Nothing makes me nervous more than a spotlight, no matter how small. I'm the kind of person that doesn't like to be noticed because attention scares me. Yet, as an indie author, I have to put myself out there, create ads, talk to people, and present myself as human. Well, I am human. A clumsy … Continue reading First Date(with a book)
Marketing, writing, and all that jazz are hard. It's time-consuming. This blog is part of that, I know, and I'm sorry it's taken me a while to get back here. Anyway, I wanted to talk about flow. My writing style has changed over the years. My chapters are shorter, there is one point per chapter, … Continue reading It’s Been A While
So, you've written a beautiful first chapter and have the hook that first sentence needs to be to pull the reader in and keep them going, but your following sentence is dangling there. It's a description and a continuation of the sentence before. And then you have a new paragraph. You've moved on to the … Continue reading Tips for new writers- Sentence fragments
This question has come up a lot in several of the writing groups I belong to. New writers, especially have issues building a world and describing characters. So, the way I do it is to become the MC of the scene. I get inside my character's head. Usually, the first thing for me is a … Continue reading How I Build A World
I joined twitter. I mean, everyone says it helps, and well, every little bit, right? So, I joined. Now what? Does it work like Instagram? I have no clue. I write, I edit, I promote. Find cover designers, beta readers, work with my writing group, work with my editors... Now I have to learn the … Continue reading So, I did a thing…
I hope everyone enjoyed a good holiday, and your worries are few. I'm hoping this year will be better than last. So, I've been reading over the holidays. And not in the genre I write in, simply because I need to think about it, mull things over, since the next book in the Gemini Deiux … Continue reading New Year’s Resolution(and other stuff)
So, back in the day(we won't count how many because we'd be here forever), I was going to school for(that means university- college, whatever y'all call it) for Business Computer Programming. I love languages, including the dead ones(ahem- C, C++, Csharp... Latin 🤣😂😊😉). I dream of owning a Mac one day, but dang them things … Continue reading Windows 10, Oh, how I…
The wind was blowing hard as he walked down the sidewalk, and he shoved his hands into his pockets to stave off the chill. In the midst of drenching heat, came the storms, and he was hurrying towards the destination the colors had given him. Time wasn’t on his side anymore, and he didn’t get to … Continue reading What’s Your Style?
Editing is a pain in the butt. When using an online editor, we have to have some grasp of grammar because a program is only as good as the programmer. Human error gets us more times than not. The pros and cons: Commas are the bane of my existence. I hate them because I never … Continue reading Editing Apps- yes or no?
As an indie author, I struggle with many things. Not only do I have to write the story, I have to find readers, find a cover designer that can see my vision, promote myself, edit, edit, and edit. A story is never done, really. Even at the end of the day after all the hard … Continue reading My Writing Goals