Most, if not all, living authors use Twitter. Twitter is a great tool for reaching out and speaking with other authors as well as … [Read more...] about Interacting With Authors On Twitter
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I have a bookcase dedicated to my writing obsession. Some of the books and guides go back 25 years, but the information isn't stale. It's as … [Read more...] about An Author’s Voice: The Verb Vixen
I know that many writers sometimes struggle for words. The “flow” just isn't there. There are plenty of tips given daily to get the “flow” … [Read more...] about Staying Inspired: How to find words again
We all come to "being author" from different places. Some started as children with a love of reading, others decided to make it their … [Read more...] about The love of “being author”
I wrote a blog for The Big Thrill in ITW’s magazine about what can go wrong when your work finds commercial print and how to prevent it the … [Read more...] about When your book finds commercial print, don’t go to sleep. A cautionary tale.
THE IMPORTANCE OF VISUAL COMMUNICATION These days most people are addicted to their smartphone or tablet. And I admit, it comes in handy … [Read more...] about AFFORDABLE BOOK TRAILERS FOR INDIE AUTHORS
I recently gave myself the title of Author. Well, Children's Book Author and Daydreamer to be exact. I do a lot of daydreaming in between … [Read more...] about So you Call Yourself a Writer? Good!
In the July 2014 issue of Discovery Magazine (Hold That Thought, p 30-33), scientist Elizabeth Phelps, a past president of the Association … [Read more...] about Remembering a Story’s Details
My most recently published short story begins with someone getting punched in the face. At the time I felt like I was getting punched in the … [Read more...] about An Example On Where Stories Come From
The storyline in anything you write—whether fiction or nonfiction—needs to be written in a language and style that enhances the reader's … [Read more...] about Make Your Story An Easy Read – Some simple suggestions