Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Week of the Writer: Guest Post on Melinda Collins' Muse, Rant, Rave

Melinda Collins, a wonderfully talented writer and a person I'm lucky to call a friend, is holding  "Week of the Writer" on her blog. Each day, she features another guest blogger to share a snippet of the writing journey. And Wednesday, ironically enough for Writer Wednesday, is my post. Here you can find my article about A Writer's Life: The Art of Saying "No".

I'll be updating the blog all this week to give you the rundown on the other writers featured and their wonderful posts. I hope you will explore their articles and find out more about these exceptional writers.

Week of the Writer Schedule

The week comes to an end. I'm so happy to have shared the virtual blogging sphere with these talented people. Thank you again to Melinda Collins for bringing together these wonderful writers and letting me be a part of it.

Friday features S. P. Sipal's list of how you can learn to be a better writer from Harry Potter, Top 10 Tips of Writing I Learned from Studying JK Rowling.She is a master of analysis when it comes to Rowling's world. Her blog is filled with advice for aspiring writers.

Thursday features Lisa Gail Green's inspiring article on Knowing Why You Write.It's more than the simple urge to write or the need to write, it is about remembering the WHY behind your writing. I adore her description on the feeling of being thunderstruck with an idea.

Wednesday features me. See above.

Tuesday features Jamie Gold's take on the Writing Craft: How Do I Love Thee. She reminds us that the writing process is simpler than we think. It's about whatever works! I love her fresh attitude to the craft and the refusal to fit into a box.

Monday features Melinda Collins' breakdown of her Why and How of Writing: 80% Pantser, 20% Plotter, 100% Heart. She gives some great insight into her process and a heartfelt list of why she writers.


  1. Sounds like fun, I'll have to check it out.

  2. Hi, Tina! I'm in your Paranormal Romance group. I look forward to getting to know you through your blog. :)

  3. Hi Carrie! A pleasure to meet you. I'm a HUGE fan of Paranormal Romance and love to write the genre as well. My works often straddle the line between Paranormal Romance and Urban Fantasy. How about yours?

  4. Thank you so much Tina!! -- for both the kind words and for joining me in the "Week of the Writer"!

    It's been so much fun to share information on our writing process and tips with everyone! I've especially enjoyed yours since saying 'no' is something I've really struggled with. I'm one of those who thinks she's Superwoman and can get everything done. LOL! :)

  5. I wish this wasn't the first week back to school! It's been crazy and I really have to catch up... I SHALL GO DO THAT NOW! ;D Thanks for the comment btw. It's nice to "see" you!

  6. Hi Melinda and Lisa. Thanks for your comments. I'm having a lot of fun and learning a bunch this week. You guys rock! :D

  7. Hi Tina, I'm a fellow campaigner in the Adult - All Genres group. I am so intrigued by the links you shared in this post. I must check a few of them out right now!

  8. Hello Tina, I'm a fellow campaigner in the urban fantasy group. Nice to meet you! :)

  9. Hi campaigners! Nice to meet all of you. Please check out Melinda Collins and all of the writers she's brought together this week. If you are not following them already, I highly encourage you add them to your blog list.