Category Archives: Writing Process

Do Speaking Engagements Help Authors?

I have heard that authors need to do speaking engagements to increase their public platform and help sell their books. In this post, I would like to share my experience with presentations as an author. It is important for authors … Continue reading

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Do writers need social media?

For years I have heard that a writer must participate in social media to be successful. By successful, the people meant to sell books. Well, I have tried social media for over five years now as a writer and have found a … Continue reading

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The Basics of Storytelling

We humans have passed along information through stories for centuries. Because of that, we all know how a story is supposed to go. Our mothers and fathers taught us when we were young. Now as adults, we expect that same … Continue reading

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Why Use a Professional Editor?

I hear this question a lot. Over the years, I have changed my mind from not wanting a professional editor to not wanting to publish something without a professional editors review. My change came about from reading a lot of … Continue reading

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Location, Location, Location

Business owners tell us that the most important thing about your business is location, location, location. I have found it is just as important to a novel. After finishing my list of characters, I develop an outline of the chapters. … Continue reading

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Using Everyday Life in Writing

As I sit down to write a novella, my mind goes over the conversations, memories, and stories from my life. I usually mix and match pieces and parts of my life experience to develop ideas, characters, and storylines. This is … Continue reading

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My Steps to Writing a Novel

I read a lot about writing the first novel and learned even more by writing one. However, I  would never say I am an expert. What I found out during the whole process was priceless. I discovered that I needed an … Continue reading

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