April PANorama — Writing a Series

Dear Readers, It’s the last Sunday of the month, which means that it’s time for one of our chapter PAN members (PAN stands for Published Authors Network, a professional designation within RWA open to members who reach a certain level of sales) to visit the blog to share some of their wisdom and expertise. This month, Mary E. Thompson is here to give us her advice on writing a series.  Take it away, Mary! Writing a Series ~ By Mary E. Thompson Series has been a buzz word in romance for years. So much so that now, it’s just...

Writing is Hard. Why Do We Do It?

It’s the last Sunday of the month, which means that it’s time for one of our chapter PAN members (PAN stands for Published Authors Network, a professional designation within RWA open to members who reach a certain level of sales) to visit the blog to share some of their wisdom and expertise. This month, Mary E. Thompson is here to inspire us with some thoughts on why we write. Which for those of you who are striving to write 50,000 words this month, may feel like an extremely timely question.  Take it away, Mary! ~ By Mary E. Thompson Eight...

March PANorama – Time Savers for Writers In the Age of Social Media

Dear Readers, It’s the last Sunday of the month, which means that it’s time for one of our chapter PAN members (PAN stands for Published Authors Network, a professional designation within RWA open to members who reach a certain level of sales) to visit the blog to share some of their wisdom and expertise. This month, Veronica Forand is here to talk to us about making the most of our wriitng time.  Take it away, Veronica!  Time Savers for Writers In the Age of Social Media ~ By Veronica Forand Writing a book? Stay off social media to keep your...

February PANorama – Taking the Leap

Dear Readers, It’s the last Sunday of the month, which means that it’s time for one of our chapter PAN members (PAN stands for Published Authors Network, a professional designation within RWA open to members who reach a certain level of sales) to visit the blog to share some of their wisdom and expertise. This month, PJ Sharon is here to inspire us with some thoughts on “taking the leap.” Take it away, PJ! Taking the Leap ~ By PJ Sharon I can hardly believe that it was ten years ago that I completed my first manuscript. I remember...

January PANorama – Goal, Motivation & Conflict

Dear Readers, It’s the last Sunday of the month, which means that it’s time for one of our chapter PAN members (PAN stands for Published Authors Network, a professional designation within RWA open to members who reach a certain level of sales) to visit the blog to share some of their wisdom and expertise. This month, Samanthya Wyatt is here to inspire us with some thoughts on goal, motivation and conflict, otherwise known as GMC. Take it away, Samanthya! Goal, Motivation & Conflict ~ By Samanthya Wyatt I must admit, when I started writing I had no idea what GMC meant....

July PANorama – Fear of Failure…and Success

Dear Readers, It’s the last Sunday of the month, which means that it’s time for one of our chapter PAN members (PAN stands for Published Authors Network, a professional designation within RWA open to members who reach a certain level of sales) to visit the blog to share some of their wisdom and expertise. This month, Mellanie Szereto is here to inspire us with some thoughts on fearing both failure and success. Take it away, Mellanie!  Fear of Failure…and Success ~ By Mellanie Szereto Fear of Failure…and Success goes hand in hand with writer’s block. Writers tend to be artistically minded, and...

May PANorama – Write Faster, Write Better

Dear Readers, It’s the last Sunday of the month, which means that it’s time for one of our chapter PAN members (PAN stands for Published Authors Network, a professional designation within RWA open to members who reach a certain level of sales) to visit the blog to share some of their wisdom and expertise. This month, Maria Geraci is here to inspire us with some advice on writing fast and writing better. Take it away, Maria!  Write Fast, Write Better ~ By Maria Geraci There’s no right way to write a novel. There’s only your way. But what I...

April PANorama – The Things Authors Say

Dear Readers, It’s the last Sunday of the month, which means that it’s time for one of our chapter PAN members (PAN stands for Published Authors Network, a professional designation within RWA open to members who reach a certain level of sales) to visit the blog to share some of their wisdom and expertise. This month, Nancy Fraser is here to inspire us with some quotes on writing. Take it away, Nancy! The Things Authors Say ~ By Nancy Fraser  As authors, we often look to other writers for inspiration. I thought I’d share some of my favorite writing-related quotes....

March PANorama – The Myth of Balance

Dear Readers, It’s the last Sunday of the month, which means that it’s time for one of our chapter PAN members (PAN stands for Published Authors Network, a professional designation within RWA open to members who reach a certain level of sales) to visit the blog to share some of their wisdom and expertise. This month, Kristina Matthews is here to give us some advice about finding balance. Take it away, Kristina! The Myth of Balance ~ By Kristina Matthews A recent topic on one of the writing loops I belong to asked the question “how do you balance...

May PANorama: Female Friendships and Comedy

Dear Readers, It’s the fourth Monday of the month, which means that it’s time for one of our chapter PAN members (PAN stands for Published Authors Network, a professional designation within RWA open to members who reach a certain level of sales) to visit the blog to share some of their wisdom and expertise. This month, Maureen McGowen talks about the art of writing about female friendships. Take it away, Maureen! Female Friendships and Comedy ~ By Maureen McGowan The recent release of Something Borrowed and Bridesmaids got me thinking about the way that female friendships are portrayed in...

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