Sucktacular Synopsis Stigma

Most fiction writers will probably agree on one thing if nothing else: writing the synopsis sucks. Period. In fact, it’s a current discussion in The Romance Room email list. In that same vein, I found some helpful links on writing a synopsis (obviously this is more geared to fiction writing than non-fiction). … Read More

On Editing…

The editing process, as I’ve found, is always a learning curve. One can never know too much about editing. The more you edit, the more you learn, which leads to better writing. Participating on a peer-review critique group is a huge help for me. Not just in terms of getting feedback on my writing, but … Read More

What’s the Word?

Ugh. I had to bite the bullet and buy Word today. I’ve survived for several years without it, opting instead for the fully-featured (and FREE!) Open Office software. But now we’re in the editing process with “Love & Brimstone” and the editor assigned to my manuscript uses the track changes feature. So I have to … Read More

Writing Software

I had a great time yesterday with the interview! Jordana and Stephanie were fantastic, and invited me back after their summer hiatus. One of the things we talked about was how I write, and I mentioned a software I use. NAYY – I am simply a happy customer. I use SuperNotecard by Mindola. The way … Read More

Interview Anxiety!

I’m so excited! My interview with Jordana Ryan is today at 2pm eastern! Here’s the link: And a reporter from our local paper interviewed me this week, the story should be out next week. Eeep! Tune in and hear me hopefully not make an idiot out of myself! *LOL*


Now, my dh will be the first to tell you that I am NOT a shoe-hound. I’m likely to buy a comfy pair of normal sandals, on sale if I can, in three different colors and wear them until they disintegrate and I’m forced to buy new ones. (No, I have never watched “Sex in … Read More


So I did something totally not like me today – left the house over an hour EARLY (thank you very much) to take my husband’s car to the Honda dealer for a warranty recall check. It was getting ready to storm and I thought I’d miss the worst of it. Not so much. I drove … Read More

Welcome to Tales from the Snark Side

Hi, my name is Lesli, and I’m a blogaholic… This blog will be focused (mostly) on my writing and writing-related issues, like plugging other writers, book reviews/recommendations, etc. You can link to a couple of my other blogs in the sidebar, but my writing-related issues will land here in this new home. I’ll also be … Read More