Many authors love to tease their friends saying "be careful, or you'll end up in my novel" while true this isn't always a bad thing. I have friends begging to be warriors, mages, or even a villain in my books. They want to know what kind of character I'd make them. I have an ex-roommate … Continue reading Creating Believable Characters
If your an aspiring author trying to make it on your own writing that first novel can seem like an overwhelming task. While For Their Sins wasn't my first novel it was the first one to be picked up by a publisher. Receiving that email that said, 'yes we're interested,' was like Christmas. To spread … Continue reading Creating an Urban Fantasy World
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You can imagine all the twists and turns in a long adventure. Here are a few tips that will help anyone hoping to tackle a project like this.
This is an update on the blog from last week. It focuses on Amazon ads and my experiences with them.
I published in January with no clue what I was doing, especially about marketing. Now between a full time job being a mom and continuing to write I have to learn as I go. Here are a few things I figured out along the way and a few things I'm still discovering.
Have you ever wondered how to get started on your writing career? First of all you have to write. This post will give you some tips and insights on the best way to go about that seemingly daunting task.
My point with this long and rambling blog is: that inspiration for settings, whether you are building a new world or placing characters in ours, is right in front of you. If you need a huge waterfall, or a mountain with a lake below it, or even an alien landscape everything you need is just a picture away.
About a month ago I did something I never thought I'd have the courage to do. I sent my novel For Their Sins into a publisher. So here's where things get interesting. This past Saturday at well past 1 am I checked my email just before bed and saw an email from said publisher.
This is sound advice from a new Indie Author Ashley Hodge that applies across genres. I think we've all learned a little something along the way and its important to share that with other authors. Watch for a review on Ashley's book Damaged Hearts on my blog coming soon. Source: The Best Advice I Have … Continue reading The Best Advice I Have Ever Been Given