and hours when a writer's time isn't worth the paper...

It’s A Constant Struggle To Get It Down

Here's a quote I can relate to: "We're all there trying to make the story, novel, or chapter as good as it can be. It's a constant struggle to get it down, get it clear, and understand that your intentions are the same, whether you're an undergraduate writing a short...

Revenue Streams For Authors

Stephanie Chandler, founder of the Nonfiction Writers Association, has presented some good ideas as additional money streams for authors besides book sales. Here, verbatim, are her ten top suggestions: Says Stephanie, "The reality is that it’s hard to make money on...

Advice To Writers from James Baldwin

Every morning, I get some wonderful snippets of advice from well-established writers and here's the one for today: "The hardest thing about writing, in a sense, is not writing. I mean, the sentence is not intended to show you off, you know. It is not supposed to be...