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Seven Concepts Writers Can Learn From Gold Prospectors In August I spent a weekend with cousins from Ohio who were visiting the wilds of Idaho near where I live.  We took an afternoon to pan for gold above the resort town of Donnelly, which is part of the Boise National Forest. No, we didn’t stop […]

The Many Challenges of Writing The Lair

My latest contemporary romantic suspense novel, The Lair, now available for pre-order, stands on its own, which means you don’t have to have read my other books to immerse yourself in the story.  However, the main characters and part of the plot are connected to the other volumes in my far-reaching “Sinner’s Grove” series.  Writing […]

Yes, You Still Need an Editor … and here are five reasons why

[portions of this post were originally published as a guest blog for donnacookauthor.com in 2014.  Check out Donna’s award-winning fantasy novel, The Gift of the Phoenix http://donnacookauthor.com/book/gift-of-the-phoenix/ ]   I had just finished the manuscript for book number four. After going over it several times, I was feeling pretty darn good about my work.  My […]