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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”

Weekly 7-day writing prompts

Weekly Writing prompts – theme ROMANCE

Weekly writing prompts – This weeks theme – ROMANCE – Be creative

Why use prompts?

Prompts are a great way to explore different writing methods, practice our weaker fields, conquer writer’s block or just think outside the box. They help you to write about different subject matter, explore your creativity and Stimulate your mind. Many times when using prompts, they can become the beginning of a great story that you never realized you had in you. You will be surprised with what you can come up with if guided by a prompt. Continue reading “Weekly Writing prompts – theme ROMANCE”

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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”

Weekly 7-day writing prompts

Weekly Writing Prompts Theme LET THE PICTURE TELL THE STORY

 

Weekly writing prompts This weeks theme LET THE PICTURE TELL THE STORY

 Why use prompts?

Prompts are a great way to explore different writing methods, practice our weaker fields, conquer writer’s block or just think outside the box. They help you to write about different subject matter, explore your creativity and Stimulate your mind. Many times when using prompts, they can become the beginning of a great story that you never realized you had in you. You will be surprised with what you can come up with if guided by a prompt.

Welcome to this weeks writer’s prompts. This weeks theme is “LET THE PICTURE TELL THE STORY”.

Each week I will be posting different themes, allowing you to exercise your writing technics in a wide range of fields. Try and set a goal for each story to be between 750 and 1000 words. You never know, one just may turn into a novel. Have fun! Feel free to post your stories too. I would love to read them. Continue reading “Weekly Writing Prompts Theme LET THE PICTURE TELL THE STORY”

Weekly 7-day writing prompts

Monday’s writing prompts for writers & authors this weeks theme EMOTIONS

writing prompts for writers & authors this weeks theme EMOTIONS

 

writing prompts for writers & authors this weeks theme EMOTIONS

How it works

Welcome to this weeks 7-day writing prompts for writers. This weeks theme is all about “EMOTIONS.” Using emotions in your story adds depth to the current scene and allows the reader to identify with the character. Give reasons why the character is feeling this way prior to the actual emotion.

If a woman is feeling heart broken because of a broken relationship. Describe the relationship prior. Build up to the emotion, so the reader can relate to the way she is feeling and why.

If a person is feeling guilty. What were the previous actions? Accidental, spontaneous or deliberate. Did the character have any premeditated thoughts?

You get the idea.

When describing the emotions of a character, choose your words wisely and carefully. Emotions are best described with the usage of body language and facial expressions.

“Holding her head high, her back straight as an arrow, she walked toward the microphone owning the stage. Her stride showed confidence and power. With a warm smile, she looked directly at the audience. She showed no weaknesses. All the grueling hard work had finally prevailed and she was proud of her accomplishments. This was her moment. ”  

  Continue reading “Monday’s writing prompts for writers & authors this weeks theme EMOTIONS”

Weekly 7-day writing prompts

Monday’s Weekly 7-day writing prompts #4 Theme “Rescues”

writing prompts for writers

writing prompts for writers & authors this weeks theme RESCUES. How it works.

Welcome to this weeks 7-day writing prompts for writers. This weeks theme is all about “Rescues.” Writing about this theme is great practice for incorporating action and drama into your works. Most rescues involve suspense, anticipation, courage and most of the time a huge sigh of relief when the rescue is successful. You want to make sure the reader is feeling all of these emotions while reading your piece.

 Why use prompts?

As strange as it may seem, one of the best methods to help with writer’s block is to just write. Break yourself away from your current project and write outside the box. Explore different subject matter, avenues you not have ventured in yet. You will be surprised by how much it helps. Continue reading “Monday’s Weekly 7-day writing prompts #4 Theme “Rescues””

Weekly 7-day writing prompts

Monday’s weekly 7-day writing prompts # 3 Theme “All about you”

Writing prompts tips for writers be creative

 

Writing prompts tips for writers. Be creative. The theme this week is “All about you.”  How it works.

I will be posting a 7-day calendar with challenging writing prompts for writers to help stimulate your mind and get your creative juices flowing.

Sometimes we just need a break from our current writing projects and explore other avenues of writing. Or maybe you are experiencing writer’s block.

As strange as it may seem, one of the best methods to help with writer’s block is to just write. Break yourself away from your current project and write outside the box. Explore different subject matter, avenues you have not ventured in. You will be surprised by how much it helps.

 

Continue reading “Monday’s weekly 7-day writing prompts # 3 Theme “All about you””

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4 Books on writing that have made me a better writer

books on writing that have made me a better writer

 

So many choices but these 4 books on writing have made me a better writer

With so many books out there on writing, it was hard to narrow it down to just four. I have read many books on writing, but these four that I have listed, have been the most helpful, the most inspiring and are the ones that get me excited to write.  I continually refer back to these books, for inspiration, reference, and a memory jolt. They have definitely made me a better writer. Continue reading “4 Books on writing that have made me a better writer”

Weekly 7-day writing prompts

Monday’s Weekly 7 – Day Writing Prompts # 2 Theme Animals

Writing prompts tips for writers

      Writing prompts tips for writers. The theme this week is Animals.  How it works

I will be posting a 7-day calendar with challenging writing prompts to help stimulate your mind and get the creative juices flowing.

Sometimes we just need a break from our current writing projects and explore other avenues of writing. Or maybe you are experiencing writer’s block. Maybe these prompts will help. Continue reading “Monday’s Weekly 7 – Day Writing Prompts # 2 Theme Animals”