Author Archives: mtnwriter77

About mtnwriter77

I, like so many others, am a novelist struggling for recognition. In Her Mother's Shoes was published in June - available through Amazon, B&N and iPad, e-book (only $2.99!) as well as paperback. Autumn Colors was my first. Right now I'm working on a third novel, currently titled Transitions. My writings are mostly women's fiction, but Transitions takes a step into science fiction, with a romantic twist. My website is, currently under re-construction. Come visit me in December 2014!

The Pleasure of Reading

Originally posted on charles french words reading and writing:
I have spent the majority of my time on this blog writing about writing, so I thought I would address the most fundamental and most important part of this experience with…

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Some of you may recall a recent post of mine when I described my experience with a scathing critique of my newly completed novel. And actually deep-sixed the novel since it seemed unredeemable, based on the extent of the criticisms. … Continue reading

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I was so proud of myself yesterday. As you read this, keep in mind that I am not young. Social media and all its options do not come naturally to me, as I wasn’t raised on them. I embarked on … Continue reading

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Infographically Explained: Should You Self-Publish or Go Traditional?

Originally posted on Publishing Insights:
? The Write Life publishes an infographic to help authors decide whether they should pursue self-publishing or follow the path of traditional publishing. In a discussion of this infographic, Mutterings of a Fantasy Writer refers to July 2014 Author Earnings Report which…

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The Promises of Spring

         On this relatively mild, sunny March day (mid-thirties), after an obnoxiously long and brutally cold/snowy winter, I can’t stop daydreaming about flowers and butterflies and spring and the warmth of summer to come. Yes, there still are several feet of snow … Continue reading

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Socialized Media

Originally posted on Glass Cases:
One of the most common questions I get from non-publishing friends is “Why do you have so many Twitter followers?” I get this from publishing friends too, I guess. The answer is, I don’t know.…

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All my life I’ve dreamed of the day when I would be free to write full time. Fitting writing in around working more than full time and juggling home and family was a challenge. And more times than not, writing … Continue reading

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