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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In the Holler blurb!

In the Holler blurb!

Y’all, I am so excited! In the Holler, the first book in the Mt. Moriah series is almost ready to publish. I cannot believe how long it has been since I pushed publish on a book. I have worked so hard this year on this series that it is like publishing my very first book ALL OVER AGAIN. In the Holler was so much fun to write, and it taught me new writing tools also. I am hoping you will enjoy reading it as much as I have writing it. If you like romance with a side of women’s fiction,

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End of year goals

End of year goals

I am trying my hand at setting bi-monthly goals, and using a planner to keep track of them as well as my moods and habits. It’s working so far, so today I thought I would share my end of year goals (since it is now November, they will also be bi-monthly goals). Why set them at all? Well, as someone smarter than I has said, it enables you to look forward to your future when you are planning them, and look back at your past to see your progress. But I personally believe the key to goal-setting and accomplishing them

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Daily writing and keeping up

Daily writing and keeping up

This blog is more than just keeping up with me about my daily writing habits. But what else is there? LET’S TALK ABOUT IT Hey guys, welcome back to the blog. I have been very busy with booking guests for my podcast, WRITER GROUPIE and you can look forward to a bunch of great guests in the new year, yay for 2020! (If you want to check out my latest interview on WGP – go to http://www.writergroupie.net and read all about it. For my current WIP, a YA fantasy, as of yet untitled, I have been stricken with a lack

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How to believe in our writing

How to believe in our writing

We all need a shot in the arm these days, especially to believe in our writing. I don’t know why, but for some reason, writers are the most anxious, doubt-filled people around. They just do not believe in themselves. I have always had doubts, I freely admit it. But today, let’s look at some good ways to overcome them. How to believe in our writing Apparently, doubt and anxiety are norms for humans these days. Everyone has some form of it, so don’t think you are alone. You are not. And believe me, this is not an exhaustive list of

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