The holidays are officially over. I have to say (for me) I’m a bit glad, maybe too much of a good thing isn’t always enjoyable.
Anyway, as I said earlier-the year 2013, is the time for me to focus my blog more on the art of writing correctly. I would like to showcase morsels of information I continue to absorb, found through various resources that concern the pursuit of publication and proper story crafting. All of us writers, whether new, or a seasoned can benefit from more knowledge.
In the months to come I want to shine a light on the many tips out there that help along the way. It’s my personal option that a writer never stops learning. Well… maybe, if you are Nora Roberts or Nichols Sparks that isn’t important. Mostly, though, story tellers always profit from learning a new trick or two.
I know when I was just beginning my publisher taught me a lot. Thank goodness for publishers and editors who are willing to lend out their knowledge. Before I share a few tips, let me shine a light on my publisher- Prism Book group.
Prism Book Group is a publishing company with a heart. The staff is always willing to lend an ear and a helping hand. Yes, we all have to promote our books but, Prism Book group will offer suggestions if needed- to get you started. The publisher and editors are there, walking with the writes every step of the way. I have had a great year with Prism Book Group and look forward to another one.
My second novel "The Ring of..." (Title still out-) will be starting its editing process soon, and I know that if I need any advice, the people at Prism are willing to share. That means a lot to an author.
A writer has to look realistic at the industry and realize that being a success
isn’t something that happens over-night, at least, not very often.
Achievements must be rated in different stages and not always by monetary
value. It’s a huge step just to have the title of your novel recognized in a
With that being said, let’s go on to a few common tips for writers.
1. Was, were, is, are- these to-be verbs shouldn’t be over-used. If you can omit them, do it.
2. Avoid using a lot of “he,she,her,or him” to start sentences.
3. Watch using the words “very” or “really” they will often take away from the meaning instead of adding to.
4. Add characterization to the narrative. As well as dialog (John grabbed his Yankees ball cap from the eating table, then rush out “hey wait on me,” he yelled.
These are a few quirks that all authors will forget sometime. As
we travel across the inscribing road, let's help each other. Are there any
situations that rattle you in writing? If so, then perhaps we can find answers
together. The Internet highway is a virtual smorgasbord of
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