The Benefits of Having A Critique Partner and Being a Member of a Writers Group

One of the reasons you haven't heard much from me lately is that I've been spending every second of my free time (some of my friends are laughing at those last three  words) editing my romance novel manuscript. Last week, I finally got the first three chapters to the point where I felt I could send it to the head of my writers group, the Grammar Divas and my readers for review and comment....

When I First Discovered I Was a Writer

Someone recently asked me when did I first discover that I was a writer.  I really had to think about that question.  I have always been a voracious reader.  I remember that, as a young child, my mother would search for me high and low and inevitably find me hiding out in a corner somewhere reading a book.  I had to hide. I am the oldest of five children and finding a moment of peace and a...