Write What You Know

As writers, we draw bits and pieces from real life experiences and people we know to enhance our fiction. The feel of sand between our toes, the sting of a scrape on our knee, or the taste of Grandma’s fresh baked apple pie can be used to bring the reader along on the journey that is our story. Even if you haven’t had the exact experience, you’ve most likely had one that’s generated a specific feeling or emotion that can bring your story alive for the reader.

Finding My Voice

As an adoptive mother, I am curious about pregnancy and birth, and often find myself perusing Birth Faith. I find Lani’s writing down-and-dirty honest. She has educated me about experiences I will never have because of infertility, and helped me see how my own motherhood experiences are similar to other moms’. Over the past several years, her writing has made me cry, laugh, and sit slack-jawed.

Just Ella Giveaway Winner

Check your email, Jan Farnworth – because you are our randomly drawn and lucky winner. Congratulations!

Thanks again to Annette for visiting, and thanks to all of you who participated. If you want to congratulate Jan, head on over to her website at http://jrsbookreviews.wordpress.com/ I hope this means we’ll see a Just Ella review in the near future.

Giveaway Winner

If you didn’t win today, don’t despair – there will be more giveaways in the future. Plus, this is still your lucky day because Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi have done it again… and again. They have announced a DOUBLE book release scheduled for October 21st.