Saturday, December 26, 2009

Free e-Books!

ManyBooks offers free mysteries , children's books, and many more titles. You can do a search by author, title or category. A super resource!

Learning to Be a Writer

Recently, I was asked how I learned to write for publication.  The answer, so far, is by reading books. Here is a list of books I've read and recommend:

Here are some books I am reading or going to read:

Friday, December 25, 2009

What's next?

I've finished my college degree, finally; so now it's time to get to work! My immediate goal is to finish my new Web site, How To Homeschool Today. I hope to make this a helpful resource for homeschoolers all over the country.

Next, I'll continue to write educational products and magazine articles, as well as reviews of books, educational products and iPhone apps.

Eventually, I want to write a mystery. I'm looking into taking a fiction writing course to help me with this, as I have no idea how to write fiction. I'm sure I'll need a traditional publisher for this type of work. In preparation, I'm looking into online classes such as Christian Writer's Guild, Writer's Online Workshops, or Gotham. Anyone out there have any experience with any of these? I'd love to hear your experiences. Email me at

I'm also going to try to get involved in a writer's group. I'm a member of several, but haven't had time to really get involved. I'm looking forward to that.

In the meantime, I'm reading lots of books on writing. I'll add reviews here as I can.

Whatever is in store for me, I look forward to learning more about the writing profession and sharing what I learn.