Posts Tagged With: genre

The next Discovery!

The next Discovery starts Jume 14th! That is less than 2 weeks! If you want to share your book for free, please visit the site by clicking the logo. All you have to do is post about your book and re-blog about other author’s books. Previous participating authors have gotten a lot of great exposure with the format.

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Examiner Article: New Adult in 2013

Please read my article on Examiner: http://www.examiner.com/article/new-adult-genre-2013?cid=db_articles

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Examiner article: Formula for a vampire story

Visit my Examiner column to see my latest article, Formula for a vampire story!

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Worn-out Themes

Some themes, in my opinion, have been completely worn out. They have been used so much lately that reading/watching them has lost its original thrill for me. Here they are:

  1. The Cinderella story – Rags to riches is everyone’s dream, but this one has had too much screen time lately. From maids turning millionaire to Slum dog millionaires, this one needs a time out. Continue reading
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You Might Be A Writer If….

Is it possible for you to be an author?

That is a question most people think they know. I know I did for fifteen years, and my answer was “no”. But I was WRONG! I had been an author all along but had dismissed that idea because I couldn’t see it. It would have been helpful for someone to ask me a few questions. One of my policies is, if I see a need for it but don’t see it online, I make it. So here you go!

  1. Do you write? This also seems like a dumb question. Of course you write. You write grocery lists, notes, emails, maybe even blog posts. But do you write for your own entertainment? When an idea hits you, are you compelled to write it down? Do you like to research things that won’t increase your paycheck? Then you just might be an author! Continue reading
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Bad Reviews Are Good?

Yes, I got a bad review. It was my first book blogger review and the link is here: http://entertheportal.wordpress.com/2012/06/13/the-lustre

Yes, I want you to read it because it was really awesome! She dug in and highlighted all the weak points of my book, which I really needed to hear. Her statements go right along with a lot of my struggles as an author. Her opinions of my genre weren’t really something I worry about, being an independent author and unconcerned about fitting in to slots. The analysis of the plot weaknesses and downsides of the style of writing made a lot of sense, and if I plunge back into the story to give it a face-lift, I’m revisiting this critique first!

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