Tag Archive | star of justice

Where to Start?

The longer you’re in the writing world, the more advice you will receive about the writing craft and the more arguments you will hear disputing the advice given about the writing craft. One of those areas of dispute is where to start your story. Some say begin in the action to hook the reader, and […]

High Anxiety

High Anxiety

This very morning I was on the Skype phone with Grace Bridges, publisher of Splashdown Books, when she pressed the “Publish” button. As I told her, my heartbeat quartered. TT: That’s a little less dramatic than doubling but more elevated than normal. “Yes, it is exciting, isn’t it?” she thought she agreed with me. Deep […]

Art Imitates Life

I heard early on a writer is supposed to draw on her own experience to bring her writing to life. This is supposed to add depth and realism, yada yada. It helps if you have some life experience upon which to draw. Last month, going through Star of Justice, I remembered some of the life […]

More Therapy

I didn’t intend a “part two” with my last post, but after reviewing the comments and continuing to mull the reflections that caused me to post “part one,” I decided to plunge ahead. My current WIP is Past Ties. I do not think of it as my first book, although I wrote it in college, […]


You’ve heard about the “therapy book,” right? The first book every author produces that isn’t so much a story but the story of your life in whatever twisted, organic form it happens to take when it tumbles out of your brain onto the page? Really? You haven’t heard about that? Wow. You must be new. […]

The Turtle has finally arrived!

Today I’m announcing a new face at NAF. We’re very excited to have her here, and can’t wait to read what she has to say. But before I give you the official introduction, allow me to pull back the curtain a little. This new venture we began almost a year ago, has been a learning […]

New Author Series: Star of Justice

I’ve really enjoyed doing these featurettes on unpublished authors, if for nothing else but to really get to know the vast array of personalities found in the literary arts.  Most are quirky and eccentric to a point.  Some are shy and some are confident.  I have been following Robynn Tolbert’s blog for a little while, […]