Do you write every day? Do you follow a writing schedule? Or do you write as the inspiration hits?
This week, we have author Linda Shenton Matchett discussing what happens when you commit to writing every day. Thanks for joining us, Linda!
Name: Linda Shenton Matchett
Genre: Historical (mystery)
Latest Novel: Murder of Convenience
Write every day (or as close to that as you can.) It’s my favorite tip because writing feeds my soul. I’m happiest when I’m writing, so the idea of doing it every day (even if it’s just one paragraph), excites me. In addition, I know that by writing every day, I am improving my work, keeping my “creative juices” active, and furthering my career by producing stories.
Follow your heart and write what you are passionate about. Don’t try to follow trends, because they will vaporize as quickly as they appear. Writing is a craft that requires study and practice. If you can afford it, attend conferences or take classes, but at a minimum read blogs and articles by successful writers. Most of all: keep writing, and don’t let the naysayers get you down.
May 1942: Geneva Alexander flees Philadelphia and joins the USO to escape the engagement her parents have arranged for her, only to wind up as the number one suspect in her betrothed’s murder investigation. Diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa, she must find the real killer before she loses her sight…or is convicted for a crime she didn’t commit.
Set in the early days of America’s entry into WWII and featuring cameo appearances from Hollywood stars, Murder of Convenience is tribute to individuals who served on the home front, especially those who did so in spite of personal difficulties, reminding us that service always comes as a result of sacrifice. Betrayal, blackmail, and a barrage of unanswered questions… Murder of Convenience is the first in Linda Shenton Matchett’s exciting new “Women of Courage” series.
Linda Shenton Matchett is an author, speaker, and history geek. A native of Baltimore, Maryland, she was born a stone’s throw from Fort McHenry and has lived in historic places all her life. Linda is a member of ACFW, RWA, and Sisters in Crime. She is a volunteer docent at the Wright Museum of WWII and a trustee for her local public
Connect with Linda on social media and her blog, and check out her latest release, Murder of Convenience.
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Thank you for joining us today, Linda and reminding us how important it is to keep writing every day, no matter how long we sit down to write.
Have a wonderful writing week and join us next Wednesday for another writing tip!