We should start a Swoon Reads forum. Here’s something I discussed with a writer from the site: How do people do to read your ENTIRE book in minutes, an hour, and rate you and comment you right away? My answer is, they don’t. Here’s how I know this. I uploaded my manuscript at, let’s say,… Continue reading Did They REALLY Read My Whole MS? Why We Should Start a Swoon Reads Forum
Do you have a professional website or blog? Although it can be tempting to just opt for the free choice, every writer needs a professional website. Sometimes free is a viable option, and, let’s face it, just plain cool. But you still pay a price when you choose free – even if it doesn’t come… Continue reading Go Pro! Why You Want a Professional Website or Blog
I’m often asked about narrative: How do I know what tense to use to tell my story? In whose POV (*Point Of View) should I tell it? Should it be in first-person or third person…or second-person? (Wait, is there such a thing as second-person??) Choosing a narrative isn’t as easy as some are maybe led… Continue reading How Do I Tell My Story? Choosing the Best Narrative
“What would you do if you weren’t afraid?” Just the other day, in the middle of a week where I’ve started exploring my own fears, my mom shared with me a Facebook interview with Oprah. In the interview, Oprah mentions she’d never felt fear before. Ever. Not a day in her life. According to Oprah,… Continue reading What Would You Do If You Weren’t Afraid?