Fresh Pressed Posts2018-02-01T15:19:22+00:00

The Elusive Muse

Where is my muse today? Muse is a funny thing. It shows up at the most unexpected times particularly when a pen and paper aren’t handy -- Like during a shower or right before deep sleep invades at night. Writers have a love-hate relationship with the muse. Some of the most awesome ideas come from those times where muse is visiting. We love that. But other times, when the muse is hiding or just [...]

How to Write a Book

While I haven't mastered the topic of "How to Write a Book," I have learned a few things that I can share. Here's my how-to list: Read lots of books When you start rewriting the plot of those books in your head, then you know it's time for you to write your own book. Read lots of books Email your favorite author and ask him/her for tips on how to write a book. If [...]

By |May 17th, 2019|Categories: Kelly Scott|2 Comments

The Writer’s Life: The Easy Life by Karin Beery

I’m a couple of days late with this post, but for good reason. I’ve been sick as a dog for a week now. I thought for sure it would come and go in a couple of days, but this is Day 7 now and I sound like a frog. This hasn’t been good for my writing (don’t tell my agent, but when I get sick like this, the first thing I cut from my [...]

Hello, Goodbye: Changing Seasons

So, I want to start out by saying that writing for the Romance Readers’ Café has been a joy. It has stretched me as a writer and gave me a deadline every month—which I sometimes missed! But it gave me a chance to write about the things that were on my mind and heart in regard to writing, reading, and whatever else I loosely tied to the two! And I appreciate the opportunity to [...]

Procrastination – Why wait?

I am a planner and a list maker. If there is a timed event, I will arrive early because I do not like being late. Checking things off a list gives me a rush. I was the kid who did my homework during lunch break so that I would have less to do when I got home. And on those days when I managed to get ALL of my homework done before the end [...]

Why Writers Need Community

Writing is a lonely job. It requires your seat in the chair and your eyes trained on that blank page. But what happens when you have a question? Such as "What's a typical guy reaction to a bad first date?" Well, you can consult the internet or you can connect with other authors via social media. I love that I can ask a question or seek encouragement from someone in Pennsylvania yet feel they are [...]

By |April 12th, 2019|Categories: Kelly Scott|1 Comment