Tagged with novels

Hatchette/Amazon Battle

I haven’t blogged much lately, you know with all of that writing stuff I do for a living combined with gardens, canning, freezing, children, dogs, cats, chickens, geese, etc. Things have been a little on the busy side to say the least. However, after an email this morning, I decided to take a brief moment … Continue reading

War on Amazon? Why?

Quoted from the article: “It’s probably not a coincidence that many of the most strident anti-Amazon advocates are making millions (in Patterson’s case, hundreds of millions) of dollars within the publishing system as it currently exists. It’s simply human nature to believe that a system that has worked for me is a just system, a desirable system, the … Continue reading

Writing along happily and then…

I spent first part of the evening happily typing away on Ashes and Spirits when my fingers froze over the keyboard. It wasn’t writer’s block. No, my muse is hard a work. It was one of those, “I don’t know this well enough” moments. I needed a type of bow. Not being well versed in … Continue reading

Beginning writers:

First, let me say this again. Before you put your book on Amazon, please get an editor. No book is going to be 100% perfect. However it shouldn’t be completely littered with issues. Just because you have a thesaurus doesn’t mean you need to use every single word in it. The word ‘said’ is a … Continue reading

Cover Reveal – I am Forever by Wynne Channing

Introducing I Am Forever, the highly-anticipated sequel to Wynne Channing’s best-selling debut novel What Kills Me. Check out the teaser synopsis for the second book in the series which is due out in Winter 2013: The prophecy said a girl would kill them all. Against an army of vampires, Axelia fought back and survived. Once … Continue reading

The Measure of a Writer’s Success

  I keep seeing articles popping up that talk about how 50% of self-published authors never make over 500.00 dollars. Or how only a very few make it to the top. Or some other percentage or graph or some such that bemoans how unsuccessful most indie authors are. First of all, the first example is … Continue reading

Editing Really Is A Very Important Step

Not that I mean to harp on a subject, but well…okay, I’m going to harp some more. Editing really isn’t a step you can skip when preparing your book for the masses of readers out there in the world. And I don’t mean you reading through your manuscript eleventy-billion times hoping that in the process … Continue reading

Readers Favorite 2013 Award Contest Finalist

Woooot!!! I’m a finalist in the Readers Favorite 2013 Award Contest! Click Here to see the list of finalist, you will see me and my fantasy book, Embers at Galdrilene under fantasy! To say I am beyond excited is an understatement.   What is the Readers Favorite Awards? Follow this LINK to find out! I … Continue reading

“You Gotta Earn it!”

Finally, self-publishing has moved out of the realm of vanity. Or has it completely? I keep hearing that a lot of people avoid books by indie authors. I also hear a lot of indie authors bemoaning the fact the indie world still has a bad rap for poorly constructed, poorly edited books and badly behaving … Continue reading