Writing a novel first draft via Nanowrimo

Writing a novel first draft via Nanowrimo

Writing a novel first draft via Nanowrimo

Some of us have already ended Nanowrimo, and some of us are about to do so with the close of November. No matter if you have succeeded with the 50,000 words or not, we all have gotten SOMETHING on our work accomplished and isn’t that the whole purpose? This post is for those who are now holding that precious first draft. Rock on, you writer, you! GIVE IT A WHIRL I made my own story a nemesis this month by writing something from the seat of my pants, no outline, no idea what it would be. And it is a

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Paper versus Electronic Publishing

Paper versus Electronic Publishing Ok, so I’ve talked about writing a lot on this blog but not really gone into any detail about the PROCESS. And not specifically e-books, even though that is what I usually end up with. So, today, you will get the insider details on my e-book writing mind. There is a process to everything. Have you ever noticed? You cannot even go to the grocery store without making a list, clipping coupons, and checking your recipes. It’s the same with writing. In the beginning, you have to have an idea early on whether you want your

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Writer Groupie Episode 40 YA Sci-fi/Fantasy with Kathryn Sullivan

Writer Groupie Episode 40 YA Sci-fi/Fantasy with Kathryn Sullivan

Hello, Groupies! Today I talk with Kathryn Sullivan. And, this episode is our 40th interview on WG! I am rather proud of that fact and just wanted to hoot about it. If you are a new author wondering how to stand out in the crowded book market, consider starting a podcast. It’s great fun and it can help build your platform. Don’t forget to listen to the AUDIO ONLY version for the latest and greatest. See the audio link below. Now off we go, and on with the show! _____________ Kathryn Sullivan was born and raised in the Chicago suburb

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How to stand out in the book market part three

How to stand out in the book market part three

Welcome to part three of my little series on how to stand out in the book market. You can read part one here and follow the link here to get part two. It’s pretty much a no-brainer on the ways to do this, but I do hope I put a little bit of a new spin on it. We all are wading along up to our necks in books. Amazon probably didn’t even know it would be such a hot commodity when it decided to become a distributor for books so many years ago. (it was over 20 years ago

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Are you working or waiting for a book to appear?

Are you working or waiting for a book to appear?

Are you working or waiting for a book to appear? I had completed my first manuscript. It sat on my computer’s hard drive waiting to for the next set of things to be done to it. I still had to do another run-through, take out halting words, zap overused words, edit it within an inch of its little life. I was still green at the writing game, at that thing called editing. This writing a book thing was a tasty tidbit to be savored, to be lingered over. Back then, publishing seemed about as far away as it could get.

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