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The Cutting Floor: Wind in the Wires Outtakes by Janet Chester Bly

Today’s guest blogger is Janet Chester Blywho is the widow of award-winning western author Stephen Bly. She will share her experience with cutting scenes from her lastest novel, Wind In The Wires, to make the story better. Cutting scenes is not easly. Writers get attached to their favorite scenes or creative ideas and want them to remain in […]


Book Alert – A Way To Be In The Know

Everyone likes to know when a deal is available. If you love antiques, you are intrigued by yard and estate sales. If you’re a fan of steaks, you fly to the grocers who have great steak sale. If you love to buy clothing or shoes, guess what you look for. 20% and 30% off. The […]

An Old-Fashioned Christmas Collection

Christmas: Moments To Remember

Most of us are too young to remember these wonderful old days, but our grandmothers or great grandmothers will. These were the times of small towns, community, and people caring for people. At Christmas it meant chopping down a Christmas tree and decorating it with many homemade ornaments, such as: stringed popcorn or cranberries, adorned […]

Blue Frog Bookstore

Let’s Talk About Book Signings

I gave up booksigning a few years ago when I realized that even though I sold books, the time it took to prepare for the signing and the time spent watching readers dodge my booksigning table was hardly worth the hours away from writing. I enjoyed meeting readers, and I had followers who showed up […]

Curwood Castle built in 20s by novelist James curwood

Do You Research Your Setting?

I have learned over time if I want to write real I need to visit the location of my novels if I’m using a real location. Creating a fictitious location is easier, but you’ll find bonuses in writing about real places. The first bonus is visiting a town that you have never been to or […]

TreasuresofherHeart LD

Novel Proposals That Didn’t Sell

Although you love a story idea and can’t believe your editor will pass on it, sometimes it happens. This novel was one of them. I had called it a different name, but today Treasures of Her Heart will be available very soon. We all have them, and I will admit some of the first might […]

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Catch Us if You CAN: Spring Scavenger Hunt – Has Ended & Winners Listed

Catch Us if You CAN: Spring Scavenger Hunt! STOP #1 Gail Gaymer Martin’s Blog at The CAN Scavenger Hunt has officially ended but don’t stop now  You have another chance to win a free authorgraphed novel. I will leave the link up for a couple of days so you can still enjoy some of […]

Print-Open Door & True Riches

Confession of a Once Anti-Independent Publishing Novelist

I was once anti-indendent publishing but not anymore. A few years ago, I swore I would never self-pubish a novel. I had been blessed with a traditional contract within a year of submitting, and I had what I will call an “attitude.”  To me self-published novels were inferior, written by people who were so desperate […]

The Firefighter's New Family

The Firefighter’s New Family – by Gail Gaymer Martin

  The Firefighter’s New Family is available in stores at the end of December but it can be preordered now through most online book stores. This is Book #2 in the Sisters Series (Book #1 Her Valentine Hero) A tornado may have left Ashley Kern injured beneath a fallen tree, but it’s her rescuer who […]


The last post covered the Sanguine personality and temperament. This week you will learn more detail on the Choleric Temperament. Though many personality studies have been occurred over the years, but one that has lasted is the Greco-Roman theory of the Four Temperaments as described below. More modern versions have basically been created with this […]