by Harriet Hale I’m a late convert, but I love the movie The 13th Warrior. One of my favorite characters is Herger the Joyous. He’s probably everyone’s favorite. Big smile, sage wisdom, tough guy, great accent … Herger’s fairly awesome. Of all the quotes that stick with me, there’s a specific one I love. “The… Continue reading Harriet Hides in a Hole
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
In my day job, I track bits and pieces of inventory from the moment they come through one door until we ship them out another. I’m pretty much the same way with my writing. I’m all about accountability. I love trackers, thrive on goals, and always try to exceed expectations. Even if they are my own.… Continue reading Mags the counter
Look for these books by our members in January and February. ~~~~~~~~~~ Megan Mitcham Presents The Base Branch Series Available January 1, 2014 WARRIOR MINE – Base Branch Novel 4 A silver fox learns new tricks. The Base Branch office in Washington D.C. is so heavily fortified it makes Fort Knox look like a 7-Eleven. After twenty… Continue reading DSRA Releases
Every author knows that Amazon is a key player in the book biz. Most of us get more sales from them than any other retailer—and sometimes Amazon sales can be greater than all other retailers combined. But for many, it’s a love/hate relationship. Why is that when Amazon paved the way for self publishing and… Continue reading Is Amazon’s Control Fair?
I am talking about a fundamental writer’s tool. When I first started writing it was one of those things I ran across all the time. And I do mean all the time. Goal – Motivation – Conflict As writers we hear about this all the time. We look at our new WIP and ask the pertinent… Continue reading The Basics
Who knew? The first chapter of a novel can, literally, make or break its success. Oh. You knew this? Well, bear with me. I am learning as I go here. So, I made the classic rookie mistake. I began my novel the way it began in my head: with my protagonist waking up. It is how many… Continue reading The Importance of The First Chapter