Reasons Why A Writer Might Be Obsessed With Pre-Ordering Certain Authors

Lately, I have become obsessed with pre-ordering my favourite author’s upcoming releases. I get excited about…

What’s Inside and Outside Your Metaphorical Wheelhouse?

While attending the Thrillerfest conference in June, I couldn’t help but notice the frequent use of…

The Obsessive List Approach: How to Write a Winning Short Story

Since being chosen as “one of the lucky ones” to be included in the anthology published…

7 Tips on “Putting Yourself Out There” at Writing Conferences

#5amwritersclub at Thrillerfest ~ Christine Clemetson, Ralph Walker & Lori Twining ​In June, I had the…

How to Plan a Productive Solo Writing Retreat

Sometimes, life is hard.  Your typical day can get so hectic that you barely have enough…

Writers & Artists Paying It Forward

Artwork by Birch Notes Creative; Photo credit ~ Lori Twining Above all else, writers should be…

A Writer’s Dream: An Island of Uninterrupted Time

Halls Island ~ Photo from HallsIsland [.ca] What is something every writer craves, besides an active…

When Is a Writer Considered Successful?

Lori Twining The definition of success: Success (the opposite of failure or defeat) is the status…

Shortlisted on Halloween

I MADE THE SHORTLIST! I’m using all caps because I’m shouting & dancing around my kitchen…

Mixing Solitude with the Camaraderie

Lori Twining ~ Coffee at Sunrise, Elmhirst’s Resort ​What writer wouldn’t love to disappear from their…

Accountability Partners: Are They Beneficial?

Accountability Partners: Colleen Winter & Lori Twining I have a simple goal: I want a writing…

Binge-worthy Podcasts for Writers

Lori Twining ~ Podcast Recommendations Some of my writing buddies have been struggling to find the…

Confessions from the Quilting Circle by Maisey Yates ~ Book Review

Confessions from the Quilting Circle   by Maisey Yates (Contemporary/Romance/Women’s Fiction/Mystery)  Publisher:  Harlequin Books |   Release Date:  May 4th,…

Be Audacious & Take the Risk

Lori Twining – #5amwritersclub On Monday, April 5th, I posted a blog about “Stepping Outside Your…

Stepping Outside Your Comfort Zone

Lori Twining ~ Pandemic Easter 2021 Today is Easter Monday. For some of us, that means…

She’s Too Pretty To Burn ~ Book Review

She’s Too Pretty To Burn   by Wendy Heard is a Contemporary YA Psychological Thriller novel with a…

Local Woman Missing ~ Book Review

Local Woman Missing   by Mary Kubica is a Psychological Thriller novel. Publisher:  Park Row Books  |   Release…

Life is Full of Surprises

IG Photo – @bookends_literary I have always said that life is full of surprises. ​You should…

Boosting Your Writing Productivity

Lori Twining ~ Writing during a pandemic is hard. Most writers struggle with finding writing time…

Fierce at Heart ~ Book Review

Fierce at Heart   (Kincaids of Pine Harbour #2)                is…

Conquering Your Writing Goals with a Strategic Plan

Let’s face it, 2020 was tough on some of us, if not all of us. ​I know…

The 4% Fix ~ Book Review

The 4% Fix   by Karma Brown is a Self-Help, Nonfiction book. Publisher:  Harper Collins  |   Release Date: …

Escaping the Rabbit Hole

What does the term “Rabbit Hole” refer to? And why would you want to escape it?…

One of the Secrets For Writing a Best Seller

This summer, I have been learning “how to edit” my first thriller novel (Commercial Fiction) with…

Shortlisted with Silver

It seems to be ANOTHER CAKE DAY! Hump Day or more commonly known as Wednesday is…