Bookish Musings

Southern Book Affairs

Eleanor & Harry: Award-Winning Short Story

The Light and Dark of Writing (and Reading) Romantic Suspense

Why BU Won’t Go AI

Where Do “Novel” Ideas Come From?

How Books Help You Ease Your Worry

Why Writing Your Life Story Matters

The Great Escape: How Books Help You Stay Sane

My Eat, Pray, Love, Year of Writing Fiction

My James Patterson Encounter

How Writers Support One Another

Author Insights: The Books That Started It All

Nobody Washes Dishes in a Suspense Thriller: Why I Love Cozy Mysteries

The Story of My Settings

Writing As Therapy

Celebrating December Holidays Through Books

5 Tips for Writing Stories that Give People Hope

Why Book Conferences Are Worth The Investment

Yoga For Writers

10 Exciting Writing Spots to Refresh Your Inner Muse

Storytelling: A Guest Post by Jen Braaksma

Is a Creative Career Calling You? 

5 Ways Kindness Boosts Your Success (And the Books that Will Show You The Way)

7 Ways To Lessen the Sting of Insults (And Books That Will Help)

Saying “No” and Letting Go 

Bright Books for When You’re Feeling Blue

The Power of Books

Fiction Friends Versus Fictional Friends

Create Lasting Conference Experiences

Are Writing and Reading Guilty Pleasures?

How Do I Pick The Books I Review?

5 Ways Reading Improves Your Brain Health

Why can’t these books be made into movies?

150 Books In A Year—Don’t Try This At Home

Don’t Close The Book On Libraries

Book Club Favorites

Something Old and Something New


Self-Compassion for The Reader and The Writer

A Bouquet of Colored Pencils and Other Gifts Creatives Love

What’s Fun For You? Reading—Guilt Free

I Double Dog Dare You! To Write The Next Bestseller

How Winter Holidays Can Help Us Make Heartfelt Changes

4 Ways Writing Improves Your Life

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