My Author Journey (September, 2018)

I am back in the querying trenches! Last month was the first time in my life where I spent more time sleeping away from home than I did in my own bed. I spent a week in the Azores for my 20th anniversary, did two camping trips with the family, and spent four days in … Continue reading My Author Journey (September, 2018)

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Love It, Review It, Give It Away: Ursula K. Le Guin’s Steering the Craft and A Wizard of Earthsea

It's time again for my monthly giveaway and review. This month is a little different--and more nostalgic--as I'm offering the winner a choice between two books. To find out how to enter for a chance to win a copy of Ursula K. Le Guin's Steering the Craft: A 21st-Century Guide to Sailing the Sea of … Continue reading Love It, Review It, Give It Away: Ursula K. Le Guin’s Steering the Craft and A Wizard of Earthsea

Writer’s Blog Roundup (July, 2018)

Here are my five favorite posts from the last month: 1 . 12 Mistakes Authors Make in Connecting with Readers url: https://rachellegardner.com/connecting-with-readers/ A simple list of things to consider on connecting with readers OUTSIDE of your books. 2. Evoking Emotion in Fiction: 7 Pragmatic Ways to Make Readers Give a Damn url: http://www.writersdigest.com/writing-articles/by-writing-goal/improve-my-writing/writing-tips-for-evoking-emotion-in-fiction Co-incidentally, this … Continue reading Writer’s Blog Roundup (July, 2018)

Love It, Review It, Give It Away: The Emotional Craft of Fiction by Donald Maass

It's time again for my monthly giveaway and review. To find out how to enter for a chance to win a copy of Donald Maass's TheĀ Emotional Craft of Fiction, check out the giveway rules here. The contest ends August Monday 6 at 11:59pm EDT. Review in a nutshell: A excellent book that explores the emotional … Continue reading Love It, Review It, Give It Away: The Emotional Craft of Fiction by Donald Maass