How Scottish Festivals Changed My Life and Informed My Fiction
By     |    Dec 11, 2014
Posted in: Guest Blog, Sorchia Dubois, Travel, Writing     |    2 Comments

How Scottish Festivals Changed My Life and Informed My Fiction

When you decide to put pen to paper—or fingers to keyboard—and write, you never know what will happen.  It’s like stepping out the door to take a little trip to the store and finding yourself miles and miles from your original destination because you took a different path and found adventures you did not expect. For me, the decision to set the story of Just Like Gravity in Scotland was […]

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Am I Writing A Realistic Teen Relationship?
By     |    Dec 9, 2014
Posted in: Publishing, Romance, Sandwich Lady, Strong Girls and Women, Writing     |    No Comments

Am I Writing A Realistic Teen Relationship?

A couple weeks ago, I put up a post about middle-grade and YA needing romance story lines. I got some great comments including this one from my Facebook friend, Debbi: “I don’t think it’s required. I think it would really help young teen girls to have strong female characters whose story isn’t mainly about romance or thinking about boys. But if it’s going to be part of the story it […]

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Picture Book About Muhammad Yunus Brought Tears to My Eyes
By     |    Dec 8, 2014
Posted in: Guest Blog, Publishing, Reviews, Sandwich Lady, Strong Girls and Women, Writing     |    2 Comments

Picture Book About Muhammad Yunus Brought Tears to My Eyes

I am so honored to welcome picture book biography author Paula Yoo to the Lit Ladies today. She has written a beautiful book, Twenty-two Cents, about Muhammad Yunus and his work in Bangladesh to help people borrow money, as low as 22 cents, and pay it back without huge interest rates. His inspiration came from the poverty he witnessed as a child in Bangladesh because before he started his village bank, […]

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Gifts for Writers
By     |    Dec 5, 2014
Posted in: Uncategorized, Writing     |    4 Comments

Gifts for Writers

HO HO HO! Share best gift  you’ve given or received in the comments below. We’d also love to hear what you want Santa to bring you, so share that as well. Who knows, you might help someone decide on the perfect gift for their special writer. Only 20 shopping days to go until Christmas. Don’t panic! The Lit Ladies put their heads together to help you find the perfect gift […]

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How Accidental Lessons Change My Life by David W. Berner
By     |    Dec 2, 2014
Posted in: Books, David W. Berner, Guest Blog, Parenting, Writing     |    2 Comments

How Accidental Lessons Change My Life by David W. Berner

“How Accidental Lessons Change My Life” by David W. Berner I was scheduled to read from Any Road Will Take You There–my latest memoir–at a literary event recently, and Mike O’Mary of Dream of Things Publishing introduced me to the crowd. He had some very nice words to say about my work. But of all that he mentioned, one particular thing made the most impact on me. “David writes a […]

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The Case for Romance in Middle-Grade and Young Adult
By     |    Nov 25, 2014
Posted in: Books, Romance, Sandwich Lady, Strong Girls and Women, Women's Fiction, Writing     |    10 Comments

The Case for Romance in Middle-Grade and Young Adult

Question to anyone who wants to answer: When you read a mystery, science fiction, bestselling novel or any other fiction novel, whether you are an adult, a teen or a child, do you like some romance in the story? I ask this for a few reasons. First, when I asked for ideas to blog about for girls, my wonderful friend Amie, who counsels teens and families, said, “Girls want to […]

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Figuring Out Amazon Sales: Does Free and Sale Pricing Help Sell More Books?
By     |    Nov 20, 2014
Posted in: Kasi Blake, Publishing, Spirit Lady, Technology, Writing     |    2 Comments

Figuring Out Amazon Sales: Does Free and Sale Pricing Help Sell More Books?

The debate is heating up over how much ebooks should sell for on Amazon. Whether you think they should all be free, side with those who demand all ebooks be at least 2.99, or are caught somewhere in the middle, this article may help you to better understand what the fuss is about. Since I have 9 books (and counting) at Amazon I was asked by Camille Faye (Spirit Lady) […]

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