By Voirey Linger A website is an important platform for today’s author, but it can be hard to know just what to include. Not every author needs the same things, and it’s easy to stuff your site so full of clutter that visitors can’t find the important things. Not only that, but sometimes it’ hard… Continue reading What Should Your Website Have?
Nobody’s perfect! Ever. So, to all those teachers who said, “Practice makes perfect,” when I was writing my spelling words one-hundred times each, you’re pitches needed practice. Because practice makes improvement. Why do we strive for perfection? Who ever said… LIFE GOAL = BE PERFECT? I don’t know, but perfect is boring. Greatness comes when… Continue reading Practice Makes…
Sometimes the simplest advice is the best. Writers hear so many great tips about craft, publishing, and marketing. Today, I’m going to give you a tip that applies to all three areas. If you don’t have an electronic filing method, begin today. Don’t wait until you spend more time looking for misplaced information than you spend writing.… Continue reading Don’t Throw Files Into The Black Hole by Brinda Berry
Novelist Vladimir Nabokov said, “My pencils outlast their erasers.” I have a similar problem with my delete button. It’s a good thing that key is resilent. Some days, I delete so much I go into a negative word count. In my writing process, I always revise and edit chapters as I move forward. I may… Continue reading The Mistakes List by Brinda Berry
I tried, but I cannot write to music that features lyrics. Can’t do it. One minute I’m typing away, giddy with excitement at the dialogue that flew from my fingers to a page…and the next I’m typing the song’s chorus. It’s like my subconscious brain absorbs the words I hear and then outputs them through… Continue reading Music To Write By
Every author has a favorite part of the writing and publishing process. My personal favorite is brainstorming the new story. I’m giddy thinking about research, character profiles, and plots. The front end of the process is pure heaven for me. Let me organize my Scrivener note cards by chapter and plot point. Stand back as I choose… Continue reading The Red Zone by Brinda Berry
Last month I blogged about the notion of killing your darlings. I did one better than blab about it. I committed murder one month ago. And I’m freer than I’ve ever been. Ahahahaha! I wouldn’t recommend murder in your real life. The handcuffs come out, not in an erotic romance kind of way, and prison… Continue reading Megan’s Corpses