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Launching Southern Girl

I took a break from my blog this summer. Unlike Donald Trump’s campaign, it wasn’t a “shake-up,” although I did want to think more about what my blog should be. I’d like to give more glimpses into what it’s like to be a writer, and to take you along as I go on this crazy […]

August 21st, 2016|Book, TV and Movie Reviews|0 Comments

Branding Yourself as an Author: Tips for Writers of More Than One Genre

We’re in a world where it seems everyone needs to be branded and packaged to be successful. Politicians—knowing what they stand for (usually). Singers—their style of music. For example, you wouldn’t expect heavy metal from Dolly Parton. And authors—what they write. You see the name “James Patterson” on a book’s spine and you expect crime/mystery.

I […]

July 22nd, 2016|The Writing Life|0 Comments

Screenwriting Tips That Work for Authors of Books

I started out writing screenplays. When I began writing novels, I realized that many of the guidelines I’d learned in screenwriting class would serve me well, even though they’re two totally different mediums.

You have to remember that they both have one very important thing in common: a good story!

Your goal should be to get your […]

June 10th, 2016|The Writing Life|0 Comments

‘Carol’ Left Me Wanting More

Rainy taxi windows and longing glances. . . if you’re looking for a romantic movie, Carol gives you that rip-your-heart-out angst that romantics like me love. However, parts of the story are problematic. But we’ll get to that.

First, let me confess that I haven’t yet read the book on which the film is based, The […]

March 29th, 2016|Book, TV and Movie Reviews|0 Comments

Oh, No He Didn’t. . .Hillary and Bernie at the CNN Debate

 It’s not WHAT Bernie Sanders said, but the WAY he said it.

For years, women have gotten a lot of crap for the following words: “It’s not what you said, but the WAY you said it.” I’ll admit I’ve used that response a little over a million times. But like it or not, there is truth to […]

March 8th, 2016|Book, TV and Movie Reviews|0 Comments