The Last Honest Woman by Nora Roberts is the first book in The O’Hurleys series and introduces the fun-loving O’Hurleys, a family of die-hard entertainers with triplet girls and an older brother who grow up on the road. The first of this four-book series, introduces Abigail, the middle of the triplets, who at 18 marries the man of her dreams, a famous racecar driver who … Continue reading M.L. Lexi’s Good Reads (or Listening)
On an ongoing basis, I maintain a How-To-Describe word document. It’s a list that contains descriptions for emotions, scenarios, and people that I use from time to time in my writing when my brain turns to mush. Lists like these serve the purpose of getting an idea started when my brain turns to mush, which happens when I’ve been writing for eight straight hours. Below find … Continue reading Descriptive Sentences To Help With Your Writing 201
Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie Flagg is a timeless story of a beautiful friendship between two women in the 1980s, and their survival against all odds in the small town Whistle Stop, Alabama. Flagg’s southern charm takes the reader to small-town Alabama and into the Whistle Stop Cafe where a colorful cast of relatable, quirky characters confront everyday issues with … Continue reading M.L. Lexi’s Good Reads (or Listening)
I scoured the internet, read article after article to educate myself on how to become a better writer. The authors of the articles I read, although insightful, didn’t do much to improve my writing. What they did was confuse and instill self-doubt—lots of doubt. One article told me that prologues and epilogues were the work of the devil. The author of that particular article claimed … Continue reading Whose Advice Should You Take When Writing?
Editing is not cheap and it’s a necessary evil. You don’t want to publish something you’ve worked on for so long to contain all sorts of mistakes. Also for me, who deals with attention deficit disorder, getting someone to check my work is crucial. So, off I went in search of an editor to suit my genre and needs. Finding the right person became a … Continue reading My AARGH, #@%& Editing Moments