I have my first full length novel coming out in ten days and like any other new author I have been doing everything I can to get the word out. I have blogged, tweeted, triberred and face booked every step I’ve taken. This is what I thought you were to do until I… Continue reading Post, or not to post? What is too much when it comes to marketing your book?
I find myself pondering on what my New Years resolutions should be this year. I make them and then life seems to get in the way. My intentions are always good, but by mid January they just get set aside. But it is the end of another year and I should set a few. I… Continue reading My New Years resolutions.
When I decided to write a book, I did just that. Sat and wrote a book. Easy, right? that’s what I thought. I had written 137,000 words in two months, I was so excited to write the words ‘The end’ that I sent it right out to friends to read. What I… Continue reading What do you mean I don’t know what POV is?
How I fought the comma and won. How do I love thee comma, let me count the ways. Don’t worry it will be a short list. When I started to write I thought I knew everything I needed to know to put together a great story. Boy was I wrong. The Comma defeated me. I… Continue reading How I found the comma and won.
As writers we work hard to perfect our craft. We work long hours in front of the computer. Scribbling on dozens of legal pads, paper napkins and whatever is available when we get a great story idea pop in our head. We struggle with verbs, comma’s, formatting and glitches that our word program likes… Continue reading I never guessed that watching and walking could get me in so much trouble
Edit is a four letter word in my vocabulary, and not a process I liked to perform. It ranked right up there with cleaning out the litter box. But I soon found out it was a necessary evil, one that would make or break a good story. After I learned the process of editing it… Continue reading The necessary evil of editing.
Before I started to write I formed a readers group. We all work together so it was easy to discuss the books. It was time for our next one and I volunteered to pick it since I was always at the book store. We all like Suspense so the genre was not hard, but a… Continue reading Do you judge a book by its cover?