Author Archives: pamelagibson

Curing Imposter Syndrome

Last month I talked about imposter syndrome, the feeling some of us get when we’re successful, but don’t really think we deserve it. I also said there’s a cure, but it isn’t an easy one. Dr. Valerie Young, an expert … Continue reading

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Imposter Syndrome: What is it?

Today I’m talking about “imposter syndrome.” It might be a tad dry and you probably won’t like it so you can delete this post right now. That, my friends, is “imposter syndrome.” Imposter syndrome is when you make excuses in … Continue reading

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Writing the Book of Your Heart

As writers, we’re told not to write to the market, but to write what we know, what we love. It’s safer, they say, because markets change quickly. What’s popular today might have waned by the time our book comes out. … Continue reading

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Auto Draft

When Life Kicks You in the Teeth What’s that saying? People plan, God laughs? Four years ago, almost to the day, my life changed forever. I was up early in the morning, preparing to take over a Facebook page I … Continue reading

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Twit, Twaddle, Twistical—It’s in the Timing

I’ve been writing in the Regency world lately, that time when George the IV of England was the Prince Regent while his father slipped into madness. But alas, while producing a 400-page manuscript, words often find their way in that … Continue reading

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Write a Better Book: Is it a Myth or a Must

Authors get a lot of advice. Friends, relatives, bloggers, other authors all have something to say. Some of the advice is worth keeping. Some is not. I’m an author and I am not here to tell anyone what to do. … Continue reading

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Brain Dead and Other Ailments

By Pamela Gibson Anyone who’s ever had to write a book, a report, a poem, a speech—you name it—can remember a time when the words would not come. On those days the blank page stares back like a face in … Continue reading

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Selected Insights from Julia Quinn

I write historical romance and Regencies have long been one of my favorite genres. Over the years, I’ve sat through several presentations at in-person conventions, learning different perspectives from some of my favorite authors. Here are a few I recently … Continue reading

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Playing Not-So-Innocent Games

Authors love to interact with readers and one of the most common ways is to post a game on our Facebook page, or Fan page, and encourage everyone to play. It’s sometimes silly and we can like or laugh with … Continue reading

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Excuse Me, Where is the Restroom?

Decades ago—and I do mean decades—I wrote local histories for publishers like Windsor, Donning, American Historical Press, and Arcadia. The nice people in their publicity departments arranged for me to appear at book signings at places like county fairs, Costco, … Continue reading

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