Okay, I admit it! I get tired of writing something and so I slice it into two posts. Just like lots of other writers out there do with their novels. So we’re back to the steps to become a rich, famous, snobby writer in whatever genre you wish. This is where it gets tricky. Continue reading “Right on Schedule Part 2”
Lots of authors these days include playlists with their books so you can get a full experience of what they listened to while writing. I mostly listen to thunderstorms and rain, because that makes me more creative, it seems. I hear Mozart is also good. Finding music that my Regency characters would have sung or played on the piano-forte is a bit of a challenge. And are my contemporary characters more like me, and prefer the music they listened to as teens and young adults? Continue reading “Musical Interlude”
In my younger days, when I was single, I wrote to have romance in my life. I read a lot of romance, too, especially Regency romance where an arranged marriage might happen, and shifters where a life mate might not be the one you were looking at, but it’s the one you had to have. Fate was an important part of my idea of love. Continue reading “Why Do You Write?”
My dog flunked daycare.
The rain is distracting me.
Solitaire calls and I must answer.
I have to post this blog. Continue reading “Why I can’t Finish my Book”
I almost called this Little Lord Font LeRoy. Aren’t you glad I resisted? Fonts are a huge part of branding your novels, but there’s so much out there to look through and choose from. What’s important here is your genre and sub-genre. You certainly don’t want a silly-looking typeface when you are selling a romantic suspense. Continue reading “Fonts, Past and Present”
Back when I was a budding new writer, four years ago or so, I was told by published authors that Twitter is a place to meet peers and Facebook is the place to find your readers. So on top of blogging, you need an author page and regular posts about life, not so much about your books that are for sale. That same author demonstrated how to line up a week’s worth of posts scheduled for every day of the week. Me: I can do this! Continue reading “My Facebook Life”
Today, I’m going to go over some basic writing things you should know before you ask anyone to look at your work. This is really ground floor stuff, so if you are in the Advance Class or College Prep, go read Mika Jolie’s Blog instead. Sign up for her newsletter to get a free book! Continue reading “Writing Basics 101”