Monthly Archives: June 2016

Which Novel Cover?

A novel cover is so important because, despite the saying, we DO judge a book by the cover. There are so many things to consider: Does it fit the genre, is it an accurate reflection of the story, does it … Continue reading

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www.ProWritingAid.com — A Fantastic Resource

As I’ve been working more and more with beta readers, I’ve been referring some authors to the website http://www.prowritingaid.com for some editing / writing style help. On this site, you can paste up to 3000 words of your writing for … Continue reading

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Writing for Fun! (July’s Camp NaNoWriMo)

Only 7 days to go until July’s Camp NaNoWriMo.  (More info HERE, if you don’t know what that is.). I’ve been working nonstop on my novel, Love, Lies, & Clones since I started it in February.  It’s currently in my … Continue reading

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Read (& Critique) to Write Better

Early in my journey to learn how to write fiction, I filled my stories with the huge no-no’s such as… Telling versus Showing Stiff Dialogue Too Many Adverbs Passive Sentences Lack of Description I’d have people read my stories and … Continue reading

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