Step-by-Step Manuscript Editing Process

Step-by-Step Manuscript Editing Process

Step-by-Step Manuscript Editing ProcessAre you the kind of writer who says, “Yay, editing!” or are you slightly less enthusiastic about the process? I think my main reason for enthusiasm, at least at first, is that I’m celebrating the completion of a rough draft.

Rainy Day Writing Prompts

Rainy Day Writing Prompts

 

 

 

 

 

Snowflake Method to Write A Book Super Fast by Lucy Adams

Snowflake Method to Write A Book Super Fast by Lucy Adams

Writing a book can be very intimidating not just for veteran writers but more so for rookie ones. Why? Simply because everyone wants to read a good book. We all like to encounter stories that will make us think about our own lives or to take us to a trip down to memory lane.

Spring into Writing: Six Ways to Make the Most of a Class

Spring into Writing: Six Ways to Make the Most of a Class

 

 

 

 

Artistic Collaboration and Inspiration

Artistic Collaboration and Inspiration

Going beyond your niche to fuel creativity (or energize your daily life) through other artistic endeavors.

I am a writer of fictional stories. That’s how I choose to express my creativity and ideas. I do not identify myself as a dancer, a painter, a singer, or a writer of poetry. But, that does not mean that I can’t enjoy these types of other artistic activities either directly or as a spectator.

Five Ways to Fall in Love (Again) With Your Writing

Five Ways to Fall in Love (Again) With Your Writing

 

 

 

The Making of a Book Cover

The Making of a Book Cover

We do judge a book by its cover. That’s why authors often agonize over this step (and they should!) Indeed, it’s the first impression the reader has of what the inside might contain. As an independent author, I have complete control over this image. And while this takes more work on my part, I am happy that I do.

The Making of a Novel (Announcing the release date for Circle of Nine – Sacred Treasures!)

The Making of a Novel (Announcing the release date for Circle of Nine – Sacred Treasures!)

I’m so pleased to announce that the official release date for Circle of Nine – Sacred Treasures will be November 16!! Just nine weeks from now! You all have been very patient and for that I am VERY grateful. And you should be glad that I didn’t write this book a year ago. Really! I had a completely different plot line in mind and let’s just say . .

Social Media for Authors and the 80/20 Rule

Social Media for Authors and the 80/20 Rule

The 80/20 Rule on Social MediaWhen I present sessions to writers about promoting their books, I necessarily include a section on social media. Rarely is anyone aware of the 80/20 rule. You’ve never heard of this either? It refers to the formula that 80 percent of your social media posts should be informative, educational, or entertaining.

2016 Writing Conferences

2016 Writing Conferences

In 2009, I attended my first writing conference—the UW-Madison Writers’ Institute. I didn’t know anyone or anything. I didn’t even know the proper way to format a manuscript. Since then, I’ve learned a heck of a lot (ha/ha). Now, I definitely know how to format a manuscript, a query letter, a synopsis, an e-book, a paperback . . . you get the picture. The majority of this I learned from writing conferences and a healthy dose of trial and error.

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