Welcome to Nina Lake Writes!

Girl-Writing1Welcome Comrades!  To all my fellow writers in the struggle or who have survived the struggle (because let’s face it, it’s really one or the other) I say, Thank you for visiting my site, checking out the Blog.

Please feel free to browse about as I have updated the site recently and will only post new material about once a month going forward.  Mostly about my writing journey and/or books I’m currently reading (kind of a book-clubby vibe).  Currently, I’m polishing one novel, editing another and making notes for a third.  Oy!

Whatever you write, whatever you’re working on, speak you’re truth.  Be honest, tell the story you want to tell in the best way you know how.

I write Contemporary Fiction/Women’s Fiction.  Particularly, my characters are ordinary people put under high-pressure circumstances that push their internal emotional boundaries on a wide array of social and moral consciousness to include mental health, addiction, social injustice, socioeconomic struggle, racism and work-related inequality.

We need diverse books.  Don’t be afraid to express yourself.  #ownvoices

A few Favorites from me:

Favorite time to write:  Daytime is the most productive for me.  I have a day job so I write before work, on my lunch break and a little before dinner.

Favorite Book:  As of today, it’s “Reconstructing Amelia” by Kimberly McCreight.

Favorite Author:  Yikes, just one!  John Saul, Stephen King, Sylvia Day, Kimberly McCreight, Jodi Picoult, Toni Morrison, Zane, Kristin Hannah, Nora Roberts, and Jane Austen.  I love so many more but these are my absolute favorites.

Favorite Character:  A tie between Amelia from Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCreight and  Elinor from Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen.

Favorite Color:  Red.

Favorite Food:  Come on.  Everything.

Favorite Sound:  Good music.

Favorite Smell:  A boardwalk in the summertime; the ocean salt, cotton candy, hot dogs and fries!

Happy Writing!