Five Ways to Become a Successful Author

by Loretta C. Rogers

As part of SSRA’s Five Year Anniversary, National/International Bestselling Author Loretta Rogers, provides some history on the creation of SSRA, and also shares five great ideas that might just help us all become successful authors. Thank you, Loretta!

Boogie Writes: War of the Goal-Makers

by Jennifer Taylor

Do you have trouble balancing your writing life with your personal or business life? This month’s Boogie Writes finds Jennifer Taylor attempting to do just that. Perhaps she has the secret that will help us all find our own writer’s balance. Read on!

A Dear John for Butt Glue

by SSRA Blog Contributor

Tiffani Lynn writes a “Dear John” letter to our SSRA mascot, Butt Glue. Tiffany describes their tender relationship and sadly laments how their passion came to an inevitable sticky end.

Carol Megge Discusses “Finding Character”

by SSRA Blog Contributor

Carol Megge provides us an interesting perspective into what Samuel Johnson has taught her about writing. Based on ideas presented by Mr. Johnson, Carol has discovered our own fictional heroes, heroines and villains have weaknesses and flaws they must conquer, or at least realize, in order to change. In romances these changes ensure an HEA ending. This blog promises to stir your own thoughts about conquering weaknesses.

Butt Glue Love Affair – Not!

by Loretta C. Rogers

Not to be outwitted by a very sneaky bottle of Butt Glue, Loretta Rogers relates how she outsmarted the fiendish white bottle of goop that almost refused to let her go!

NaNoWriMo is upon us!

by Dylan Newton

Yes, it’s November and the smell of printer ink and pencil lead is in the air. What? Can’t smell it? Breathe deeply–it’s NaNoWriMo time! Those of you that know me are aware that I got my first publishing contract thanks to National Novel Writing Month (aka NaNoWriMo). It was back in 2007, and I’d already written (and […]

The Writers Inner Toolbox

by SSRA Blog Contributor

Michael Ditchfield asks the question, are you happy with what you’ve accomplished so far as a writer? If not, Michael shares some inspirational words to help push us all to the next level, and reminds us… we are all winners!

Dialogue and Action Tags

by SSRA Blog Contributor

Today, Michael Ditchfield gives us his perspective on the use of dialogue tags. Join us as Michael discusses how not to overuse those two pesky words, “said” and “asked”.