Monica is a Women’s Fiction writer, mom to two boys, shameless Carolina fan, and voracious reader. After 13 years in public and media relations, she traded in press releases for the imaginary lives of her characters. When she’s not at the computer, you can find her on a local walking trail, playing games with her family, or enjoying a good book on her front porch swing.
Happy New Year! Despite proclaiming to not set resolutions I will most certainly fail at for the new year, I do still do a fair bit of planning. I like to have goals to work towards, even if they change throughout the year. Last year, however, coming out of 2020, I wanted to be gentleContinue reading “New Year, New Goals”
When writing an essay or a short story or flash fiction, it’s imperative that every word count. The limited space requires every character, description, and word to carry weight. When writing a novel, it can be easy to allow all that empty space to lure you into indulging that secondary character’s wood working hobby orContinue reading “Make Every Moment Count In Your Novel”
Took a departure from my stack of women’s fiction this summer to take a bite out of Benji Carr’s Impacted (pun very much intended). First of all, I met Benji years ago at a fiction writing class we both took at the Margaret Mitchell House in Atlanta. Benji was a master of voice then andContinue reading “My Bookshelf: Impacted by Benji Carr”