Writing by Stacy Dawn: Works in Progress

Writer's Guide:


Do you panic and cringe with anxiety-filled shudders when a critique partner or editor makes a comment on your manuscript about too much Telling versus Showing or worse—insert dark, eerie crescendo music—lack of Deeper Point of View?  Do you ask yourself, “What does Deeper Point of View even mean?!?”

Don’t worry, because you are not alone—not by a long shot. Many writers, both new and established, struggle with these terms. 


But it doesn’t have to be a mystery or cringe-worthy concept any longer.  It can be easy and exciting and, dare I say, FUN.

This writing guide will show you specific tips, tricks, and examples to stop one little uninvited pest of a character from sabotaging your manuscript and help you build stronger, character-driven stories that will not only engage your readers in the full experience but draw them in and keep them eagerly turning pages to the very end.




“I can't tell you how grateful I am for all that you've taught me…Thank you so much for all of your excellent editing and patience with me as I stumbled through my first published book process. You have got to be the best and sweetest editor around! I am thrilled with a capital T! Thank you so much for going the extra mile for me.”

~Sandra Kay, author

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“I woke up this morning with a scene playing through my mind and couldn't figure out why. I'd written it early on in my short story. Then it hit me: I needed to validate the heroine's behavior. You taught me that. Thanks.” 
~Vonnie Davis, author


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“Thank you so much for all your help and patience!!! You've made the publication process of my very first completely written novel, such an enjoyable, learning experience.”

~Donna Michaels, author

2010 - present
2010 - present

Romantic Comedy

Birds of a Feather

Contemporary Novella

When had her life gone to the birds?


After rushing a six hour drive on an emergency call from her grandmother, Meg Daye is surprised—and not a little ticked off—to find there is no life-threatening ailment, but rather Nan running off to get married to the old town veterinarian on a senior’s cruise. Left to take care of the small hobby farm with her young daughter, not even an hour passes before another “emergency” has them needing the veterinarian back.  Just her luck the temporary one is handsome as hell and has her libido flying.  But surely the reaction had to be stress-induced, because too many past hurts made her swear off men years ago. 


Dr. Adam Walduck has spent the last twelve years paying off student loans.  With less than a week to go before he flies south to celebrate, he finds the craziest city girl flapping her arms around his exam room. Beautiful and witty as she is, he’s been grounded on that path before and knows better than to trust a woman in expensive shoes.


Can two wounded hearts winging it through life believe in love again, or will they let their fears keep them from letting their hearts soar?

Romantic Comedy

Not Quite Pregnant

Contemporary Novella

When her new assignment and an old flame unexpectedly collide, Dani McIntyre makes the situation even worse with a tiny fib that quickly grows in a big way.