Mapping Your Novel with Scrivener and Scapple

Opinions vary quire a bit on the subject of outlining before writing. Some people prefer to create the world and then see where the characters take them. Some follow a very strict outline. I think I fall somewhere in between. My dear friend Lady Hawkeye discussed this matter in her post … Continue Reading →


Writing Advice: How Do You Separate the Good from the Bad?

Seeking Words of Wisdom I enjoy learning about various writing techniques and tips from other writers, especially those who have tried various methods and figured out what works best for them. Sometimes the advice I read comes through loud and clear (and it’s usually the common sense advice, like outlining … Continue Reading →


Florence Welch, Meet Jane Eyre: When Music and Literature Collide

For my audiophile writers out there, definitely add Florence + The Machine’s “Only If For A Night” to your writing playlist. I was driving one morning on my way to work when Florence and the Machine came up on a playlist I’d made the day before. I turned up the … Continue Reading →


Coming Soon to TLN!

  Greetings, ladynerders! We have a lot of great things planned for you lovelies this year, so read on to find out about some of what’s coming soon! More Variety – Broader Range of Topics In 2016, we focused a lot on writing. M.E. and Viv were polishing projects, querying agents, … Continue Reading →


Getting Published: News from the Trenches

  A few quick updates, my patient friends: I am currently on what we will call a “break” from querying. I still have a few query letters floating around in cyberspace, but I’m not actively sending out new ones for now. My reasoning is two-fold: 1) I have queried the bulk … Continue Reading →