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Why We Love Awesome – What Workshops Can Teach You

Yesterday was the last session of the “For Theme’s Sake” workshop given by Mary and Teresa, awesome people. I cannot say enough about these two women. They cheer us, writer’s, with an enthusiasm that we all need. I love their willingness to teach authors and share their well of knowledge. I have had the pleasure of meeting other authors through this workshop and my critique group. We are all trying to find our best (writer) voice. It’s wonderful to kick around ideas and knowledge.  It’s a delight to be around people who have or are working towards a finished novel, it’s inspiring, educational and confident building.   I really enjoyed the workshop; the teachers, students and the content. I learned so much and am more confident as I aim to deliver a story that will keep my readers turning the page. Thank you Mary E. Knippel and Teresa LeYung-Ryan Please visit Teresa’s Blog: Writing Coach Teresa asks: “How do you hook your reader at the middle of your book?” “I, Diana Lynn, believe everyone deserves a rainbow…


Feeling Discouraged…. can I really do this?

  Over the weekend I went to a workshop with two wonderful editor’s, Mary Knipple and Teresa LeYung Ryan, great ladies and always positive. I printed out my manuscript for the workshop and what a thrill, to see it, as one, neatly stacked pile of paper. What wasn’t so thrilling was seeing how rough my manuscript is.  Then I was looking forward to editing this from the beginning. But…. I have to finish my ending (I’m still working on it). Why am I discouraged? I’m feeling overwhelmed with the knowledge that I don’t have enough knowledge. Will it come to me? Will it be too hard? Am I good enough? Then. I start thinking I should quit and wonder why I’m even trying. But… I so desperately want to finish my story and run through my draft and polish it with the knowledge I have. I will continue to educate myself and make edits to my draft. Why? Because I need to. I am thankful for my writing friends who gave me a much needed pep talk. “Every…


Bow and Arrow Pendant – Scent of a Husband

SCENT OF A HUSBAND “After a few minutes of fiddling with the lobster claw clasp Jenna finally secures the necklace, she gazes at her reflection. She reaches up and adjusts the sterling silver bow and arrow pendant embedded with pave diamonds. Tom gave this to her on their fifteenth  wedding anniversary. He said he must have been hit by one of Cupid’s arrows. It’s the only thing he could imagine happened to him when he rested he eyes on Jenna for the first time.”  

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When do you find time to write?

When do I find time to write? Anytime when my brain isn’t on shut down mode! Meaning not to tired to think 🙂 So I would call myself a “sneak it in” whenever I can, writer. I would love to say I have a routine like the advice given in blogs and books. Life is always calling. The clock is always ticking. I wish I had the luxury of having three hours of writing each day would be a luxury. I would write, then take a break for a snack, whether it’s breakfast or lunch. Do some social media and don’t forget to set a timer! We all know how cyberspace can suck us in. Then, get back to that writing goal. My time is never my own. I can sit down at my computer eager to write. So many things in my head and now I’m finally ready. “Crap! Only hours ago brilliance was running rapid in my head.” My fingers are poised ready to type and I have nothing -my brilliant words ran…

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Bow Stud Earrings – Scent of a Husband

SCENT OF A HUSBAND     “Jenna looks at her earring collection and rubs her naked earlobe. She sees one of her favorites, a gift from Blake and Logan, sterling silver bow stud earrings. Carefully with her new French tipped finger nails she pulls the earring back off the post then secures the stud in her ear.”    “I, Diana Lynn, believe that everyone deserves a rainbow and I inspire women to discover who they are.” “Like” Diana Lynn on Facebook

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