Learning to write like an author is like learning about yourself all over again. It can be fun or scary or both. And not every technique is best for everyone. In my publishing quest, I’ve tried several different methods of writing. There’s this little thing called NaNoWriMo that starts in a few days. I’ve done it … Continue reading
There are different kinds of readers. I never knew there were quite so many. I came across this info graphic the other day and thought the book-lovers who follow my blog would enjoy it. I know I fall in a number of categories here. What kind of book lover are you?
Last weekend I attended the Arkansas SCBWI Conference. (That’s the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators conference – for those uninitiated.) This was only the second time I’ve attended the conference, but it’s by far the best local writing conference I’ve attended. They always have great speakers, and there’s a family feel to the conference. … Continue reading
As I have mentioned in previous weeks, I plan to release a short story as an ebook in mid-June. I wrote the story a number of years ago, long before the release of a certain un-named movie. I never did anything with the story until now. After some editing, I’ve decided to upload the story to Kindle and various … Continue reading
What seems like eons ago, I submitted a piece to Chicken Soup for the Soul. Over a year later, I had completely forgotten about it. Then I got an email telling me my manuscript was in the final round. When I saw my manuscript again, it was awful. Either my writing improved a lot over … Continue reading
If you like fantasy, dystopian literature, or sweet teen romance stories, you should check out The Pledge Series by Kimberly Derting. I read book one, The Pledge, and loved it, so when I heard about a GoodReads contest for book two, The Essence, I entered it even though I never win anything. Well, I was … Continue reading
Do you have a reader on your gift list? Here are some gift ideas for the reader in your life: GoodReads : The GoodReads Choice Awards are the best books of 2012 divided into 20 categories. They are voted on by actual readers; not critics. If you click on the picture of the winning book in … Continue reading