At the beginning of March, author Marc Laidlaw put out a tweet that read “The first line of almost any story can be improved by making sure the second line is -And then the murders began-” This is a very intriguing idea, and I challenge everyone to open up the nearest book and give it … Continue reading And Then The Murders Began
Not that I needed any encouragement...
Well, that and working from home in flip flops.
No, not fishing hooks. Or that giant hook that pulls a bombing act off the stage, although I fully expect that one anytime now. I’m talking about a memorable hook, a hook that keeps you interested. In music the hook can come at any time, but usually it’s within that part of the song commonly … Continue reading Writing Tips #5 Hooks
We've all heard that question. "If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?" I really fear the sound of a silent book launch. So what I'd like to do is help fellow independent authors as much as I can. My site is fairly … Continue reading Writing Tips #2 Tree Falling
Fallback plan in case the book writing gig doesn't pan out?
So my first ever published book will be on sale soon. Which is very exciting. But on the other hand it’s very scary. What if it sells 4 copies? What if it gets bad reviews? What if it falls in the forest and nobody is around to hear it get released, will the author sobbing … Continue reading Gimmicks Giveaways & Socially Interacting With Strangers