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”
Most writers, like me, read a huge number of books each year. Smart writers read across genres and both short stories, novellas, series, and whatever comes to hand. With that idea in mind, I want to caution you about a possible slip we all will be tempted to make. Continue reading “Free Books! (Or How to Fill Up Your Inbox)”
I currently post a humor blog called Welcome to Fabulous Sparkyville. Or WTF Sparkyville. I started this blog to fill a gaping hole in my universe. And while it might not have a huge following or make any money for me, I don’t plan to stop doing it any time soon. There’s a bit of history connected with the blog that keeps me in touch with an online family. Let me tell you all about it. Continue reading “How I Arrived at Sparkyville”