No, I'm not talking about past relationships, though some of the guys I've dated wind up in my books. I'm sure you have done the same. I'm talking about characters in our books. Or any books for that matter. However, as authors/writers, we think of our own characters first. When plotting the characters for our books,… Continue reading Love ’em, Hate ’em, or Eh, I can Leave ’em
Late last year, as I struggled with my own writing, I asked a man I am intimate with to explain the creative techniques he develops. He stated, "What I do is much like fiction writing. I create a character, a plot, suspense; add a twist or turn, and end with a surprise plus pleasure. I… Continue reading Great Fiction vs So-so
Congratulations! You've written your book. It's been edited, and now published on Amazon, iBook, Nook, and various other online platforms. Now you're ready to reap the rewards of your hard fought labor. The first week you check your stats. Sales are great. After a few weeks, they plummet. Soon no one is purchasing your book.… Continue reading Help! My Books Aren’t Selling
If you're like me you are a voracious reader. It was the deciding factor in choosing my career, what degree I obtained in college, and my future dreams and goals. While you may not take your need to read that far, you do want to find great books to entertain you. I have several suggestions.… Continue reading Need to Read?
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Photographer and would be graphic designer, Jacy Rawlins should have known one night of passion came at a high price. Now she must convince the cowboy she mistook for a model to keep his likeness on a book cover that is every woman's, as well as hers, wet dream. Trace Blackwell has enough problems with… Continue reading Book Promo-Boxer Briefs & Boots
In recent months, I've noticed a disturbing trend in submission of novels by new authors. Some longtime authors have inched toward this trend, but not to the point where I ask them, "what's up with your craft?" However, I question new authors submitting work that isn't complete, that has not been edited for basic grammar… Continue reading It takes teamwork to publish your novel