Writers usually work in solitude #amwriting Click To Tweet They create events, characters and stories and then they ask for feedback. While in solitude, we allow our creative minds to take us places that are often unexpected, surprising and sometimes startling. When we permit ourselves to move in the realm of creativity, we find we […]
When Your Hero becomes Your Villain #Inkripples
The hero/villain dichotomy has become very blurred in recent years #inkripples Click To Tweet With the rise of Walter White in Breaking Bad, heroes become villains and vice versa. Do you find yourself reading a book and rooting for the bad guy? If so, the writer has done a nice job of reversing roles. The […]
The Painful Truth: You Must Revise This!
This month’s topic in #Inkripples has to do with Revisions. I’ve suggested some tips to writers. See what the other writers in Inkripples toss into the pond. Take a look at the ripples… Add your own… Mary Waibel’s World at Katie Carroll Observation Desk and at Kai Strand’s blog. Don’t you hate people who say they never revise their work? […]
Can You Judge a Book by its Cover?
I’ve joined a new blog team with monthly themes. This month #Inkripples is talking about book covers. Check out the other bloggers and what they have to say about book covers at Mary Waibel’s World at Katie Carroll Observation Desk and at Kai Strand’s blog. Book covers are often cause writers more headaches than pesky commas #bookcovers […]
Twitter or Facebook–A Good Place for Writers to Hangout?
Writers must work hard at developing their fan base or their platform #amwriting #writingtips Click To Tweet This is no easy task. It takes time and dedication. In the end, however, it’s worth the trouble. One of the choices writers must make is to decide which social medium gives them the best visibility. In the […]
My Interview with David Alan Binder–Full of Writing Tips
Joan Curtis interview with David Alan Binder Joan’s Bio from her website (shortened): Joan is an award-winning writer who has published 7 books and numerous stories. In her mystery/suspense novel, The Clock Strikes Midnight, we meet Janie Knox, a tormented young woman who escaped her home and family after a jury convicted her stepfather of killing […]
What do Sympathetic Readers Like to Read?
Looking at particular communication styles, we can determine what people like to read #amreading Click To Tweet Indeed reading is a subtle form of communication. Our books talk to us in all kinds of ways. They teach, they entertain, they create tension, they challenge. For the Sympathetic reader they must also satisfy #amreading Click To […]
Reviews Controversy–What’s an Author to Do?
We authors know how important customer reviews are to our books #amwriting #bookreviews Click To Tweet After publishing my first mystery, I begged family and friends to write reviews. I didn’t ask them to write five-star reviews, just to share their thoughts on Amazon. Most didn’t do it. Those who did had their reviews removed […]
Tips for Starting a New Novel
I recently started a new novel. I began with a germ of an idea and it has grown and emerged since. Because we all write in different ways, I thought I’d share some of my tips for starting a new novel and ask my writer friends to add a few of theirs. Working on a […]
The Last Clover
A story that will touch your heart #flashfiction #emotions #sisters @Writers RT Click To Tweet It glowed like a beacon n the grass. I plucked it right up and added it to my collection. “How many is that?” asked my sister, trotting behind me, eyes downcast, searching. “Dunno. Maybe six.” I skipped further along the […]