Fiction Writing Archive

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Some Author Goodies and Tips! ;-)

Today’s email to my list 😉  I don’t have time to put the whole thing in here, I am finishing my edits so a novel can go to my editor for the next round. http://archive.aweber.com/wso13001/4knXK/h/Some_Goodies_and_Tips_.htm

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Protect Your Rights

I’m still reeling from hearing the news of Prince’s death. Here is an excellent article.   http://www.cnn.com/2016/04/22/opinions/prince-eight-things-to-know-jones/index.html   Look at the last point. He got his rights back.   In these days of Indie Publishing, we need to remember how important our intellectual property rights are… they are our primary business assets.

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Doubts, Commonsense, and One Last Chance

Hello my fellow writers, Let me start with a haiku, because this is my new favorite mode of procrastination <very big grin> Gray day at the beach. It is gray here, too, so why Am I not writing? Now… on to the email 😉 DOUBTS I just got off a Saturday morning

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#FirstDraft60 – Let’s Complete a First Draft Together in 60 Days

Mean Crit Partner emailed me a link to this… I plan to watch as it goes. Many kudos to Kaye Dacus for doing this… even if the color coding is minimal. 😉 #FirstDraft60 – Let’s Complete a First Draft Together in 60 Days For those of us who are planners <waves hand wildly>

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Writer BEWARE!

KNOW YOUR ASINs… and keep an eye on them! This is a terrifying threat! Kindle Counterfeiting — A Growing Threat to Authors

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For New Kindling Members ;-)

Some thoughts… Especially for the newer members of Kindling Let me start by saying WELCOME! Congratulations on joining us and taking action. I have weekly Skype calls with MCP – Mean Crit Partner. In addition to berating each other for not getting enough work done, we also have long involved conversations about

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Economical White Board Option

I am visual, and that makes it a challenge. If you want to do a large white board, go to a big box home store or lumber yard and get a 4×8 sheet of shower inclosure stuff (I don’t remember what they actually call it. Have them cut it on the panel

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The Four Steps of Criticism

Okay gang, let me share with you the painful lessons I learned over three years in grad school while working on an MFA… A little bit of background here — depending on the course load and projects in process, I averaged a minimum of one critique per week… That’s a MINIMUM… At

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Starting Your Fiction Writing Journey

I am following an online friend as she starts fiction writing — Tiffany Lambert . Like many of the new authors I interact with, she is running into some common problems.   Having taught a couple of different kinds of design thru the years, I know that these bumps in the road