Writing Through Chaos #writingadvice #TaraLain

Hi all —  I just hit 50,000 words on a new book. I will admit, this book will need more editing and revision than most of my books do after first draft, but i should explain. I’ve spent the last two months living in a hotel with my honey and a dog, the...

How to Write a Lot of Words. #amwriting

Hi and Happy New Year! You may know that in addition to writing 5 or 6 novels a year, I still have a day job. I’m a partner in a marketing communications agency. I work 3 full days in my company and then have 4 full days to write. Of course, that makes 7 days,...

How This Author Get’s It All Done

Hi– I recently had some folks ask me about my daily schedule and life so i jotted it down. Here’s what it looks like: Like many writers, I work full-time at another job as well. In fact, I own my job. I’m a partner in a small ad/PR firm which I helped...

Avoiding Premature or Delayed Beginnings — The Dreaded Hook

Hi everyone–Every author has their nemesis when it comes to constructing a book. For many people, it’s the infamous saggy middle where the action drops off after a furious introduction. Some writers can’t end the damned book to save their lives.  I...