Attention span of a reader and how do I get it?

Attention span of a reader and how do I get it?

Attention span of a reader and how do I get it?

This is all about my latest WIP and how it starts with capturing a reader’s attention. People today have such a short attention span, a writer has to work hard to get their attention and retain it. SO, my current WIP, a Christmas story, begins with a problem. A big one and an emotional one to boot. Do you like books that start with trouble? I think that having conflict from the first page is really good. It catches the readers attention, it keeps them reading, and it is oftentimes fun to write. I didn’t always think that way though.

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What’s next?

What’s next?

Afterglow of book releases and what’s next Sometimes, when we release a book into the world, we experience a sense of loss. There is so much to do leading up to the release, and the afterglow is somewhat underwhelming. If this has happened to you, leave me a comment about your experience. I just feel a little tired, a little lazy, and yet, rejuvenated. I am not finished with books, you know. It’s the what’s next that is keeping me going, right now. There’s another one coming out soon!!! I will give you a little reprieve for now, from all

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Excerpt from In the Holler

Excerpt from In the Holler

Everyone loves a look inside, an excerpt, right? I intend on soothing that desire today in my blog post. If you are not on the newsletter list, join the Zanies today by clicking the info in the side bar. So, how about an excerpt? I will be reading from the book as a promo over on my YouTube channel next month so if you haven’t checked that out, go here: WRITER GROUPIE ON YOUTUBE – I am striving to get 100 subscribers so that YT will put the name of the channel in the URL. If you would like to

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Exciting announcement: The Mt. Moriah Series

Exciting announcement: The Mt. Moriah Series

Hi everyone! I am lifting my head from my writing desk because I am **ALMOST** finished with In the Holler, the first book in my new Mt. Moriah series. This series is something that I have been working on steadily since the beginning of the year. I may have mentioned a new book in passing one of the last times I posted but if not, here is your notice. You can thank Sarra Cannon for this series. I have taken it into my head to write FASTER and thanks to her insights on planners and planning and plotting a series

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New Release! Bound to Morocco by Leslie Hachtel

Bound to Morocco – New Release!  Bound to Morocco by Leslie Hachtel Genre: Historical Romance       What if your family sold you to a Sultan’s Harem? Drugged and kidnapped, Shera finds herself on a ship to Morocco to serve the Sultan. Abandoned and alone, Shera must find a way to escape and confront the people who betrayed her. She gets help from an unlikely source: the man who kidnapped her. But, he has his own secrets. And, when their partnership turns to love, the two must face constant danger to endure. But will they ever be free? EXCERPT

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