Summer Writing Series: Ready, Set, Go!

Here’s a succinct description of the writing process–and beyond…

Summer Writing Series: Ready, Set, Go!.

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Book club fun (link)

Here’s a fun way to hold a book club meeting and give a book talk: Recipe for the Perfect Monday: Books, Friends and Cupcakes  



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Basic writing rules from Morgen Bailey’s writing blog (link)

I appreciate these reminders ’cause I lose track sometimes:

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World building (link)

Today I have a guest post on Nancy Pennick’s Summer Writing Series:

World Building

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Finding an artist (link)

This is a guest post from Mysti Parker’s blog:

“I’ve always loved having artwork to accompany my books, which dates back to when I used to read comics and manga. Art as a medium really interests me – but I myself can’t draw for toffee!…”:  The Art of Finding Artists by Dan Wright


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Joy’s ebooks

Remodeling: Buying and Updating a Foreclosure (non-fiction) is half price now on:  with this code: FN83G
How one woman bought and remodeled a foreclosure; it didn’t even have a kitchen sink!
My story (SF and fantasy) reprint collection, The Doorway and Other Stories, is also available on Kindle:

Hidebound (SF) is available on:  and
After Anfissa meets Ferenc, they flee to a planet where even the grass is deadly.
Pretty Pink Planet (SF) is available free on
Lori, an agent of SOESFOL, visits Prism to track down planet pirates and rescue aliens.
Hot Yellow Planet is available on:
In this Pretty Pink Planet sequel, Lori and Chiing continue their adventures.


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Pacing and semicolons (link)

Here’s a thought-provoking article by John Scalzi on the use–and overuse–of semicolons.  I confess that I also love semicolons, but now I’ll be more careful:  Pacing…

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