Tuesday, March 25, 2014

How to write the perfect book

So you want to know how to write the perfect book? The answer is really simple- no one knows. Yep that is right. There is no perfect book. It doesn't exist. So what are you supposed to do? You go forth and you write whatever in the hell you want. Easy right?

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Writing Tips 101

I get various messages asking for my advice on writing. Here is the best piece of advice I can give you- JUST WRITE. Yep it is that simple. Write from the heart, write what you love and what you want to read. Don't get caught up in what's hot at the moment. Tell the story that's living and breathing inside of you. Write it your way. Only you can tell your story. They say everything has been written  and guess what it probably has, but not with your own unique way of telling a story that you possess the life of. Everyone has a different process for how they write, I have my own strange way of doing things. Some authors have their blurb (synopsis) written before they have sat down to write the book. Me? I can't do it that way because I go into my work one page at a time for the most part. I don't do extensive outlining. I have scraps of paper and post its with little notes about ideas or conversations. That is about as fancy as I get.  I have so much more to tell you but it is dinner time at my house. I will post more soon.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

FaceBook I'm breaking up with you

Dear FaceBook,

I am breaking up with you. It's not me it's most definitely you. Why is that  do you ask? Well for one you are extremely nosey. It is none of your business what my phone number is or whether or not I played t-ball at four. You are constantly changing, I can't keep up. You give me whiplash. Make up your mind already! Like pages used to be a great way to meet new readers and find new authors or blogs or companies I wanted to get to know, but now you are asking the little man for money. I am sorry but if I am going to invest in advertising it is going to be with someone who puts the money where it's mouth is and reaches who it promises to reach. Why do people bother to like pages if you aren't going to show the people who like it anything that is posted. I am an Indie author and it is a tough gig. I mean tough, you ever heard of a one man publishing house? Well that is what an Indie author does, and no it isn't your fault I am a struggling writer in hopes of reaching the masses. But you know what is your fault- that I have lost out on the one place that was a great avenue to reach the people who like my books and want to keep up with me without having to friend me and even now if they friend me they still don't see me, unless I look like a conceited ass-hat who likes and comments on all her own post before anyone else does, just so that they are visible. When I first started my like page last year my post would on a good day reach 1,000 people and now I am lucky to reach 50, so thanks for ruining what once was a enjoyable site for the little guys like me. And there are lots of us who I am sure will agree that no it's not me it's you.