Surprise the Reader in Your Life!

Welcome to Cyber Monday! We can enjoy good deals online and collect items for our holiday gift lists. Surprise the reader in your life with “Blood Magic, A Vampire Hunter Novel.” This fantasy novel by RL Collins is available through Amazon at https://amzn.to/2ltRqOs  as a paperback or KINDLE edition. Have a sneak peek by listening […]

Blood Magic -Podcast Episode 5

Welcome to podcast episode 5 of “Blood Magic, A Vampire Hunter Novel.”  In this segment, we experience a chain of events following the murder at Culpeper Regional Library. Selina Anderson is a small-town teacher with a big-time problem with vampires who are out to kill her before she can make them her next meal.  She […]

How to Write a Holiday Thank You

“Gratitude turns what we have into enough.” – Anon Saying thank you is not limited by time or space. A kind gesture may be large, small, or even behind the scenes. At this time of year be diligent with saying thank you to family, friends, and coworkers. Handwrite the thank you note. Don’t just text! […]

Alternative Plan to Thanksgiving Football

Are you relaxed on the couch? Is your holiday meal digesting? If watching football is not in your plans, listen to “Blood Magic,” the podcast. Episode 4 of this vampire hunter novel is out now.  In this segment, we listen to chapter 2 set in Culpeper, Virginia. We are swept into a mystery at Culpeper […]

Blood Magic – Podcast Episode 4

Welcome to podcast episode 4 of “Blood Magic, A Vampire Hunter Novel.”  In this segment, we listen to chapter 2 set in Culpeper, Virginia. We are swept into a mystery at Culpeper Regional Library. Selina Anderson is a small-town teacher with a big-time problem with vampires who are out to kill her before she can […]

Early Tips to Better Writing – Part 2

The holiday season is upon us. This may be the hardest time of year to find time to write. But try anyway. Take time for yourself and the creative muse. Clear away distractions. Turn off the television, turn off email, and turn off the cell phone.  You might choose to play mellow music. Do not […]

Blood Magic – Podcast Episode 3

Welcome to podcast episode 3 of “Blood Magic, A Vampire Hunter Novel.”  In this segment, we listen to chapter 1 set in Culpeper, Virginia. We are introduced to the protagonist Selina and her small-town community. ### Selina Anderson is a small-town teacher with a big-time problem with vampires who are out to kill her before […]

Early Tips to Better Writing

Whether you have professional or creative goals for your writing, there are tips to create a smooth process. Read great writers. You’ve probably heard this many times throughout this blog, but it is important.  If you don’t read strong writing, you won’t know how to do it.  Everyone starts by reading the masters.  Read as […]

Blood Magic – Podcast Episode 2

Welcome to podcast episode 2 of “Blood Magic, A Vampire Hunter Novel.”  In this segment, we listen to the prologue set in Warrenton, Virginia. We are introduced to the villain Marcus, and his henchmen. Overview Selina Anderson is a small-town teacher with a big-time problem with vampires who are out to kill her before she […]

Finding the Inspiration to Write

Inspiration. What is it? Where do we find it? Most of the time we are given a writing assignment as part of a mundane project or to accomplish a goal. Perhaps the boss needs you to draft a PowerPoint presentation. Perhaps an instructor requires you to write an essay. Maybe you are opening for a […]

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