This morning I listened to a interview of the author of “The Lost Sisterhood” (see video below) and I thought to myself “*I* have a story about Amazons!” and I got a little depressed thinking I will never get it done and published because I can’t afford to be a starving writer (or my family […]Read More The wanabe novelist blues
Now that we are officially into NANOWRIMO, there is a great article about what expectations publishers have for covers and cover artists HERE. And don’t forget the blog from a few weeks ago HERE. Covers are no less important for self publishers. Get a great illustration for your ebook HERE or check out Kickstarter.com — […]Read More Cover Art–What to Ask/Expect for Your Cover
Do you have your ‘what if’ ready? Need some inspiration? Is your muse asleep or on strike?Read More Getting Ready for NANOWRIMO
When Tolkien was trying to write Lord of the Rings, he didn’t have a blog. He didn’t even have an agent. He just had a very determined publisher. It took decades to finish and even longer for it to be printed. During this time, Tolkien did not go on publicity tours. He simply continued his […]Read More I’m just not that into me
Maybe I’m not as cute and fluffy as Stephanie Meyer, but my life story has got to be at least as interesting as JK Rowling. My writing career has been as long and twisted as a Clive Barker novel. My contact list is pretty short and my ability to do much of anything that seems […]Read More What Launches a Popular Writer?
I’ve written two complete novels (neither one published, btw) with NANOWRIMO. I think it’s about the best idea to happen to writers since the invention of ebooks. Everyone has a story in them. Some of them are a little more interesting than others, but the great thing about NANOWRIMO turning thousands of amateurs into dedicated […]Read More Getting Ready for NANOWRIMO
Do you have your ‘what if?’ ready? http://www.amazon.com/What-Writing-Exercises-Fiction-Writers/dp/0062720066 http://ezinearticles.com/?Creative-Writing-Prompts—What-If?&id=3952836 http://www.writing.com/main/handler/item_id/770807-What-if-Prompts http://www.writingforward.com/journal-writing/journal-prompts/what-if-journal-prompts http://murderby4.blogspot.com/2009/07/writing-what-if-scenario.htmlRead More Warming up for NANOWRIMO