Dialects Can Be Tricky

When writing about a certain people group or time period, it is important for authors to know the rules of their characters' dialect. Many suggest not using dialect at all to avoid making mistakes and potentially offending native speakers, but ignoring dialect...

8 Reasons Every Author Should Sell Paper Books

I know there are many great reasons to own an e-reader, but here are even better reasons for authors to continue selling printed books. Tangibility. People like things they can touch and feel. Most consumers do not carry their e-readers to every networking event or...

Reaching Even One

Many years ago, I volunteered to direct the children's orchestra at my church. I was not the best person for the job, to be sure, but I was the willing one. I simply love music and wanted to give the children who didn't want to sing or dance a way to participate in...

Golf: Making Connections with God and People

This weekend I attended an event called God, Golf and Girls. It was an amazing time with women who truly believe in serving God and others, helping each other succeed, and using golf to make important connections. God, Golf and Girls is an annual golf retreat hosted...

Let Me Introduce Myself

My name is Michelle Watson, born Michelle Lee Thomas in Springfield, Missouri. I am a wife, mother, and grandmother. I work at home and run my own company from my bonus room at the back of our garage. Because my daughter and granddaughter live with us, I get to spend...