Link Of The Week- Reverse Dictionary

April 11, 2017

All writers need this!wordfinder-background

I think this link might be one of the most useful we’ve ever found!

“This tool lets you describe a concept and get back a list of words and phrases related to that concept. Your description can be anything at all: a single word, a few words, or even a whole sentence. Type in your description and hit Enter (or select a word that shows up in the autocomplete preview) to see the related words.”dictionary

Link of the Week – Winter Writing Festival 2017

January 10, 2017

It’s time once again for the Ruby-Slippered Sisterhood Winter Writing Festival. Time to kick your writing into high gear.

winterwritingfestfacebookimageThrough the bleakest part of winter–January 10, 2017 thru February 28, 2017–the much-anticipated SEVENTH Annual Ruby Winter Writing Festival will be here to keep your creative fires burning with support, advice, inspiration, and regular writing sprints in our chat room. There are fun prizes for participants all along the way, including books, critiques, gift cards and Ruby-inspired gifts.

Unlike NaNoWriMo and other writing challenges that have a one-size-fits-all approach, the Ruby Winter Writing Festival is designed for you by busy, hard-working women: i.e., we schedule it for AFTER the holidays, and we let you DESIGN YOUR OWN approach to “winning” so it actually fits in with your real life

No matter what stage you’re at right now (brainstorming, plotting, free-writing, fast-drafting, slow-drafting, revising, layering, polishing…or any combination of the above) the Ruby Winter Writing Festival can help you reach your goals.

Get more detailed details at the Ruby-Slippered Sisterhood blog on the Opening Ceremony here.

Check out the great advice for a successful Winter Writing Festival at the Ruby-Slippered Sisterhood’s Blog here.  Or better still, bookmark the Ruby Slippered-Sisterhood Winter Writing Festival website!

Link Of The Week-Sex

September 13, 2016

Let’s face it, writing good love scenes are hard. Notice I say “GOOD” love scenes. So many of them out there are filled with purple prose and enough cheese to fill Holland. I decided to put together a few sites to help you out!

Echoes of the Heart

This book has a great example of a super hot scene without actually having sex.

Dead Man's Kiss

Great examples of well written love scenes!

500 Great Words for Writing Love Scenes


Link Of The Week-An Editor Extraordinnaire

August 30, 2016

We all know and love Jennifer Bray Weber! She’s a talented author who has won many awards and is multi-published. I’m one of her biggest fans!

But, did you know she’s also an amazing editor? Jennifer has worked with best selling authors and those just beginning. Here’s what one author has to say about her services:

“Jennifer Bray-Weber has an excellent eye for details, story telling and the mechanics of writing. She offers a comprehensive line edit as well as a thorough look into the nitty-gritty details of your story to make sure that it is cohesive. I enjoy her style and approach. Her feedback was spot on and truly helped me enhance my story, drawing out my voice, without losing any of the creativity and uniqueness of the story. Additionally, she helped me immensely with historical wording (etymology). I can’t recommend her enough!”

Eliza Knight, award-winning author.

We all need tools in our belt to produce the manuscripts possible- this is one tool you don’t want to miss!IMG_5556–critiquing-services.html

Link Of The Week- Pronoun

August 23, 2016

I discovered this company at the annual conference of RWA in San Diego. They offer many services and looks like it may be a great place to do further investigation.


Pronoun is a publishing platform created expressly to empower authors.

  • Create gorgeous ebooks and sell on Amazon, iBooks, B&N, Kobo, and Google
  • Take the mystery out of metadata and optimize your keywords, price, and more
  • Always know how your book is doing with daily sales and performance updates
  • Get a custom marketing page to promote your book and connect with readers


All for free.

Link Of The Week- A Place For Creatives

May 3, 2016

This is a place for creatives! They will send you free images you can use every week, send out writing prompts, or be an inspiration to other photographers. Get your muse on and check this place out!


Link of the Week – I Write Like

April 12, 2016

Here’s a fun site—I Write Like.

Check which famous writer you write like with this statistical analysis tool, which analyzes your word choice and typewriter rfwriting style and compares them with those of the famous writers.

Just paste in your text and, voila!

I write like Stephen King. NICE! Who do YOU write like?



Link Of The Week-Describing

April 5, 2016

Have you ever been stuck trying to describe something in a new, fresh way? Just ran out of words? Have a mental block?

No fear! We have the answer. I found this site a few months ago and have tested it out on several occasions. I read through the multiple examples people have posted and I get inspired!

Yesterday, I was stuck on an interesting way to describe brown eyes. I could not think of anything beyond the typical chocolate reference. They had so many examples of more unique ways of describing said brown eyes, I was blown away!


It’s a great site for EVERY writer to have in their back pocket. Enjoy!

It’s A Fact, Jack!

April 1, 2016


Happy April Fool’s Day! (This is no practical joke!)

Normally Friday is dedicated to Friday Fun Facts, well here’s one for you! Out of the brave folks who properly submitted their pitch to our wonderful editor at Boroughs Publishing, 3 have had requests for full manuscripts plus synopses!

#2 Title—Stumble Stones

#8 Once Upon a Masquerade

#9 A Mule, A Mobster and A Mountain of Trouble


Congratulations to those three and kudos to all the rest who found the courage to send in their pitch. Be on the lookout for our next editor/agent shop, it will be in the 2nd quarter of the year!

Cheers and have a terrific weekend!congrats

Link Of The Week-Boroughs March Madness

March 8, 2016

Wanna get over the winter blahs? Join 30 Boroughs authors for a little March Madness. Gifts & Prizes galore.

I’ll be there tomorrow at 3pm, Central time, with some special things to give away. Also, Boroughs Publishing Group is giving away two prizes of $50 in Boroughs Bucks. All you have to do is sign up for their newsletter – go to their website – and follow them on Twitter.