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Facebook Groups for Authors, Writers and Readers

Facebook Groups for Authors, Writers and Readers

Why I have joined some groups for Authors, Writers, and readers

While I’m currently working on the editing stages of my debut novel “Reckless Beginnings”, I have been researching groups on Facebook that I may benefit from. With Facebook being the giant of social media platforms, there are plenty to choose from. Continue reading “Facebook Groups for Authors, Writers and Readers”

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Your view can be your next book – tips for creating story outlines

Your view can be your next book - tips for creating story outlines

 

Look out your window – what do you see?

All the pictures in this post are views from my windows, but they are more than just magnificent views, they are inspirations for story outlines. Your view can be your next book. From these few pictures I’ve posted, there are so many possible platforms for a story.  Take a moment and look out your window – what do you see? Let your mind wander and write the story. Continue reading “Your view can be your next book – tips for creating story outlines”

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November Is National Novel Writing Month – Are You Ready?

November Is National Novel Writing Month - Are You Ready?

Are you ready for the challenge

Around this time of year, I find myself thinking about the “National Novel Writing Month” – often referred to  “NaNoWriMo” A creative writing challenge, held during the month of November. This year will mark their eighteenth anniversary.  It is a challenge that has intrigued me for many years. One I hope to do in the near future when I am not overwhelmed with trying to get my debut novel published. Continue reading “November Is National Novel Writing Month – Are You Ready?”

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Bringing Awareness To The Organization WRITEGIRL – in memory of Sue Zeidler

Bringing Awareness To The Organization WRITEGIRL
Sue Zeidler

In memory of a friend – Sharing her passion – Bringing Awareness To The Organization WRITEGIRL

I feel compelled to write this and bring awareness to a great organization Writegirl after losing a dear friend this week -Sue Zeidler, who sadly passed away after a long battle with breast cancer. Continue reading “Bringing Awareness To The Organization WRITEGIRL – in memory of Sue Zeidler”

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The Grueling Task Of Editing A Book – How to Edit Your Book And Make The Task Easier

How to Edit Your Book And Make The Task Easier

When you reach the editing stage in your book

I received the 1st round of editing on my manuscript back from the publisher a few weeks ago,  (Yes I said 1st. There will be more.) I now have the grueling task of spending many hours going through it in depth, noting any additional changes I would like to make. If you want to be absolutely thorough in your editing, plan on this taking a while. Don’t expect to have it done in a week.

Every writer has their own way of editing. I’ve been at this now for two weeks and through trial and error, I’ve discovered what works for me. The process I use keeps me organized and makes the task much easier. Continue reading “The Grueling Task Of Editing A Book – How to Edit Your Book And Make The Task Easier”

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What I am doing to promote my book. Tips for other writers

Tips for other writers

 

what I am doing to promote my book

My current tasks

While I wait for the launch of my debut novel “Reckless Beginnings” my current task is to promote it, gain awareness, build a following and have a platform. Let me tell you, writing the book was the easy part. Phew, this part is exhausting. I plan on sharing with you what I am doing to promote my book, what I have achieved so far and my future tasks for promotion.  Continue reading “What I am doing to promote my book. Tips for other writers”

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Tips on how to write a good book blurb

Tips on how to write a good book blurb

 

Tips on how to write a good book blurb

 

What is a blurb?

A blurb also referred to as a “Synopsis” or a “Glossary is the summary of the story found on the back cover of a book. Other than the cover, it is the other most important selling feature of a book. Once potential readers are drawn in by the fabulous cover of a novel, their next instinct is to flip to the back cover and read what the book is about. It is at this point that most readers will make the decision to either buy the book or move on. Continue reading “Tips on how to write a good book blurb”

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Looking for cover design ideas for debut novel – win a signed copy

book cover ides

 

Your ideas are welcome

Looking for cover design ideas for debut novel. My publisher has asked me for some input for the design of the cover for my debut novel “Reckless Beginnings.” Currently I am drawing a blank and seeking some creative people for their ideas.

The synonyms / blurb of the book

Here is the blurb of the book that will appear on the back cover. Continue reading “Looking for cover design ideas for debut novel – win a signed copy”

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It takes courage to publish your first book

Finding The Courage To Publish Your First Book

 

Many people have an idea for a book but very few actually write one. Why?

Finding The Courage To Publish Your First Book Can be very hard. We often hear people say: “That would make a great book! I should write a book.” Sadly that is the beginning and end of the book idea for most people. You have to have the passion, the drive, and the commitment and be willing to dedicate hours and hours of your time to write your story. Continue reading “It takes courage to publish your first book”