Tomorrow we start National Novel Writing Month and we have one goal and one goal only: to write 50,000 words before midnight of Nov. 30th. If you want my advice, here it is: 1. Write in the voice that God gave you. Forget about grammatically correct sentences that would please your seventh grade English teacher… More How To Thrive in the Month of NaNoWriMo
Mary shares her revision/rewriting process.… More Eeeek! It’s “Frankenbook”! How I cut up my manuscript to create a better story.
Looming Murder: A Weaving Mystery is the first book in an ongoing cozy mystery series featuring Della Wright. She’s a likable heroine, who after enduring a public scandal in her corporate job, has put every last cent into her small business, Dream Weavers. One of my favorite aspects of the story were the friendships that… More In Between the Pages with Carol Ann Martin
“We have to be crazy to publish our writing for the world to see. Readers dont see the years of work, sacrifice, revisions, queries and rejections that a writer undertakes to complete and publish a book. What they know is that they paid some hard-earned cash for the book and it had better be good… More eBook Addict: Mary Castillo: On Negative Reviews
When I’m asked how I write novels, the only answer is I stick around long enough to see what happen next. Often the really good stuff comes to light well into the fourth, fifth or even the final draft of the book. For example, my outline for a new series set in Carmel has the… More In which stuff happens
I suck at spelling and grammar so this will be pinned in a prominent position: Infographic: 15 of the most avoidable language errors | Articles.