GP: The creative process or my lunacy by Tavera Del Toro

This week’s guest poster is the lovely Tavera Del Toro, author of Revenge Chair.  Here Tavera discusses the creative process. Enjoy!

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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!”

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Why you need a Marketing Plan

open bookI’m back with a Monday Marketing post!

So let’s talk about marketing!  One writer I spoke to informed me that they hadn’t really got any ideas for marketing and just wanted to get lots of books published.

Now this is one way to go, however if you want to be a professional writer, sell your books, then you do yourself a disservice if you don’t at least consider some form of marketing.

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GP: Interview with author Kim Chance

I am fortunate to have the wonderful Kim Chance, author of Keeper, back on this blog.  Check out her interview below.

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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.

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GP: Interview with writer R B McConnell

It’s that time again!  This week’s guest post is an interview with the lovely R B McConnell, check it out!

UntitledQ01 – 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.

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GP: Developing a Writer identity by Nicole Arnold

It’s guest post time again.  This week’s guest poster is the wonderful Nicole Arnold who discusses developing a Writer identity.  Enjoy!

NicoleFrom 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.

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GP: Interview with Tony Brady

This week’s guest post is an interview with the wonderful Tony Brady, auther of the Thousand Scars series.  Enjoy!

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Interview with Tony Brady

01 – Have you always wanted to be a writer?

I’m not going to say that I’ve always wanted to be a writer in particular, but I have always loved to write and it doesn’t surprise me that my writing has been getting all the attention lately. I have always wanted to make the world a better place. That is my goal, that is my purpose. That is what I shall be.

02 – What inspires your writing?

A lot of things effect my writing and there are sometimes the occasional happenings that inspire it as well. The greater accomplishments of man, both wretched and divine, push me to write when I see or hear of them. Those potent influences effect all of my art. I paint, draw, write poems and tattoo as well as write novels and short stories.

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Why you should Embrace your Mistakes

 

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Do you embrace your mistakes?

 

I think there is a part in all of us that loves the idea of holding ourselves accountable to mistakes me make.  But that’s not always the case, is it?

So why don’t we embrace our mistakes?

Maybe you blame schools… or parents… or bosses!  Because they are easy to blame.  Though maybe the real culprit is society.

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ReBlog: How To Handle The Slow Burn Story

Since I had no guest poster set up for this week, I thought I would share someone else’s wisdom with a reblog instead! Check out this great article from BlondeWriteMore Blog.

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This is something I have experienced lately, writing the slow burn story.

These tales are unique because they take AGES to come out of you.

They are normally written in dribs and drabs which can be very frustrating for an impatient blonde writer, like myself.

A slow burn story is a form of creative torture as your naughty muse gives you a little titbit of the story (equating to a few pages) and that’s it for a few days, weeks or even months.

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