Archive for November, 2009

8 “How To” for Aspiring Authors

Saturday, November 21st, 2009

What should you do when you want to write a book?

  • First thing “Keep your day job.” To publish and promote your books takes money and sometimes lots of it. Promotion may include travel, business cards, bookmarkers, renting tables at fairs, posters, and free copies for reviews, etc. Reviewers may require one or more free copies of your book, and so will any contests (more…)

How to Include Feelings in your Writing

Wednesday, November 11th, 2009

There are so many feelings and some are very complex, yet they are the heart of any good story. It doesn’t matter if the tale is a romance or not. Even a villain has some kind of feeling as a basis for what he does.

When I was a foster-mom, a therapist gave one of the young kids a page that listed a lot of different feelings. I was impressed (more…)