Category Archives: Kindle Scout

Grammarly- Help or Hindrance?

Grammarly is a grammar checking program for writers. There are several forms of the program, but today I’m here to talk about the plug-in for Microsoft Office. This plug-in also works for Microsoft Word, you don’t have to actually own Office … Continue reading

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The Many Dangers of Publishing Too Soon.

The Many Dangers of Publishing Too Soon. This is a subject I’ve touched on before, but a recent experience has convinced me to devote an entire blog post to it. I bought an e-book, the first of a series, because … Continue reading

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The Weakness of Stupidity as a Plot Device

We’ve all seen it. We’re watching that TV show or movie, or we’re reading that book, and the normally clever and unflappable character pulls a move so boneheaded that we roll our eyes and disengage from the story entirely. What’s … Continue reading

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Wyrd House Kindle Scout Campaign Begins!

It’s time! After ages of prep, my paranormal mystery, Wyrd House, is up on Kindle Scout. What it means: Kindle Scout is an Amazon program where anyone can enter a novel and have a chance to get it published by … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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Writing News- NaNoWriMo is Finished.

November was busy, busy, busy. I put my YA dystopia on hold to take part in NaNoWriMo for the first time. I wanted to do it right, write 50k words on a new novel, though there are plenty of rebels … Continue reading

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Kindle Scout Campaign! What the hell was I thinking?

I recently found out about Amazon’s Kindle Scout program. For some reason I thought it was a great idea. I have a romance/ action/adventure novel that I wasn’t certain what to do with, and KS looked like a great thing … Continue reading

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