As I continue wrestling with my WIP, Apprentice Cat, using Larry Brooks' Story Engineering strategies, I've suddenly realized it's not just the writing I'll need to edit. Pantsers know (or should know) that they'll be writing draft after draft in order to get the story just right. Plotters, on the other hand, use different methods … Continue reading Rough Drafts Aren’t The Only Things That Need Editing
When you want to be a career author you can't just write when the muse is singing. Sometimes you do need a little butt glue to keep you from wandering around doing everything but writing. That's true... except when it isn't. Is butt glue always necessary? Today I learned a very interesting thing about my … Continue reading Is Butt Glue Necessary When Writing?
I find a lot of interesting marketing ploys during my research times. Most of them are schemes or ideas that make a highly sensitive person such as myself shudder. However, there are a few I find intriguing. One such idea is called Pay with a Tweet. What is Pay with a Tweet? Simply put, this … Continue reading Marketing Monday: Pay With A Tweet
Ahhhh. The sweet smell of success... or almost success. As some of you may remember, I've been diligently working on creating an audio book version of Simply Prayer. I'm happy to say that I've finished the recording and editing of it. Now comes the really hard part: deciding how to get it to the public. … Continue reading Where Can You Sell Indie Audio Books?
I had the loveliest, un-writerly night last night. I didn't read a book on Craft. I didn't read any blogs about writing. I didn't read a book or watch a movie in order to dissect it. I didn't even read my email. I wasn't waiting for my Muse, nor was I adhering butt glue in … Continue reading Sometimes You Just Need a Break
There's a lot of conversation around the Top 100's in Kindle sales and it's mostly surrounding mainstream authors. I was curious about the Top 100's in Christian Sci-Fi and Fantasy, so I took a peek. Here's what I found. Top 11 Christian Sci-Fi and Fantasy The first seven books listed in Top 100 Paid were … Continue reading Christian Fiction Indie Authors Successful In Kindle Top 100
What makes you uncomfortable with or defensive about your story is worth looking at closely for two reasons: 1) it could be a hidden gem, or 2) it could be a little darling. Hidden Gems Sometimes as we write our subconscious seeds our stories with hidden gems, like how or where your protagonist will find the answer to his … Continue reading Hidden Gems and Little Darlings