Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Funding your self published book

I had to share this with you friends. It's a blog from Nathan Bransford on Kickstarters to fund your self published work. I have never heard of this until today, but it sounded too interesting not to share with the rest of you. I know for some of you this is just what you need to help

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Great contest

If you're looking for a great book to read, you can win "Those That Wake" in a simple contest. Check it out.

Monday, March 28, 2011

O' about editing

I have heard stories of people who send their writing to an editor and then refuse to make the changes they advised. To me, this makes no sense. To rewrite, edit, change, and cut much of your novel will help you become a better writer. Completing these requests, by their agents or publishing house, has helped many become published.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Is self publishing the way to go?

Self publishing is the big question lately. Many authors are debating whether self publishing is the way to go. Traditional publishing houses still look down on SP and agents will not accept it in the bio of your query letter. Still SP is here and taking momentum. The success stories of such authors like Amanda Hocking, who

Monday, March 21, 2011

Need a really good query letter?

I just came across a wonderful interview on Sheri Larsen's blog. Please check it out. Taking under consideration from my last blog that some might find themselves a bit overwhelmed I wanted to offer some light at the end of the tunnel for you. It's not all dread and despair for us writers, only challenging. I love the challenge and I hope you do as well. Along with those challenges, there are also some tools to assist us in our quest.

Monday, March 14, 2011

The wonderful world of writing

Is it enough to write a good story? I'm sure many of you have heard "beauty is in the eye of the beholder." The same can be said about writing a good story, "A good story is in the eye of the beholder." Some may believe a great plot is what makes a good story; however, some people will disagree with that. In fact although you have a great plot, if your story is not written well some will say it's not a good story. Education is paramount for a writer these days. There are many things to consider when you seek to have your book published. A good story is a well written story.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Eliminate most adjectives and adverbs

In your writing, you may think "beautiful" fully describes what you have in your mind. However, that word can have different meanings to readers. To say something is "beautiful" is not enough when writing a novel.