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I will just say it right now: I love index cards. For many years I have used index cards when planning and outlining my books and other projects. I love that they are easy to move around and rearrange. They can be pinned to a cork board or laid out on a table, and […]
“Save the Cat!” by Blake Snyder was originally written as a tool for screenwriters. Snyder presents a structure for successful storytelling that has been adapted for use by novelists as well as the original audience. Now his work has been reimagined as a video course. The idea behind STC is simple: There are elements that […]
Would-be authors claim they want to write a book, but in fact they want to have already written a book. Writing is hard! Author Joseph Heller once said, “Every writer I know has trouble writing.” And he’s not the only one who has alluded to the difficulty of writing. Stephen King’s quote, “Amateurs sit and […]
Creating multi-dimensional characters will make your fiction impossible to put down! Your villains should be at least as interesting as your heroes, and this graphic suggests ways to create unforgettable villains for your stories.
Many authors of children’s picture books have questions about how to get their books illustrated. Here are some common questions about illustrations for children’s books. I have written a children’s picture book, but I am not an artist. How do I find someone to illustrate the book before I submit it to publishers? Most […]
Did you know that your author website can help you generate additional income? Many authors underestimate the power of a good website. Your dedicated website can help you communicate with your current readers, help you gain new followers, and even serve as a platform for new releases. However, you can also monetize it directly through […]
I view my distractions from writing in two categories: internal and external. The trick is eliminating both at the same time to create a distraction-free environment conducive to writing. I may be excited to write, but on my way to do it, I see a pile of laundry that needs to be taken care of. As […]
Names are important, as we all know. Some of us wish we could change ours (especially our middle names), while others are madly in love with theirs. Character names in fiction are important too. They give us that special something we need to identify personalities. Can you imagine Philias Fogg or Fagan going by any […]
What is your most recent book? Tell us a bit about it. Moon In Bastet is my debut novel. It’s a hyper-fiction memoir, written in a fantasy world but based off my true life. I was inspired by Martel’s The Life of Pi, which is very similar to how I wrote Moon In Bastet – […]
What is your most recent book? Tell us a bit about it. My latest book is called Complicated Heart. This is the fourth edition in the Avery Detective Agency Series, a series that was first inspired by my grandfather. I decided to write a fourth installment because several readers had contacted me requesting this addition, […]
What is your most recent book? Tell us a bit about it. Re.Think CULTURE is written to talk on the untold aspects of Culture and because of this, it is focused on three themes; Community, Conformity, and Continuity. The idea is that each community must serve as a solution to its problem but it must […]
What is your most recent book? Tell us a bit about it. Lighthouse on Tortola was published this spring, and it concerns Andra, a photojournalist on assignment in the Caribbean. Shortly after she arrives on Tortola, she meets Michael, an engaging tour guide. They hit it off right away, but it’s not long before Andra […]
What is your most recent book? Tell us a bit about it. My most recent publication entitled A Guide to Exploring Abandoned Churches delves into the religiously-oriented supernatural and unknown. Published as a pseudo-list/short story, outlining individual characteristics of horror-related aspects of abandoned churches in particular, fans of the occult will most definitely enjoy this […]
What is your most recent book? Tell us a bit about it. My most recent book is called Catalina’s Tide. It’s a steamy thriller that really plays upon the issue of groupthink and paranoia. The novel takes place in the late 1990s on Santa Catalina Island during the week of Fourth of July. Tell us […]
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