Check out this great post from Rachel Poli's blog with the best way to plan a crime in your mystery novel as part of her Mystery Month series.
Check out this helpful post with advanced twitter tips for writers from D.E. Haggerty’s blog.
There’s no way around it – if you want to build a writer’s platform and cultivate relationships with your readers, you have to be on Twitter as part of your author toolbox. Although I didn’t really see the purpose in Twitter, I followed this advice and worked hard on building what I thought was a solid Twitter following with over 10,000 followers.
Like many busy authors, I used Twitter to project myself. I tweeted about my books, found articles I thought my followers would find interesting, and – every so often – did a search for funny or interesting tweets to retweet. Every once in a while – usually as part of my work on a re-tweet team – my tweets would gather some sort of following, but more often than not, I felt like my tweets were disappearing into that place where all Internet rubbish disappears to (please note:…
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Pixabay Much like other genres of speculative fiction, horror enjoys a loyal, and possibly fixated, fan base. Horror isn't all blood and gore. The subgenres include everything from the mildly unsettling (like Twilight Zone), to splatterpunk (which is exactly what you think it is). Some of the genres accepted by horror magazines include: humorous horror,…
I know you’ve all been here- You have an idea. It’s a wonderful, unique, and in your mind BRILLIANT idea, for a story. This is the story that will make you a pro. It’s your Great Gatsby, your Hobbit, your Carrie. All you have to do is write it. That’s the tricky part, isn’t it? Good ideas are easy to…
Check out this great review of the book, A Boy Named Rabbit, by Marcia Meara, as part of the share a review day feature from this post on The Write Stuff blog.
I think we should add a new feature to TWS, just for fun, and to help us share what readers are saying about our books. With that in mind, I’m creating #ShareAReviewDay for Wednesdays. You are hereby invited to choose a favorite review of one of your books, and either a) post it on TWS directly, if you are a contributor, or b) email me to set it up for you. (See Contact above.) Since I’m late getting this off the ground, I’ll run it through tomorrow, too, and next week, I’ll give you heads up the day before, so you can plan to take part.
I’m going to start the ball rolling by sharing a lovely review I discovered on Amazon this morning. Happily, I have received nothing but good reviews for my 2nd Wake-Robin Ridge book, A Boy Named Rabbit, and many have been truly beautiful. This is the latest of…
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Check out Chapter 7 of Teagan Geneviene’s serial, Hullaba Lulu from this post on Teagan’s Books blog.
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Tom, Lulu, and Valentino at the tilt-a-whirl, by Rob Goldstein.
Welcome back to Jazz Age Wednesdays. Today’s episode of Hullaba Lulu brings us to Chapter 5 of the series. I hope you are enjoying my diesel-punk change of pace from the “Pip-verse.”
Once again I have more of the pos-i-lutely fabulous artwork from Rob Goldstein. We’re also having inspiring discussions and he’s sending me “three things” to spontaneously drive each chapter of this pantser story.
Update: Rob just finished another video.
I’m offering a little challenge. Where would you take this story with pocket watch, Ferris wheel, and bubblegum? Read on to see where those three things took my imagination.
If you need to catch up with past chapters, look to the right of the screen. Scroll down to Categories, and click Hullaba Lulu*. That will take you to all the…
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Author Phyllis Entis is in the spotlight in this post from the Reade and Write blog.
Today I welcome author Phyllis Entis back to Reade and Write. Phyllis has penned both fiction and non-fiction, but it’s the fiction she’s talking about today. Phyllis is the author of the Damien Dickens Mysteries, which consist of The Green Pearl Caper,The White Russian Caper, The Chocolate Labradoodle Caper, and now, The Gold Dragon Caper. I can personally attest to how good the books are! She’s here to tell us a little about The Gold Dragon Caper.
“The Gold Dragon Caper was both the easiest and the most difficult of the Damien Dickens Mysteries for me to write. I knew where I wanted to go with my plot, I knew my villain (not always the case for me at the start of a book project), and I knew how and where I wanted the story to end. That was the easy part.
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