Category Archives: Soul Mate Publishing

What's Your Core Story?

By Jeanine Englert I still remember when a person first asked me this years ago: “What’s your core story?” What? I remember blinking back at them full of the wild panic of knowing I had no idea what they meant … Continue reading

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The Beginning of the End

NaNoWriMo is coming to an end as I write my last SMP Author Blog post of 2019. But this year, I didn’t participate. Instead, I continued with my Happy 100s Facebook Group, and to date, I’ve logged 20,653 words on … Continue reading

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How My Writing Has Evolved Over The Last Decade

As I was doing my self-edits for Book 3, I was really struck by how my writing process has evolved over the last ten years, when I first was getting serious about writing. I wanted to spend a moment to … Continue reading

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Antagonists: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

This blog post is for the writers in the group, but readers, too, can relate because it is about one element that appears in most books: the antagonist. I recently attended a seminar called Writing on the Dark Side. The … Continue reading

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Red shoes magic

I have a pair of red shoes. When I put them on I feel like Dorothy. Remember her? She was the little girl in the Wizard of Oz. When she clicked her shoes together she was magical. Swept away by … Continue reading

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Need a character for your next story? Hop on the bus! Seriously, you can’t make this stuff up.

Some of us instigate, some of us irritate, some take the hits and remain standing, and some just take notes and enjoy the ride. Continue reading

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Giving Some Thanks – by Elle Hill

I woke up this morning in a foul mood. How dare morning come before I was ready? Do the neighborhood dogs ever stop barking? What had possessed me to leave dishes in the sink last night? How did I let … Continue reading

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