My Writing Process

A couple days ago, I told you a bit about my editing process, so now I guess I should tell you about my writing process. This is a more difficult post to write because the process is more involved. I’m going to try to summarize it, though. I tend to go through five steps, though… More My Writing Process

My Editing Process

When you think about editing, I’m sure you imagine the proverbial red pen, bleeding all over the page. Right? Although the red pen still, undoubtedly, has its place, things have changed quite a bit. I would say 99% of my editing is done on the computer. I use a PC, so I use Microsoft Word.… More My Editing Process

Am I Published?

If you’ve been on this blog any at all, you know the answer to this. The short answer: Yes. The long answer: Yes, and I have 10 books (including 2 novels and a book of poems), 3 short ebooks, and 3 short stories available under Jen Nipps (nonfiction) and Kat O’Reilly (fiction). I have another… More Am I Published?

Researching Books

This could probably go into an FAQ section. A lot of times, I’m asked how much research do I do for my books. The easy answer is: It depends on the book. Some require more research than others do. Here’s the thing. I like to research things. I can easily get lost in Google searches… More Researching Books

Book Review: How to Market a Book Someone Besides Your Mother Will Read

I met Tierney James a couple years ago at a writers’ conference. Recently, I learned she had a book about marketing. Since that is something I am working on, I thought I would get it and check it out. Let me tell you, it’s worth every single penny! A few days ago, I called a… More Book Review: How to Market a Book Someone Besides Your Mother Will Read