Posts Tagged ‘novels’

Some Exciting News

Some Exciting News Monday marked a great day for me when I received some exciting news. I was checking my email and in the subject line of one read: Congratulations! You Won a Book Excellence Award! Honestly, I didn’t even remember entering books into any contests. After reading further, the revamped version, STORM SEASON (previously…

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Thursday Writer Resource Day

THURSDAY WRITER RESOURCE DAY It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything for Thursday Writer Resource Day. But, as I work toward the launch of my latest novel, THE DEATH OF VULTURES, I am given to post a list of book promotional and marketing ideas that I’ve been employing. And, no, I’m not an expert…

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Monday's First Three Sentences

MONDAY’S FIRST THREE SENTENCES It’s Monday, the first day of the week which means it’s Monday’s First Three Sentences. What the heck is that? Well, I thought it might be fun for writers to post in the comment section their favorite first three sentences of their own work. Nothing more. Nothing less. THESE ARE THE…

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Tuesday Dialogue Days – Guest Author Kay Kenyon

Posts for Tuesday Dialogue Days isn’t what you think! No, we won’t be discussing how to use dialogue in writing, although that sounds like a great weekday posting topic. What we will be discussing is Tuesday’s guest on Dialogue. Because, as you know, every Tuesday my radio show Dialogue: Between the Lines airs live at…

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Research, Real Pain, and Writing

Research, Real Pain, and Writing Yesterday, I employed three items. They were research, real pain, and writing. Reading too, when I finished working, when I polished some new work I had edited, when I ended up fleshing out intent of one of my characters, I read a couple chapters to my husband. Reading Your Work…

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Inspired Reading Equals Inspired Writing

Inspired reading equals inspired writing, from reading about scene-setting to characterization. I’ve been reading some great authors lately. What I enjoy is how each time I learn something helpful for my own writing. One writer will have an interesting nuance about how she links characterization to scene, how she gets to the heart of sensuous…

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Should You Hire an Independent Editor to Proof Your Story?

Should You Hire an Independent Editor to Proof Your Story? The answer is a big, fat, resounding, “YES!” And, after reading this first sentence, my editor, Kimberly Huther would make me take the “yes” from all caps to regular sentence case. And, she’d be right. So, I asked Kim to write a blog post today…

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Quiz Time! What Kind of Reader are You?

It’s Quiz Time, Folks! So, what kind of reader are you? I know what kind I am. I range from voracious to sporadic but always seem to get in a couple books a month, whether they are front-loaded where I read all the time for weeks on end. Or, when they are spread out over…

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