March 14th, 2018

10 Success Tips from J.K. Rowling

Over the last few years, I’ve been able to experience the joy of sharing the Harry Potter books with my daughter. We’re on Order of the Phoenix (Book 5) and going strong, so J.K. Rowling is a bit of a celebrity in our house. 

She’s a celebrity to me as a writer. She accepted that […]

March 9th, 2018

Are You Sick and Tired of Editing Your Book?

I’m currently working on yet another edit of my young adult book that managed to eke out an RWA Golden Heart final in 2015. You’d think this baby would be in pretty good shape.

When I entered my novel into that contest, it was hardly a first draft. More like Draft #72.

I think […]

March 7th, 2018

It’s a New Year: Writing Challenges and Rewards in 2018

Before I begin this post, I have to share that my book cover for P.R.I.S.M. took second place in the Young Adult category of the JABBIC Contest, sponsored by our own Julie Glover’s RWA Houston Bay Area chapter!

At the beginning of every year, as the resident science and science fiction geek here at WITS, […]

February 19th, 2018

The Benefits of Writing a Novel “Just for Fun”

By Janice Hardy, @Janice_Hardy

A few years after I published my third novel (Darkfall), I’d fallen into a dark time in my writing. I’d been working a one of those books that did not want to work the way I felt it could, and I’d come to dread sitting down at the keyboard every day. […]

February 12th, 2018

Top Tips for Writing with Another Author

Heather Webb

I’ve been talking a lot about collaborating on a novel and also in anthologies these days. (I co-wrote my latest book with Hazel Gaynor). I wasn’t prepared for how many people would be fascinated by what it would be like to work on a book with someone else so I thought I’d share […]