The Eyes are the window to our… P.O.V.

(drawings are mine) (photo found on editing-writing.com) P.O.V. when writing, stands for Point Of View. Many years ago when I joined my first critique group, I was lucky and grateful that the amazing Janette Rallison happened to be in my local chapter. She has written over twenty fabulous and award winning novels. Teaching point of…

My interview with “The Newest Novelist”

Originally posted on The Newest Novelist:
I’ve just been in touch with the lovely Tara Mayoros, author of the newly-released novel, Broken Smiles. It’s always exciting to me when an author publishes her first book, but when it’s an author I know personally, I want to jump up and down for joy! I met Tara…

Falling for the ‘Bad Boy’ and writing to tell about it.

Normally, I wouldn’t divulge all of my secrets on how to write a bad boy, but I have had quite a few people contact me personally for information on how to create more attraction between a main character and a ‘bad boy’ character. I love writing these characters! They are so complex. Their character arc…

Info Dumping

Last month while I was at a critique group, before I began to read my chapter out loud, I asked for them to look for Info Dumps. When I was finished I asked if anyone noticed any. Each person shook their head and said no. Phew, my little plan worked. I had actually inserted a ton…

Whip It Into Shape

It only took me around eight months to write my novel Broken Smiles. It took me three years to edit the same novel. Yes it was my first book that I finished to the end, and part of that was the submission process, but towards the end, before I signed the contract, I was ready…

Thankful

During this weekend of Thankfulness and full heart, I reflect on what I am most grateful. The things which fill me with immeasurable joy are my husband, children, family, and friends. I know I can be a selfish creature, artists usually are. I have had many discussions at length about how the life of an…

“Eight Birds for Christmas” is only $.99!

BUY LINKS FOR MY BRAND NEW NOVELLA EIGHT BIRDS FOR CHRISTMAS Amazon US:  http://www.amazon.com/Christmas-Companion-Novella-Broken-Smiles-ebook/dp/B00PR3N962/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1416335434&sr=1-2 Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Christmas-Companion-Novella-Broken-Smiles-ebook/dp/B00PR3N962/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1416341410&sr=8-5&keywords=Eight+Birds+for+Christmas Kobo: http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/eight-birds-for-christmas Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/eight-birds-for-christmas-tara-mayoros/1120792055?ean=2940150641716 Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/494278 Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23586445-eight-birds-for-christmas

Cover reveal for Eight Birds for Christmas!!

Here is my cover for EIGHT BIRDS FOR CHRISTMAS!!! Release date is November 18th This heartwarming short novella is perfect for a cozy night sitting beside the fire. Here is a synopsis: A Holiday funeral sends Laidan into a dormancy of sadness. Holed up in her mother’s lake house with her best friend and her…

Catching Up with Tara Mayoros

I love doing interviews with other authors and bloggers. Here are some in-depth Q&A about my novel and the writing process. Thank you Dana R. Lynn!

Research Before the Internet – Interviews!

Often times I circle into a tornado of research. I love it! Hours later, I find my footing again and tackle writing armed with dizzying details to help breathe more life into my story. I remember as a child interviewing my Grandmother for a school report. As I sat with her for hours and hours…