CREATE MEMORABLE CHARACTERS
Her grandchild’s first steps. Her son-in-law’s final days. The choices she makes will determine her family’s fate. After her second grandbaby’s birth, Colleen Gallagher puts life on hold to lend a helping hand. But when she arrives at her daughter’s out-of-state home, she’s surprised to discover that it’s not just the newborn who’s in need […]
MacDonald applies insight, power, and delicacy to create characters between whom the psychic space virtually sizzles.–Kristine Morris
– Foreword Reviews
In her collection of twelve brilliantly-written short stories, MacDonald explores the pain and beauty of human relationships. MacDonald’s writing is raw and visceral, creating a strong emotional connection between her characters and the reader.
– US Review of Books
With elegant prose enlivened by shards of mean humor, MacDonald captures how hard it is to love or trust, at home or abroad.
– Kirkus Reviews
by Marylee MacDonald in General
Self-published authors who wonder how to find readers for their books can learn a lot from these four internet gurus: Mark Dawson, Nicolas Stephenson, Joseph Michael Nicoletti, and Bryan Cohen.
by Haley Belinda in Ten Questions
In this column I’m asking subscribers to share their knowledge about writing, publishing, and marketing their books. I’m calling it “Ten Questions.” Thank you, Haley Belinda, for allowing us to share in your excitement about your new book release, Amelia’s Autumn Trail.–Marylee MacDonald Haley Belinda’s Author Tip: “The most important lesson I learned is to […]
by Marylee MacDonald in For Beginning Writers
Scene and summary are the key building blocks of any novel. Some novelists devote more of their page count to scenes. Other writers use fewer scenes and more summary. Sometimes, publishers want writers to cut a book’s length, and writers are forced to compress moments in the tale when they might have wanted to let […]