Series or Standalones That was the question posed by a member of The Story Empire earlier last week. You can read his full thoughts here– well worth your time. I’ve read many great standalone books, (Cinderella anyone?) but have to admit I enjoy stories set in a series much more. There’s a deeper connection to a) the characters, … Continue reading Series or Standalones- Does it Matter? #amwriting #Romance
Spinning My Tires Lately it feels as though my writing has come to a standstill and I'm just spinning tires without going anywhere. We were talking about this at my local critique group meeting and I realized- thankfully- that at least I'm not alone with this dilemma. Some call it writer's block or writer's slump, … Continue reading Spinning Tires #WritersLife #amwriting
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Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com Celebrating a Milestone Five years ago, I decided to quit feeling sorry for myself and do something about it. You see, I'd recently moved away from home and was lost and lonely. But, I had a dream. One I'd carried in the back of my mind for years. I wanted … Continue reading Celebrating a Milestone- Realizing a Dream #Romance #Writer #eNovAaW
I've been staring my climatic moment in the eye for weeks now and it just won't cooperate.
One of the first things any potential buyer is drawn to, whether online, a library, or in a brick and mortar store is a standout cover. It is critically important that YOU, as a hard-working writer, DO NOT skip this important marketing step.
Do you ever doubt yourself?
Do you have a favorite author? One whose pages you could read without seeing the cover and you'd STILL be able to say without a doubt, yes, that is definitely their book?
I thought so 🙂
Have you ever started to write a book and had a secondary character try to take over the story? It doesn't matter how hard you work at putting them on the sidelines, they keep popping up at the most inopportune times. I've found it's better to go with the flow and see where it takes … Continue reading Help, my secondary character is taking over the book! #amwriting #Romance #mgtab
To blog or not to blog; I hear this question often. There are many demands on a writer's time. Most of us have families, day jobs, pets, houses to clean, yards to maintain, the list goes on and on, so how are we supposed to keep up a regular blog as well? And why should … Continue reading To #Blog or Not to Blog, that is the Question #Writerslife #mgtab
The Benefits of a Writer's Group A few months ago Mimi Barbour, creator of The Authors' Billboard, a group of over thirty bestselling romance writers, came up with the ingenious idea of setting up box sets varying in size from six to eight books and enrolling them into the Kindle Select program. The hope … Continue reading The Snowball Effect #Writertips #HolidayRomance #mgtab @mimisgang1
It's hard to express the feeling I had this week when Audible released Missing: The Lady Said No to audiobook. Hearing your hero speak for the very first time is indescribable. I've been waiting for ACX- (Audible Creation Exchange) the company that produces audiobooks for leading suppliers such as Audible, Amazon, and I-tunes to allow Canadians … Continue reading Hearing Your Hero For the First Time #AudioBook #mgtab @Audible_com
It's not what you're thinking. Okay, maybe it is. I've fallen in love. He's Handsome, smart, charming, and oh yeah, he's the devil. And I'm not alone. Thousands tune in every Monday night to watch what is quickly becoming a craze on Twitter and various other social media platforms. That's right, it's Lucifer. So what … Continue reading What I Learned From Lucifer #Writer #Suspense #mgtab
I don't know about you, but when the warm winds and indigo blue skies of summer appear on the horizon, the last thing I want to do is sit in a chair forcing myself to fight past the sticky middle of my current WIP (work-in-progress). It's literally like pulling teeth. I'd much sooner have my … Continue reading You Are My Sunshine #LazyDaysOfSummer #amwriting #mgtab
Happy Homicides 5: The Purr-fect Crime by Joanna Campbell Slan, Linda Gordon Hengerer, LouLou Harrington, Neil Plakcy, Teresa Trent, Terry Ambrose, Amy Vansant, Randy Rawls, Christina Freeburn, Wendy Sand Eckel, and Karen Cantwell ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ GENRE: Cozy Mystery anthology ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ BLURB: The purr-fect way to meet your new favorite author! This collection of traditional mysteries will … Continue reading The Purr-fect #Collection of #CozyMysteries Happy Homicide 5 @Goddessfish
Readers often ask where do writers come up with ideas for their characters? In my case, the birth of a hero comes from a variety of sources. News reports, television programs, books I've read; all are great resources. But my favorite characters grow organically from stories I've already written. For my new release, Missing: The … Continue reading The Birth of a Hero #NewRelease #ChandlerCounty #amwriting
For an indie author, the tough job of writing a book, editing, choosing covers (all of mine are done by the fabulous Kim Killion), learning how to format (if you're doing your own I highly recommend Vellum!) and uploading to your chosen vendors can seem overwhelming. Fortunately, there are many informative blogs, such as Kristen … Continue reading Celebrating my first featured @Bookbub #Sale #mgtab
Rookie Mistake Alice Ward (Beasts of Baseball, #1) Publication date: October 1st 2016 Genres: Adult, Romance, Sports I thought I’d achieved everything I ever wanted. Then I lost her… Standing on the pitcher’s mound for a professional baseball team has been my dream since I was a small boy. Now I’m here, pitching for the … Continue reading Rookie Mistake by Alice Ward #SportRomance #Contemporary @AuthorAliceWard
This might get a little longwinded so bear with me 🙂 How many of you remember arguing with your parents when you were a teen and desperately wanted to color your hair? My daughter used to drive me crazy with these requests. "Please, Mom, Stephanie's mom let her do it." Or my personal … Continue reading How Writing Is Like Hair Color #amwriting #Writertips
I'LL BE SEEING YOU by A.P. Hallmark Genre: Contemporary Romance She thought he was the love of her life, but Joy’s world is broken when she discovers she has been betrayed not only by the man she loves, but her life-long friends as well. Taking the time to heal and mend her … Continue reading I’ll Be Seeing You-A.P. Hallmark #amreading #Romance @MoBPromos