#AuthorInterview: Loni Townsend
Apr24

#AuthorInterview: Loni Townsend

I’ve known of today’s featured Idaho author, Loni Townsend, well before this blog ever came into existence as she once upon a time was a co-worker with my ex. Only once I moved to North Carolina, did I discover her writing efforts. I quickly grew to love her Insecure Writer’s Support Group (#ISWG) posts that appear on the first Wednesday of each month. Now that I live back in Idaho, I still have yet to meet her in...

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#PubTip: How to Write a Mystery Thriller in the Style of Alfred Hitchcock by Tony Lee Moral
Apr10

#PubTip: How to Write a Mystery Thriller in the Style of Alfred Hitchcock by Tony Lee Moral

When it comes to publishing tips, not enough can be said when it comes to the importance of knowing the ins and outs of the comparable titles your book will be competing against. Too often, authors don’t put enough thought into this part of the process and then end up bemoaning the struggle to find an agent. Or if self-published, authors end up not connecting with an appropriate audience for their book. It pleases me immensely...

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#AuthorInterview: Bruce Ballenger

Next up in my year-long series of interviews with Idaho authors is Bruce Ballenger. It’s safe to say I would have never had the confidence to become an English teacher had I not been exposed to the teaching methods utilized by the writing program at Boise State University. Once upon a time, I also took a class on the history of the personal essay from Professor Ballenger. After years of hedging, I’m finally answering the...

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#WriteTip: The Paradox of Perfectionism in Writing by Glynis Jolly
Mar13

#WriteTip: The Paradox of Perfectionism in Writing by Glynis Jolly

Perfectionism in writing is too often a double-edged sword. I’ve followed Glynis Jolly’s blog for a number of years now because I enjoy she digs into exploring her writing process. As an editor, I readily admit my own struggles with perfectionism when it comes to my own creative writing. Over the years, I’ve learned to concede I am never going to write many words a day, but if I do sit down to write every day, those...

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#AuthorInterview: AK Turner
Feb27

#AuthorInterview: AK Turner

My year-long series of interviews with Idaho authors continues this month with New York Times bestselling author AK Turner. I became acquainted with AK when she gave a talk for the Nonfiction Authors Association at Rediscovered Books in downtown Boise. Her personality matches the humorous content of her books, and the covers and titles speak for themselves.    Official Bio: AK Turner is the New York Times bestselling author of...

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