Dear Indie | Prologues, Prefaces, Forwards, Introductions & Epilogues

Hi Indies! I’ve been thinking about prologues a lot lately. Mainly because most of my original works have them and when I get the rights back from my publisher, I plan to polish them up and have them re-edited. But, it seems that more and more readers are expressing their dislike for prologues these days.Continue reading “Dear Indie | Prologues, Prefaces, Forwards, Introductions & Epilogues”

Show Me Your Worst

Getting comfortable with discomfort is one of the biggest challenges I’ve faced as a writer, and it’s a work in progress. When I first started writing, I never left my comfort zone for any reason. Which meant, no matter how hard I tried to make my characters as epic as the ones I was reading,Continue reading “Show Me Your Worst”

#TacoTuesday

Taco Tuesday is back! I’ve missed the last couple of weeks, so for those just tuning in, this is a fun way to share your WIPs or published works on the Writer Menu -and/or- share your favorite books on the Readers Menu. Check out the original post HERE for the objectives. There’s absolutely no timeContinue reading “#TacoTuesday”

#TacoTuesday

And we’re back for week 4 of building our book tacos. Check out the original post HERE for what this is all about and how you can join in. Remember, it’s never too late, just leave a pingback in the comments so I can read your post! Now, for the next layer… Writing Menu Cheese:Continue reading “#TacoTuesday”

#ReadWithMe ♥ Finding My Genre

In celebration of National Reading Month, Ms. Felicia is hosting this amazing blog hop for all readers to spread the love and joy of this favorite pastime with the world. If you’d like to join in the fun, please click on the banner above to add your post to the linky list! The Novel BrickContinue reading “#ReadWithMe ♥ Finding My Genre”

Book Tag: My Life In Books

I found this on Felicia’s page, who found it on Didi’s, but it appears to be an ongoing blog tag, and too fun to pass up. Make sure to visit the other sites to see their answers! Find a book for each of your initials. I’ve chosen these books from my ‘Read’ list on Goodreads.Continue reading “Book Tag: My Life In Books”

Dear Indie ♥ Weekly Resource Post

First, a special announcement: Last week’s Dear Indie post got 13 likes on Twitter! I have never had a tweet get that much exposure before, so this is very exciting for me and I really hope it helped at least one Indie out of the 13! 😀 After linking that post on the launch page,Continue reading “Dear Indie ♥ Weekly Resource Post”

Mind-Fracking

Is it morphing or word-inventification? Perhaps a year has passed since I responded to a Daily Prompt, but this one got me thinking.  The WP Guru’s want us to morph a common word into something new (in other words, add another slang word to the Urban Dictionary).  I get the process and as a writer,Continue reading “Mind-Fracking”

Throwback Thursday With a Twist

On this day, one year ago, I wrote this post Into the Darkside which talked about the different types of villains.  Today, I’d like to talk about the different types of heroes.  It used to be that heroes were set in stone in the romance genre.  They had to be benevolent, compassionate, understanding, well endowedContinue reading “Throwback Thursday With a Twist”