Joining us today on Wisdom Wednesday is Cyn Taylor.
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Latest Novel: “Red Morning Glory.” First book is “Blue Mountain Sky.” Third in the Smoky Mountain Mist series “Dawn’s Gray Light” comes out this year.
Favorite Writing Tip for Authors:
I write because it’s fun and because there are thousands of words zipping around in my head fighting for supremacy. Once the words have been painfully excised from my brain (it can be a painful process), and I get them transferred to paper, I take charge of them and can be in control. That is until the next thousand begin the war all over again. For me that war creates fun. I believe that if writing isn’t fun, maybe you shouldn’t do it. When I go to conferences and hear other authors talk about how hard it is being a writer I remind myself, and sometimes them, that I started writing because I enjoyed it. When it becomes drudgery, I’ll stop.
Sometimes writing can be hard, and painful. I’ve found that if I let go of my fear, and just write, the fun is there!
Favorite Writing Tip for New Writers:
Ignore naysayers. Or put a hex on them. No wait. The first one. Also, I don’t rely on my family and friends to read and be truthful about my writing. They mean well but you rarely get the truth. Instead, I have a group of Beta readers who have been invaluable to me. All are teachers in some respect or another, none are related to me. Yes, there are millions of writers out there but if writing is your dream, don’t give up. As a writer, you are the weaver of your own dreams. Keep writing.
Beta readers are very important to the writing process and they won’t feel like they have to gush about your story.
Thanks for joining me today, Cyn! I’ve enjoyed having you on the blog this week. Everyone take a moment and read about her novel, Red Morning Glory, and make sure to check out her blog.
Heather Greer will be joining us next week for Wisdom Wednesday.
Glory Donaghan has a wonderful church, a devoted family, and a flourishing career. She feels God’s hand on every aspect of her life.
That life flips when Glory awakens in a hospital bed accused of drug abuse by Tanner Slade, a man she’d just met. Her problems compound when the infuriating angler continues to involve himself in her life.
When Glory tries to help an abused teen, more complications arise, and her own life is threatened. Her perfect world disintegrates, along with her faith.
Tanner Slade knows drug users are deceptive and fights his growing attachment to Glory. He refuses to allow his heart to rule his head a second time.
Presented with an opportunity to leave Tennessee and the turmoil behind, Glory battles her conscience while Tanner Slade engages in a war with her heart.
The romantic setting of the Great Smoky Mountains and the sport of fly fishing bring Tanner and Glory together. Their conflicted hearts need a lesson in trust, if life will allow them time to discover their true path.
Cyn Taylor lives and plays in Knoxville Tennessee in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. She and husband Brent live on his family farm at the peak of Thunder Ridge along with a feral cat and other woodland creatures who come round to visit. They have two married adult children and seven grandchildren.
As a former freelance photo journalist, Cyn has written faith, community and feature articles. She says that seeing how life is lived by salt of the earth people behind the scenes is inspiring and has helped create the background for her books.
Cyn also gets some of the best inspiration for her storylines and characters when she accompanies Brent on fly-fishing excursions to the Smokies and local tailwaters.
He fishes. She writes. Life is good.
Connect with Cyn on her blog: http://cyntaylor2016.wixsite.com/blog