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Elaine Cooper - Writer Encouragement

Elaine Cooper

Elaine Marie Cooper is an award-winning author of both fiction ("Fields of the Fatherless") and non-fiction ("Bethany's Calendar"). Her usual genre is historical fiction set in the era of the American Revolution. She began writing as a child and somehow couldn't stop. ;) Her Deer Run Saga is being re-released by CrossRiver Media in 2015. "Saratoga Letters" is contracted for release in early 2016. Her work has also appeared in Splickety Prime Magazine, Prayer Connect Magazine, "I Choose You" (Romance anthology) and Fighting Fear: Winning the War at Home by Edie Melson.

I heard my seven-year-old grandson moaning on the mat below the climbing peg-board. I went to see if he needed help, but …

November 8, 2017

Elaine Marie Cooper I walked in my house the other day after a long car trip, and was surprised how dark everything …

October 8, 2017

I know about new writer pitfalls first hand. When my first book was written in 2009, the publishing industry was going through …

August 25, 2017

Note: I was inspired to write “Wings of a Writer” when I had the privilege of watching two mourning doves tend to …

August 8, 2017

By Elaine Marie Cooper I had a very discouraging book signing last night in Saratoga Springs, NY for my novel, “Saratoga Letters.” …

June 7, 2017

Elaine Marie Cooper On the way to meet a friend for coffee the other day, my eye caught a site both beautiful …

February 7, 2017

Elaine Marie Cooper As I dropped off several of my novels at the bookstore before Christmas, I noticed a man that I …

December 23, 2016

Elaine Marie Cooper With six simple words, a writer friend completely changed my perspective: “You have had a great year.” A great …

November 7, 2016

Elaine Marie Cooper We’ve been doing quite a bit of painting at our house lately. A lot of painting. Our goal is …

October 7, 2016

Elaine Marie Cooper I don’t think there is a writer among us who does not ask this question at least once: Will …

September 8, 2016

Elaine Marie Cooper “Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because …

August 18, 2016

Elaine Marie Cooper It was early summer and the New England Asters were lush with leaves. But a knowledgeable gardener gave instructions …

July 23, 2016

“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven.” Ecclesiastes 3:1 NIV As I sit here with …

June 22, 2016

By Elaine Marie Cooper Life can throw curveballs at you. You’re certain one moment what will take place tomorrow. Then the unexpected …

May 10, 2016

It’s Spring once again and time to consider attending a writers conference. Of course you have many reasons not to go: Family …

April 21, 2016

Elaine Marie Cooper If you have not read Part 1 of this two-part series on getting reviews, click here to read it. …

March 3, 2016

by Elaine Marie Cooper Many authors, both new and the more experienced, get discouraged when hunting for knowledgeable readers to do advance …

February 17, 2016

Kindness is such a simple word, yet all too often it seems vacant from our speech. Perhaps it’s the plethora of reality …

January 5, 2016

I am writing this blog on the eve of Thanksgiving. Thinking about this holiday causes me to consider the fact that we …

December 21, 2015

There it is again—another interruption. If it’s not the screaming baby needing to be fed, it’s the dog demanding another outdoor visit. …

November 6, 2015

There it was—the flat tire we dreaded finding. After discovering it flat twice that week, the expected deflation was not a total …

November 1, 2015

Do you ever feel like “just a writer?” “Just” a wannabe author? “Just” a wordsmith who spends hours inventing characters and hoping …

September 24, 2015

Discouragement happens to everyone at one time or another. When it visits creative writers, we sometimes begin to doubt. We can even …

August 13, 2015

Writers who listen are writers who learn. If we’re so busy pitching our ideas and promoting our writing agenda, we’ll turn into …

July 14, 2015
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