Ryan and Krista’s guest this Sunday at 3:00 MST will be: Susan Arden Susan grew up in Miami, Florida and spent summers with her father, a college philosophy professor. Surrounded by stacks of books, she voraciously read throughout her childhood. Her father gave her the Little Prince not once, but several times over the Continue Reading
To continue the discussion of traditional publishing and self-publishing, the overwhelming consensus is that most authors want to be picked up by a traditional publishing house. Due to the changes in the publishing industry, it is very difficult to get noticed by agents or publishing companies unless authors know someone who can champion for them. Continue Reading
I’m veering off topic this week to talk about publishing. All authors must decide how they want to become published. Do they send out query letters to traditional and small publishing companies that are accepting unsolicited submissions? Should they self-publish through vanity press publishers or on their own?
Welcome Lacey Wolfe! Lacey Wolfe has always had a passion for words, whether it’s getting lost in a book or writing her own. From the time she was a child she would slip away to write short stories about people she knew and fantasies she wished would happen. It has always been her dream to Continue Reading
In my 9/26/12 post, I talked about The Chicago Manual of Style (CMOS) reference book as the style guide used by writers, editors, proofreaders, and publishers. Personally, when I can’t readily find the answer to a question, I go to www.grammar.quickanddirtytips.com (Grammar Girl’s Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing). This website offers easy explanations Continue Reading
The hot topic of discussion this week with many of the authors I work with has been about writing a book with depth. How can a writer prevent a story from being an easy, sequential read? Ensure the story is character driven rather than plot driven. Write interesting subplots. Create secondary characters who interact with Continue Reading