Brinda Berry · Character developement · Uncategorized · writing advice

Strange But True~ Brinda Berry

“Where do you get your ideas?” Friends and strangers ask me this quite often. The answer is “everywhere.” Music, movies, news, life. I get ideas everywhere I look. My latest release, The Beauty of Lies, began with my fascination for stories about con artists who marry and keep multiple families. Families who don’t know each other. [Quit looking… Continue reading Strange But True~ Brinda Berry

Jen Crane · Maggie Wells · Margaret Ethridge · Megan Mitcham · Uncategorized

DSRA Releases

Look for these books by our members in September and October. Broken Gates (The P.J. Stone Gates Trilogy #2) by D.T. Dyllin Release date: September 14, 2015 Genre: Mature YA/Paranormal Romance P.J. Stone’s heart was claimed, but war has a way of changing things… Alien Riders are trying to overrun the world. Death and destruction… Continue reading DSRA Releases

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Perfecting (or overthinking) the Self Published Novel – Jen Crane

A writer can learn a lot about herself while writing and preparing to publish novels. I, for example, have learned my neurosis knows no bounds. I have chosen to take the sound advice of successful authors like Sylvia Day, and hold on to my first book until I can release more in the series. Sylvia’s… Continue reading Perfecting (or overthinking) the Self Published Novel – Jen Crane

Brinda Berry · conference · Marketing/Promotion · Uncategorized · writing advice

A Tale of a Comic Expo~ Brinda Berry

I recently attended the River City Comic Expo. As an author, I’m always looking for ways to expand my audience. I thought my young adult Whispering Woods series (sci-fi romance) would fit right into this environment. Several writers of sci-fi and graphic novels were there signing books and serving as panelists in concurrent sessions. My son (who… Continue reading A Tale of a Comic Expo~ Brinda Berry

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Self-Publishing Lessons Learned by Jen Crane

I’ve mentioned before that my first two books will release October 6th. I’m self-publishing and loving it, though the mountains of new information and abilities I’ve gained in this process cannot be overstated. From typing those first words into Scrivener to uploading to CreateSpace, there are a million processes in between. Also a million rookie… Continue reading Self-Publishing Lessons Learned by Jen Crane