Category Archives: On Becoming a Writer

Interview with Karilyn Bentley, an author who writes Fantasy with a Touch of Funny! She tells us how she creates her wonderful characters.

E:  Today, we have the pleasure of welcoming an author who uses the tagline Fantasy with a Touch of Funny — Karilyn Bentley!  Karilyn is here to answer some questions I posed her about how she develops her characters. I … Continue reading

Posted in Fantasy, Interviewing authors, New Book Release, On Becoming a Writer | Tagged , , , , | 5 Comments

Interview with Amy Jarecki, Multi-Award winning and Amazon All-Star author, discussing elements of crafting a novel

E: Thank you for joining Booktalk with Eileen today. Amy Jarecki is one of my favorite authors as readers will note if they use the sidebar in the blog to type your name into ‘Looking for a particular review, author … Continue reading

Posted in Highland Romance, Highland Stories, Historical Romance, Interviewing authors, Novel Development, On Becoming a Writer | Tagged , , , | 4 Comments

My Big Takeaway From Studying Crafting Dialogue is…

A lot hinges on good dialogue.  If it sucks, your story will. This is the last blog I’ll be posting on crafting dialogue.  It has been a very pleasant part of my journey.  I never realized how much a writer … Continue reading

Posted in Book Reviews, On Becoming a Writer | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Dialogue from the point of view of Valerie Gilbert, narrator, musician, actress and mystic–a gifted individual.

Valerie Gilbert is the author of four books on personal growth, magic and mysticism, Raving Violet, Memories, Dreams & Deflections, Swami Soup, and Brilliance Brewing and the narrator of 127 audiobooks on Audible. She is currently writing her 5th book … Continue reading

Posted in Guest Audiobook Narrator, Interviewing authors, Novel Development, On Becoming a Writer, Valerie gilbert | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

Interview with Best-Selling Author of 80 + Books — Elizabeth Rose

If you haven’t met this author here is a quick bio: Elizabeth Rose is the bestselling author of 80 books and counting. She writes medieval, historical, contemporary, paranormal, and western romance. She is an amazon all-star, and a multi-time award … Continue reading

Posted in Elizabeth Rose, Interviewing authors, Medieval Romance, Novel Development, On Becoming a Writer | Tagged , | 2 Comments

ON WRITING: A MEMOIR OF THE CRAFT by Stephen King ~ easy-to-read. Its shortness is deceptive. Full of great advice and pointers! Join me in my journey of learning to write a novel.

Continuing my quest to learn all about the craft of writing, I picked up a book recommended to me by Diana Cosby, written by Stephen King.  I knew him as a great writer, but now I feel I almost know … Continue reading

Posted in Book Reviews, Memoir, Novel Development, On Becoming a Writer | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

Internationally Best-Selling Author Diana Cosby Discusses the Craft of Dialogue Providing Examples From Her Own Writing

Many of you know I am on my own journey of learning how to write a good novel.  Through the years, I’ve read some wonderful stories and then some not.  When a story just can’t be put down, I want … Continue reading

Posted in Diana Cosby, Interviewing authors, Novel Development, On Becoming a Writer | Tagged , , | 8 Comments

Ever wonder just how a read is a great read? See what I’ve planned for next month.

I’m so excited to start another aspect of my blog—learning how to write a novel.  I’m doing it to help me and to help those who are interested in becoming good writers. It may also make reading more interesting because … Continue reading

Posted in Diana Cosby, Elizabeth Rose, Novel Development, On Becoming a Writer | Tagged , | 2 Comments

Diana Cosby drops by Booktalk with Eileen for a chat

Diana Cosby joins us today.  I’ve known this writer coming on four years.  My first blog post about Diana’s work was November 5, 2014. She’s been on Booktalk with Eileen many times.  I’m intrigued with how Diana got started writing.  … Continue reading

Posted in Featured Authors, Interviewing authors, On Becoming a Writer | Tagged , , , , , | 12 Comments

A Chat with Bestselling, Award-Winning Author Victoria Vane ~ with giveaway

I’m thrilled to have Victoria Vane share her thoughts on some questions I posed her.  I’m so happy to have you here, Victoria. Hi Eileen! Thanks so very much for having me on your blog!  How does a person who wants … Continue reading

Posted in Guest Authors, Interviewing authors, On Becoming a Writer, Victorian Romance, Western Romance | Tagged | 5 Comments