Posts Tagged #amwriting

People Watching: The Character Menagerie for Writerly Inspiration #amwriting

Photo credit: liz_com1981 on Flickr

Photo credit: liz_com1981 on Flickr

The places where writers (including myself) find story ideas fascinates me. Sometimes it’s by way of deep, meta concepts, sometimes it’s through trivial day-to-day activities, and sometimes it’s from the depth of interesting personas one finds when people watching. Read the rest of this entry »

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Do You Have What it Takes to Survive Indie Publishing? @susankayequinn #giveaway

Today I’m pleased to feature an author I admire, both for her writing and her knowledge of all things indie pub. Thinking of trying to publish on your own? Check out her new book to see if it’s right for you and learned how to survive the experience. And enter the giveaway below for a T-shirt!

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This book is for every author who’s thinking about indie publishing, or has already taken the leap, and wonders why no one told them about the sharks, the life-sucking social media quicksand, or the best way to avoid sales-checking, yellow-spotted fever. This is a guide for the heart as much as the head. Read the rest of this entry »

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The Birth of the Novel – Guest Post by G. S. Wright #BBF

Death StormWelcome to day 3 of the Blogger Book Fair. Today author G.S. Wright uses wit and humor to compare writing a novel to birthing a child. My favorite is his comparison of a new book to a baby giraffe. Be sure and grab  BROKEN THINGS (FREE through today, and on sale for $0.99 from 7/25 – 7/28)  and DEATH STORM (FREE 7/25 – 7/26 and on sale for $0.99 from 7/27 – 7/28).

I once spoke with a very wise woman (my wife) about writing a novel. She compared the process to pregnancy. While (un)fortunately I’ve never been able to experience childbirth firsthand, I’ve been a part of the journey several times. From my dangerously male point of view, I will now share with you all of the joys and tribulations of the novel-birthing process.

(Note: time may vary – your novel may have the gestation of a guppy or that of an elephant). Read the rest of this entry »

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Confessions of a Writer: I Think I Have #amwriting ADD

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Most days here, I try to share some inspiration or writerly snippets of wisdom I’ve gleaned along my way. I look to other blogs for insight and encouragement, so that’s what I hope to give back. But I want to meet people along the way, too. And I’m drawn to those who are open and honest. Transparency is a good thing. So I’ve decided to start a series of posts called Confessions of a Writer. You’ll see one of these show up at random whenever I’m prompted.

The Project Hopper

Confession: I think I have writing ADD. Read the rest of this entry »

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The Cure for Writer’s Block via Stephen King

I recently read this nifty little book by Stephen King. I’m not a huge fan of his work although I respect him as a writer. But On Writing provided me a chest full of gold nuggets – encouragement, inspiration, solutions to problems every writer faces. You might expect someone who’s come across this kind of buried treasure to keep it tucked away, but fortunately I am not a hoarder. I want to pass on what I’ve learned in hopes that you be enlightened as well. I’m nearly trembling with anticipation of sharing with you all the goodies in King’s book (although you really should go read it for yourself). So what am I waiting for? On with it! The first one is about conquering Writer’s Block. Read the rest of this entry »

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