Want to Write a Novel? The First Rule of Write Club Is: Read | BlogHer

If there’s one thing to know about me, it’s that I absolutely adore books. By extension, I’m big reader. Always have been. I read for pleasure, yes, but I also read because it’s vital to my career and identity as a writer. It’s like the first rule of Write Club: Read. Read everything.Reading and writing are inextricably linked. They go together like PB&J. (Or peanut butter and bananas, if that’s your jam.) Reading is where good writing is born and learns to thrive.

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By Kristi Bernard Posted in Writing

How Do You Find Your Writing Voice? | BlogHer

Writing is this bizarre phenomenon where the voice inside your head materializes and occupies actual space in the world. If there’s one thing I’ve learned from this it’s that things don’t sound nearly as good on paper as they do upstairs.The profundity swimming around in my mind either doesn’t actually exist or hides as soon as I grab a pen and a piece of paper. I once heard that if you can’t put a thought into words, it was incomplete to begin with, so the former is probably the case for me.

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By Kristi Bernard Posted in Writing

Author Exposed: Robert Logan Rogers

Author Robert Logan Rogers has had a little gem of a book called Rungle In The Jungle since the 1980s. With motivation and drive he finally found an illustrator who would help him bring his book to life. Be sure to visit Kristi’s Book Nook for a chance to win this great book for kids.



TNW: How long have you been writing?

RLR: 25 Years

TNW: Have you always written for children?


TNW: What drives and motivates your writing?

RLR: Influencing children’s lives to face fears and overcome insecurities.

TNW: Do you feel it’s important for writers to use social media?

RLR: Yes

TNW: How?

RLR: By taking advantage of forums that have become standard sources of information for most of the public today!

TNW: Who are some of your favorite authors and why?

RLR: C.S. Lewis because he uses allegory and illustrative metaphorical story telling to bring biblical truth to the reader.

TNW: What books for writers would you recommend?

RLR: The Hobbit

TNW: What advice do you have for new writers?

RLR: Be persistent and disciplined and keep focused on your end goal of completing your task.

TNW: What is the goal for yourself in the next 5 years?

RLR: To write and finish several sequels.

Thanks so much Robert for sharing with us today. Be sure to stop by his website to learn more about him and his book at http://www.rungleinthejunglethebook.com.


Stop by Kristi’s Book Nook to see my review and for a chance to win a copy!



Why A Writer’s Conference Is Important

I attended the Missouri Writer’s Guild conference and it was so much fun. The networking and classes was so incredible. If you’ve never been to a conference try it out. It’s the one place that you can really ask questions and get honest answers from people with knowledge and experience. Check out the site below to learn why it’s important to attend a good conference.


A conference is an incredible career value to a writer. This page provides the benefits and where to find conferences.

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By Kristi Bernard Posted in Writing