I can’t believe it’s been a year since I last posted. It’s not that I’ve been MIA and not publishing. It’s that I’m on a different website entirely – https://lizdurano.com so if you’d like to follow me there, please do! I also blog on that site more and the link to my blog is here.
Category Archives: A Writer Musing
Today, my Princess Leia, Carrie Fisher, passed away and there’s a deep heaviness in my heart for a part of my childhood that I just lost. I was ten when I knew I wanted to be as badass as Princess Leia. I wanted her sass (even though I didn’t know the word then) and her
It’s Children’s Book Week, “the annual celebration of books for young people and the joy of reading. Established in 1919, Children’s Book Week is the longest-running national literacy initiative in the country. Every year, commemorative events are held nationwide at schools, libraries, bookstores, homes–wherever young readers and books connect!” Do you remember the first book
Today, I’m talking about books, specifically, my third novel, A Collateral Attraction, and the importance of making sure you’ve got your best work out there, and if your gut feeling tells you it’s not your best, then listen. I wrote A Collateral Attraction last year for Harlequin’s So You Think You Can Write competition as
Finding Sam isn’t a lighthearted read. Sam has been through serious neglect and abuse from most of the people she should be able to trust, and she’d still struggling with a dangerous ex. There have been people in her life that helped her turn it around, but she’s lost them. The story is written in
Here’s what I believe happens when a writer begins her story with an authentically realized character (as opposed to one from central casting, formed out of the necessity to see a certain preordained action take place). If she allows him to take shape slowly on the page, if she resists the urge to make assumptions