This week’s guest poster is the lovely Tavera Del Toro, author of Revenge Chair. Here Tavera discusses the creative process. Enjoy!
The creative process or my lunacy
by Tavera Del Toro
When I tell people I write novels, they often ask me where in the world do I get my ideas, which after a few general answers, I usually just say, “I don’t know, it just flashes into my head”. To be honest, that’s a half truth.
Like any art or endeavor, one can’t just perch down at your desk and inform your brain, “Okay, brain tell me a story!”
I am fortunate to have the wonderful Kim Chance, author of Keeper, back on this blog. Check out her interview below.
Interview with Kim Chance
1 – Have you always wanted to be a writer?
I feel kind of strange saying this, but no. Writing has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. I wrote some short stories and poetry as a kid, but most of my writing took the form of daily diaries and journals.
I still have a box full of them! Once digital journals became a thing (anyone remember LiveJournal?), I kept one all through high school and college. Writing has always played a key role in helping me process the world and my feelings about it.
Originally posted on Story Empire: Ciao, SEers. We’re rounding out the year, and everyone is likely in planning mode for 2018. I know the six of us have been discussing it among ourselves. So, I thought this would be a great time to talk about a particular type of planning—plotting a series. I’ve written both…
via Six Steps to Plotting a Series — Author Don Massenzio
This week’s guest poster is different. Instead of an author, we have the lovely Olivia from Mibl Art, who designs artwork including book cover designs. Here she discusses why your book cover is not successful.
Every year, you can observe a tendency of increasing the purchase of books on various platforms as Amazon, Lulu, IngramSpark, Smashword.
If to be attentive you can see the struggle among writers to be titled as a bestseller. And competition is a great motivation to achieve the goals!
It’s that time again! This week’s guest post is an interview with the lovely R B McConnell, check it out!
Q01 – When did you decide you wanted to become a writer?
Have written in journals for twenty odd years, but only really started focusing on it in the past few years.
Q02 – Are there any authors who inspire you?
At the moment I am dipping in and out of Adam Blade’s Beast Quest, only a little way into the series but he is currently inspiring me.
It’s guest post time again. This week’s guest poster is the wonderful Nicole Arnold who discusses developing a Writer identity. Enjoy!
From writer to Writer
by Nicole Arnold
If life is a puzzle and experiences are pieces in varying sizes that help us understand the big picture that is our lives, then this year, I found a corner piece. The piece is the understanding that I am a writer. A Writer.
This is the story of how it happened.
I often find it hard to see the moment when something complex originates (usually I end up back at birth), but in this case, I am sure the story begins with goal setting.
Hmm with a title like that, maybe I should have had a picture featuring a pen? Oh well, this picture will have to do.
Okay so we’re talking about editing (again).
There’s a reason for this. It’s because my current manuscript “Dark Hart” (possible working title) is in its rough first draft stage and I’m ready to do the first edit.