WRITING TIPS – SELF-EDITING: WHAT ARE YOUR OPTIONS? By Katie McCoach. You’ve finished the first draft of your novel, now it’s time for revisions. We know that you’ll need a professional editor soon, but before that, what can you do on your own… View Original Post: Self-editing: What are your options? Continue reading Self-editing: What are your options?
HOW TO BE A SUCCESSFUL WRITER By Michael Cristiano. So, you wanna be a writer, huh? Well, it takes a lot more than just saying so. In fact, one of the most annoying things you can say to a writer is, “I wanna write a novel too, but… View Original Post: How to Be a Successful Writer Continue reading How to Be a Successful Writer
SHOULD YOU WRITE A FANCY OUTLINE FOR YOUR NOVEL? By Jean M. Cogdell. Maybe – Maybe not. It’s your book, you make the rules. Different strokes for different folks. Me, I’m trying to be more organized in my writing this year. Only time will te… View Original Post: Should You Write a Fancy Outline for Your Novel? Continue reading Should You Write a Fancy Outline for Your Novel?
HOW DO I GET MY BOOK PUBLISHED? By Lynette Noni. One of the questions I’m frequently asked is along these lines: “I’ve written a book… but how do I get it published?” The thing is, as simple as that question might se… View Original Post: How Do I Get My Book Published? Continue reading How Do I Get My Book Published?
HEARTFELT REVIEWS FOR “HEART SEASONS!” Heart Seasons: The Rainbow Revelation by Dianna Donnely is written after the author faced a medical crisis, and it encapsulates the different periods of the author’s life. She has made it interesting and colorful by giving the sessions in the book the colors of the rainbow. The seven bands she has used symbolize the opening of her heart to God’s … Continue reading Heartfelt Reviews for “Heart Seasons”
20 WAYS TO GET YOURSELF OUT THERE AS A WRITER By Kelly D. Smith 1. Get out there! Meet people, and don’t be scared to say you are a writer. 2. Blog – now, is blogging really worth it? I’m not sure, I’m actually going to be talking about … View Original Post: 20 Ways to Get Yourself Out There as a Writer Continue reading 20 Ways to Get Yourself Out There as a Writer
MY NEW NOVEL “HEART SEASONS: THE RAINBOW REVELATION” IS HERE! The journey to “Heart Seasons” began in the Spring of 2012 and finally came full circle on December 16, 2016. After many, many, many hours, days, months and years, and a new version of my original vision later, the big day finally arrived. “Heart Seasons: The Rainbow Revelation” is a spiritual, inspirational fictional story based on real life events and it is … Continue reading My New Novel “Heart Seasons” is Here!
10 THINGS I’VE LEARNED FROM SELF-PUBLISHING! By J.U. Scribe. It’s been three years since I self published my first book. It’s definitely been a learning experience marked by relative successes and failures. As I mark the 3rd anniversary… View Original Post: 10 Things I’ve Learned From Self-Publishing Continue reading 10 Things I’ve Learned From Self-Publishing
SNOWY WEATHER IS PERFECT FOR TYING UP LOOSE ENDS! So close now! Either tonight or tomorrow I’ll be submitting my novel “Heart Seasons: The Rainbow Revelation” to CreatSpace for review. It certainly has been a long time coming and I am ready!! I’m also ready to get back to baking and cooking and my food photography! COMING VERY, VERY SOON! PROLOGUE Have you ever … Continue reading Perfect Weather for Tying Up Loose Ends
WORD COUNT: THE NON-RULE RULE By Samantha Fenton When people talk about how long the word count of a novel should be, they say, “there really is no rule….” But, then they go off talking about some “guidelines” of the “ri… View Original Post: Word Count: The Non-Rule Rule Continue reading Word Count: The Non-Rule Rule
STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN LOOKBOOK JUST FOR FUN! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE these photos! Creating beautiful and unique ways to display books is something that really intrigues and delights me. I love seeing all the different way people have come up with to make their book experi… View Original Post: Stairway to Heaven LookBook Continue reading Stairway to Heaven LookBook
TAKING THE FINAL STEPS TO INDIE-PUBLISHING HEART SEASONS! “Heart Seasons: The Rainbow Revelation” will be available in a matter of days. The plan was to have my book ready by the holidays and I am going to make it!!! The entire process of writing this fiction based on real life novel has taken three very long years and now it is finally almost ready to … Continue reading Taking the Final Steps
STOP WORRYING ABOUT WHAT NOT TO WRITE, JUST WRITE! By Tonya R. Moore Are you afraid of messing around with tropes? What about your plot? Is it too dark? Too light? Is your main character too perfect? Too flawed? Are you afraid to bore, pertu… View Original Post: Stop Worrying About What Not to Write Continue reading Stop Worrying About What Not to Write
THE BLESSING OF A SPECTACULAR INSPIRATIONAL SUNSET! Just like a beautiful sunset signals the ending to a perfect day, for me it represents the culmination of my current writing journey. I’m indie publishing my novel “Heart Seasons,” an inspirational fictional story based on real life, and the day is almost here. We’re feverishly tying up all the loose ends and getting ready to push that publish button. It’s been a long, long year of ups and downs … Continue reading The Blessing of a Spectacular Setting Sun