Thursday, February 23, 2017

Writing Space by @cibailey44, author of The Broken One plus #Giveaway

My Writing Space
What does it take to be a writer? I get asked this question a lot. People also ask me, how do you find the time to write? Or, where do you write? For me, I typically write at home in what my kids call “my spot.” I write sitting in the same spot on a twenty-year-old couch tucked away in an upstairs room in my house. It’s away from distractions (like the fridge or pantry or tv). Also, I try to write every day if I can, but I work full time so I don’t always get the chance.

My advice for beginning writers:  Establish your ideal setting—and I don’t mean within your novel or paper. I mean, find a place that is distinctly yours and one that is conducive to writing. For some, this might be the corner table in the back of the coffee shop. For others, it might be that one cubicle or table in the library. Or, establish a new spot at home that becomes the “writer’s spot”—and equip it with a “do not disturb” sign. While I like my spot, I can write anywhere really, but it has to be on a computer—and I have to have a pot of coffee close by. I set aside one day a week for writing, and very rarely do I allow something to override it. But when it does, I make up for it as soon as I get the chance. It’s all about making a commitment.

The Broken One
Christine H. Bailey

Publication date: April 5th 2016
Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult

Sixteen-year-old Farris is picking up the pieces after the untimely death of her best friend. But even one year later, she can’t seem to find “normal” again—not until Lane Evans pops back into her life and pushes her to face reality.
When he offers her the chance to find the truth, Farris fears what will surface. Is it too much too soon or just what she needs to move forward?

Author Bio:
Christine H. Bailey teaches creative writing and written composition at a private university in west Tennessee. Before teaching English, Christine worked as a journalist, a marketing/public relations writer, and a freelance editor. To learn more about the author and her work, visit her website at