I started a new manuscript this week. Some authors get really excited about a new start. I’m not one of them. It isn’t that I don’t know what to write—the synopsis is detailed, the story already sold. The opening scenes are clear in my head. I just…I always feel like I don’t know my characters… Continue reading Mags for President of the Procrastination Nation
That’s a big question, and one we forget to ask. What we find ourselves asking is why can’t I write, and there are a list of reasons. Too tired after a long day. Too busy at work. Family obligations Stressed, sick or just too brain dead. The list is long, I know, I’ve used almost… Continue reading Why do I write?
Look for these books by our members in August and September. Hidden Gates (The P.J. Stone Gates Trilogy #1) by D.T. Dyllin Release date: August 31, 2015 Genre: Mature YA/Paranormal Romance P.J. Stone was taught to put duty before her heart. But everything changes with a kiss… As a Seer, P.J. is expected to choose… Continue reading DSRA Releases
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
Recently, spurred by nostalgia brought on by my first post here last month, I revisited my first book series, The P.J. Stone Gates Trilogy. This series brought so many amazing people into my life that I couldn’t even begin to list them all here. So I won’t for fear of leaving someone out. I… Continue reading Ummm… I did NOT write that, did I? ~ D.T. Dyllin
Yep, that’s the question. Picture this. You wrestle your kids into clothes, strap them into the car, and drive to your local supermarket. Park. Drag the kids kicking and screaming into the front door, grab a cart, search the depth of your purse like a braille book for your immense grocery list, which, yes, still… Continue reading Megan Mitcham — To Free or Not to Free…
As I’m progressing toward publication, I’m working through revisions requested by editors. I thought I’d share a few tips and pointers. If you can take care of these before you submit, your work might be better received by editors and agents. Read it aloud If you can manage to do it, read your work aloud or… Continue reading The Beginning of Self-Editing ~ Mia Kay