In praise of the third rail

by JoslynChase, August 9, 2017 in Challenges, Free Stuff, Learning, Publishing, Reading, thrill, Writing

Many thanks to my readers! I’m so pleased that Nocturne In Ashes is finally out in print and digital form, and that so many of you have read and enjoyed it. During its premier week, it reached #19 in Amazon’s crime thriller category, shocking and surprising me in the best of ways. It’s thanks to […]

It’s finally happening!

by JoslynChase in Free Stuff, Publishing, Reading, thrill

Wow, it’s been a long pull, but we’re now only days away from my book release. I can’t wait for you to read it. The motivating force behind my writing is that I want to provide the kind of thrilling, suspenseful experience for my readers that others have done for me. I really hope you […]

It’s time to settle on a title!

by JoslynChase in Free Stuff, Publishing, Reading, thrill, Writing

This is superb fun! The manuscript is at the proofreader’s and while it goes through the final edits, I need to decide on the cover details and hire a designer. The most important detail, of course, is the title. For that, I am turning to my wonderful readers and fans. Will you help me narrow […]

Washington welcomes me home

by JoslynChase in Free Stuff, Learning, Publishing, Reading

It’s lovely to see friends again, and to be closer to family. On the downside, the house needs so much work it feels like there can never be enough time or money in the world to see this one through to a happy ending. On the upside, I’ve been able to resume work on my […]

Story…what’s it all about?

by JoslynChase in Free Stuff, Learning

Let’s be clear we’re talking about Story, here, with a capital S. Story is more than just a construct of events; it’s a concept that powers our lives. Most of us go through our days unaware of the huge role and impact that it packs, but our brains are programmed to think in terms of […]

My Adventure…and you’re invited

by JoslynChase in Free Stuff, Learning, Publishing, Writing

“Life is either a great adventure or nothing.” These words were expressed by a woman whose trials and challenges went far beyond anything I will ever experience, yet the truth of them touches my life just as vigorously as it touched hers. Helen Keller understood this. She lived her life as an adventure, and she […]

Story Power: What is it and why does it matter?

by JoslynChase in Free Stuff, Learning, Reading, Teaching

As a music teacher, writer, and public speaker, I have an appreciation for the power of Story. I use it in my work every day to illustrate and demonstrate, to open eyes and minds and broaden the picture for my students and the receivers of my work. But the power of Story is by no […]