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WIPs for 2020 – Notes from the Author’s Desk

Welcome to a new feature I’m doing this year during the last week of each month. The topics of Notes from the Author’s Desk will vary. Sometimes it will be fascinating research I’ve discovered, exciting writing updates I want to share, or just something reading related. I’ve left this open as a sort of whatever… Continue reading WIPs for 2020 – Notes from the Author’s Desk

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New Year Reading Goals and Challenges

Do you set reading goals? or participate in reading challenges? Last year was the first I’d ever tried, and it didn’t quite go like I anticipated. Not only did I not read all the books I’d listed here last year on my beginning of the year goal page, I read less than I wanted to… Continue reading New Year Reading Goals and Challenges

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Rejection: Confession of an Aspiring Author

So I had intended to post my review of Yours Truly, Thomas this week, but God woke me up at 2:30 in the morning and wouldn’t let me go until I wrote this…and I think it will apply to everyone out there on some level. So in case you are feeling rejected, unworthy, and unwanted,… Continue reading Rejection: Confession of an Aspiring Author

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You’re Invited to Join the Journey

Are you interested in an author’s writing journey? Do you want to interact and be a part of that journey on a regular basis? I have created a Facebook group called Crystal’s Creative Cohorts so that I can be more interactive with you on a regular basis. While blogging and my newsletters are great, they… Continue reading You’re Invited to Join the Journey

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Writer’s Fodder: The Flooded Ohio River

Living on a river exposes many people to the challenges of rising spring waters, and this February has been no different. Many areas around the country are dealing with floods and the aftermath. Ludlow, Kentucky is one such area, which happens to be where my brother lives.         Bless his soul, not… Continue reading Writer’s Fodder: The Flooded Ohio River

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What to Write Next?

As I approach the end of editing my first book (EEK!!) I am looking to the next book. What will I write? Will I continue with the next book in the series? Or will I write a different series I already have in mind? Or should I begin something new and completely stand-alone?    … Continue reading What to Write Next?

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Reader Resolutions

  The first week of January is already almost behind us. How are you doing on your New Year’s Resolutions? I have moved away from making resolutions and have instead taken up the One Word idea (choosing one word to be my focus for this year). But that doesn’t mean I haven’t made goals for… Continue reading Reader Resolutions

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Newsletters: An Important Way To Support Authors

You’ve seen it from every author or business out there, “Join my newsletter!” In fact,  your box is probably riddled with newsletters you don’t open. I know I am very selective about the ones I join and unsubscribe when I can no longer handle the mess of my inbox.   Yet as I continue on… Continue reading Newsletters: An Important Way To Support Authors