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My author journey actually started when I was young, but life took me in a different direction. Until now. This is where you will find posts about things I've learned during this journey, tips and tricks and general writing about writing and reading.

Just show up. Do my job. Write. Let the, whatever happens, happen…

By Michelle Leigh Miller | September 15, 2018

Sometimes, you come across something that completely changes you, the way you see the world and the part you play in that world. This happened…

Just write. Worry about the word count later.

Just write. Worry about the word count later.

By Michelle Leigh Miller | September 1, 2018

Word Count. It’s one of the many phrases I have researched over the last few months. Why? Because word count does matter when you are…

How one question made me a better author…

By Michelle Leigh Miller | August 18, 2018

“What does she look like?” That was the question. Just a simple question I should be able to answer without hesitation. Yet, I couldn’t. Over…

Reading Memory Lane – The Black Stallion series

By Michelle Leigh Miller | August 13, 2018

              To this day, The Black Stallion series still holds a special place in my heart. It is the first series I remember being obsessed…

How to support an independent author…

By Michelle Leigh Miller | August 12, 2018

The world of publishing is changing, whether some like it or not. There was a time when an author had to send query after query…

Damn. Finally.

By Michelle Leigh Miller | July 22, 2018

I have a confession to make – I’ve been faking it until I make it for some time now. My declarations of kicking it into…

What am I doing?????…..

By Michelle Leigh Miller | July 14, 2018

Recently, a friend of mine was nice enough to share with me notes she had taken during a training. It had some nice little gems…

I know what it says. I wrote it….

By Michelle Leigh Miller | July 12, 2018

Today, while scrolling through the internet for funny memes (because that’s what I do now…lol), I came across a Dilbert comic strip from 2007. I…

Why traditional publishing is no longer my goal…

By Michelle Leigh Miller | June 22, 2018

This is not a rant against traditional publishing, though I do have a few things about it that bother me. Namely that the number of…

Sucker punched by my own advice…

By Michelle Leigh Miller | April 23, 2018

If you wish to shine a spotlight on your own weaknesses, try giving your child advice. That is exactly what happened to me not long…