Monthly Archives: December 2016

Happy New Year Plans

I don’t make resolutions when it comes to New Year’s. I belong to the camp that believes making resolutions once a year sets you up to fail. If it’s a resolution for something important, such as taking better care of … Continue reading

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Formatting is a Pain in the Patootie

I spent three days last week formatting manuscripts for paperback and for Kindle. Formatting is something I’ve taught myself and it does not come naturally to me, though it is getting easier. I simply can’t see spending money to pay … Continue reading

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Descending available on Kindle and Amazon

My romance, action/adventure novel, Descending is now available for purchase on both Amazon and Kindle. Bitter cold, little to eat, and the small plane lies in pieces. Jenny Lithart can depend on her theatre coworkers when they’re on the stage, … Continue reading

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Descending not chosen for Kindle Scout

It’s all over and the results are in.  Kindle Scout has not selected my action/adventure romance for publication.  I had hopes, but I am not shocked that it wasn’t selected. It’s a good book, but I have worried that it … Continue reading

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Pride is a Problem

We’ve all heard the saying ‘Pride goeth before the fall.’ I’d like to make that a little more new millennium and say that pride precedes epic fail. I was hanging out on one of my writer’s forums, and ran into … Continue reading

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Dialog Tags- The Next Bugaboo in Bad Writing Advice

Popular styles in novel writing change with the passing seasons. For example, back in the day, adverbs ending in ‘ly’ were all the rage and sprinkled liberally throughout a story. Nowadays these sorts of adverbs are not in style, and … Continue reading

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Counting Down on a Kindle Scout Campaign

My Kindle Scout campaign for my novel, Descending will end at midnight on the 15th. I’m kinda freaking out. Just a bit. I have a touch of anxiety issues, and I can easily trap myself in shouda-couldaland. I’m trying not … Continue reading

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Using Engaging Language

The other day, I had one of my favorite compliments on my writing style. The gist of it was my reader enjoyed the fact that my tale was an easy read while remaining engaging. This is my favorite compliment because … Continue reading

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What Publishers Want

My Kindle Scout Campaign has got me thinking about this again. I covered it a bit back in my posts on writing query letters, but it’s back on my mind. I’ve been very active on the KBoards forum during my … Continue reading

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In Defense of Fanfic

In the world of fiction writing, fanfiction seems to be the red-headed stepchild. Despite the fact that there are published books of authorized fanfic (like every Star Trek or Star Wars novel ever published) as well as fanfic that has … Continue reading

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