I give writing workshops, presentations, or when I’m selling my books at
various events, afterwards folks often stay to share with me their desire to write. And more times
than not, they follow up with reasons why they don’t.
once had a neighbor tell me that when he found the perfect leather notebook and
vintage fountain pen, then he’d begin to write his memories. Many wannabe
writers tell me they are waiting to retire before they begin writing; waiting until their kids are
in school or have grown up and left home; waiting until they can turn the spare
bedroom into an office; waiting until a particular relative has passed over to
the other side so the true family story can be told.
have to bite my tongue to keep from saying, “If you really wanted to write, you
would.” However, those words don’t help much. Instead, a little encouragement
and some simple advice can jump start ones creativity. And if that doesn’t do it, they can always eat cake.
new cookbook has just been released in time for the holidays. Bake, Love, Write:105 Authors Share Dessert
Recipes and Advice on Relationships and Writing, edited by Lois Winston,
and romance writers sharing not only their favorite recipes for fabulous cakes,
pies, cookies, candy, and more, they also share the best advice they’ve ever
received on love and WRITING.
author, Elizabeth John, offers great advice to those who want to write but don’t,
and to those who write but often became sidetracked. Here’s her advice in a
your butt in the chair.
the 10-minute solution.
Bake, Love, Write, Elizabeth
eloquently elaborates on each point. She also shares advice on maintaining a
lasting and loving relationship and her dessert for one of the most tasty Apple
To read more, check out Bake, Love, Write. Available on Amazon
in print and on Kindle.
John’s love of reading and writing began in her early childhood and blossomed
throughout her teenage years. Her first real job was working in a library, and
it was there that the cover of a gothic romance intrigued her. She read it and
has been hooked on romances ever since. Elizabeth has
published many newspaper and magazine articles and several short stories. For a
few years, she enjoyed writing ceremonial resolutions for her state’s senators
and assembly members. When she’s not penning contemporary romances and
romantic suspense novels, she’s teaching elementary school children how to read
and write. Admittedly, she’s a TV and movie
junkie and has noble intentions to practice yoga daily. Her day job, family, and writing life keep her busy! In her spare time,
she can be found walking her dogs, sharing a meal with friends, gardening, or
relaxing at the beach with her nose in a good book.
authors include: Brenda Novak, Lois Winston, Debra Holland, Dale Mayer, Shelley
Noble, Caridad Pineiro, Diana Orgain, Lisa Verge Higgins, Lynn Cahoon, Jasmine
Haynes, Jan Carol, Meg Bellamy, Bobbi Chukran, Melissa Keir, Amy Gamet, Kristy
Tate, Terry Shames, Barbara Phinney, Kitsy Clare, Raine English, Cathryn Cade,
Haley Whitehall, Shilpa Mudiganti, Melinda Curtis, Jessa Slade, Jill Blake,
Daryl Devore, Molly MacRae, Elizabeth Rose, Helena Fairfax, Lourdes Venard,
Jessica Aspen, Maegan Beaumont, Kay Kendall, Elizabeth John, Victoria Adams,
Cyndi Pauwels, Alice Loweecey, June Shaw, Donnell Ann Bell, T. Michelle Nelson,
Nina Milton, Pam DeVoe, Skye Taylor, Conda V. Douglas, Pepper Phillips, Judy
Alter, Cadence Denton, Lesley Diehl, Erin Farwell, Regan Walker, Kaye Spencer,
Barbara Monajem, Kathleen Kaska, Catherine Kean, Rose Anderson, Suzie Tullett,
Deborah Hughes, Cynthia Luhrs, Judy Baker, Alicia Dean, Leslie Langtry, Janis
Susan May, Mitzi Flyte, Ruby Merritt, Renee D. Field, Kathryn Quick, Susan
Cory, Judy Penz Sheluk, Kay Manis, Kathryn Jane, Debra Goldstein, E. Ayers,
Chantilly White, Sloan McBride, Triss Stein, Ana Morgan, Adele Downs, L.C.
Giroux, Pamela Aares, Nancy Warren, Barbara Lohr, J.J. Cook, Lynn Reynolds,
Cori Arnold, B.V. Lawson, Lynn Franklin, M.L. Guida, Irene Peterson, Sue
Viders, Liese Sherwood-Fabre, Susan Santangelo, Sheila Seabrook, Elaine
Charton, Sharleen Scott, Kathy Bennett, Jody Payne, Reggi Allder, Ashlyn Chase,
Beverley Bateman, Susan Lohrer, Donis Casey, Barbara Leavy, Stacy Juba, Karen
Now an Amazon bestselling cookbook!