Southern Writers Magazine Suite T Blog

I was honored to be asked to write a post for the Southern Writers Magazine Suite T blog this week. For those of you who haven't seen it, I've reblogged it here. Please go over and read some other blog posts - actually explore the whole site. It's a wonderful place to promote your book. You even have an opportunity to post an audio excerpt from your book and showcase your book trailer. My audio excerpt is at Take Five and my book trailer is at Must Read TV. Also find out about guest posting here.   Writing to Heal and Save Lives   By Madeline Sharples   I aspired to be a writer since grade school, and by the time, I was in high school I was determined to be a journalist. Working on the high school newspaper made me even more determined. As it turned out, I attended the University of Wisconsin School of Journalism and took all the courses necessary for the degree. However, I transferred to the University of California at Los Angeles for my senior year because of … [Read more...]

A couple of busy weeks

My writing life is becoming very busy these days. This week I'll be featured on three websites:    Today my post on revision and editing is featured on She Writes where I urge writers to Make the Decision to Do the Hard Work Before You Start to Write a Book. I learned the hard way during the time I wrote and revised my memoir, so now I'm following a long arduous edit and revision process for my novel. On Wednesday June 5, I'll have a post about writing as healing up on Southern Writes Magazine's Suite T blog. Here's the link though I'll remind you again on Wednesday. In the meantime, go over and look at my book trailer on their Must Read TV site and listen to me read a five-minute excerpt from Leaving the Hall Light On, on Take Five, presented by Southern Writers magazine. On Friday June 7, I'm so excited to be a guest on Laura Dennis' The Adaptable (Adopted) Expat Mommy blog. She gave me some tough questions to answer, and I hope you'll come over and join in the c … [Read more...]