Friday, April 29, 2011

Rachel in the OC

If you’re at all familiar with @RachelintheOC via my Twitter feed, my blog, or my new book A Walk In The Snark, you probably know me as that redheaded Queen of Snark in a sea of blondes (OC does stand for Orange County, CA, home of the Tragic – I mean Magic – Kingdom), after all. Essays like Stupid Pants Syndrome, Men are from Seinfeld, Women are From Friends (Mancode), and I’m Fine. Deconstructed. (Chickspeak) certainly cement that fact. But who am I and why should anyone care what I have to say?

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Guest blogger and Contest

Please make sure you visit us April 29, when Rachel Thompson will be my guest blogger. You don't want to miss getting to know her. She is an Indie author that has gotten great reviews for her book A Walk in the Snark. If you haven't read it yet you do want to go out and get it. It is a wonderful read and very funny.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Three steps to working with a comma

Don't let the comma kill your writing.
I consider the comma one of the most important punctuation marks in grammar, and the most misunderstood. Many think they know how to use it, but they really don't. Some writers don't use it enough others toss them around like glitter on a child's poster board painting. Although it can be confusing, I will try to break it down for you starting with the simple sentences.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Great Contest...

I am proud to announce this contest showcasing Rachel Thompson. Rachel will be a guest on my blog on Thursday April 29, 2011. I will be giving away a copy of her new book in this very simple Easter contest. Ah…, the holidays, gotta love 'em.

How to enter:

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

6 steps to develop the right

1. Must be likable:
The protagonist is the most important figure in your writing. Therefore, if you put forward a protagonist that is not likable, you have just made your story unlikable. And I don't mean we like him a little. We have to find him/her so interesting we want to continue reading more about him/her.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Who categorizes your book and how?

Phoenix Sullivan is a great writer and has reflected it in a tale which brings together beauty and horror. The book speaks of the horror of war in all its gory details and the beauty that can sometimes be found in the most unexpected places. However, Amazon has not looked at it this way.They have labeled this way. They categorized it as erotica limiting her ability to reach potential readers.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Boy, did you write the wrong thing.

You ran you're spell checker for misspelled words and now you think your ready, but is that correct?

Are you there yet? Because they're watching you with their critiquing eyes, and will judge you accordingly.