When Writing, Like Painting, Is A Naked Art

A few years ago, I did a large canvas painting using sketches of models from an art class I attended. At first, I didn’t know where I should go with it. I’m an okay, but not a particularly gifted painter, … Continued

Downcast Eyes: A World of Meaning

The heroine’s downcast eyes in Welcome Reluctant Stranger (Book 3, Between Two Worlds), tell you she’s deep in thought. Leilani’s gaze darted between Greg and Elise; then, with downcast eyes and a tremulous voice, she said, “There was so much … Continued

Welcome Reluctant Stranger: 5 ?s—Self-Publishing Review

Welcome, Reluctant Stranger! (Between Two Worlds Book 3), by E. Journey, is a touching story about a woman who must confront her family’s past. Leilani Torres, a psychologist, helps people heal. But can she heal herself? When she was only … Continued

Book Trailers: Harnessing their power for book promotion

Everyone is doing book trailers these days. So, why not jump on the bandwagon? Well, for one, having someone do book trailers for you can cost money. Money you may not have on your limited book promotion budget. But you … Continued

Book Blog Tour: Book Reviews for Hello, My Love

The best thing, so far, about the Virtual Book Blog Tour: Book Reviews for Hello, My Love. I find the feedback quite useful.  I’m changing the cover and have made a bit of revision  in one chapter based on these … Continued

The Place of Places in Stories

Places in stories can advance plot and show something about a character. Food and eating can (see Delectable Dishes) do the same.  In Hello, Greg invites Elise to his house presumably to see him in his “true element.”   When … Continued