Several years ago, after writing and publishing my stories and meeting and working with other writers - budding and those who've been on the journey for years like me - while helping to run our family-owned business, I decided to further my education and pursue my masters with the concentration in writing fiction. I knew … Continue reading Introducing NovelEssence Writing Academy
Burying the Bitter: A Boutique Series Short is on the move today on Amazon! I can't be more proud of this story to reach so many people and quite happy to say the least! With its love story, there lingers a very serious topic that's loud today as it should be. Eveline's heading back to … Continue reading Climbing the Amazon Ranks!
My short novel, Arnie Somers: A Novelette, is a sweet, fantasy story that's great for a Halloween time read. Right now, you can get your copy for free! Details below: Beloved veterinarian, Arnie Somers, is faced with the horrible possibility of losing his wife to a devastating auto accident. As she struggles to survive, Violet tells … Continue reading A Paranormal Romance – Arnie Somers by Tonya Rice
Once I'm finally sitting and concentrating(!), I use WriteWayPro for my first draft (the outine feature helps me quite a lot as I move ahead; I can see the story beginning to shape up clearly). Sadly the WriteWayPro company is no more, so their support is gone. I'm okay with that though, since I've been … Continue reading My Writing Routine – these days
Abduction pieces in the news rip me apart. Deep End of the Ocean by Jacquelyn Mitchard, a major bestseller, was about just that. I couldn't read in when it came out back in 1996, in spite of the fact it was the first book of Oprah's Book Club. I remember, too, being marveled by a … Continue reading Writing Through the Fear