#SciFi #IndieAuthor #IndieArtist #Update Those of you who follow me on social media know I've been away for a couple of weeks due to illness. This flu has kicked the stuffing out of me. My already bizarre sleeping schedule has devolved into something resembling hibernation, and I've let every project I'm involved in fall behind. … Continue reading “To-Do List” and other Updates
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For all the jokes out there about stories being a writer’s children there rings a subtle truth: we want every story to be its best. Like a sniffly child on timeout, they whine, “I want to be nice!” Then show you are nice, we say. “I don’t know how!” they wail.
And while my kids sure as Hades do know that kicking one another in the face does not qualify as “nice,” some stories are genuinely stumped. Is it the voice, the setting, the age of the characters, the villain? All it takes is one off-element to throw the entire body out of whack.
Such was the case with one particular WIP of mine. I first drafted it during NaNoWriMothe year of my daughter’s birth. It helped me break from my postpartum, but it also stumped me as a writer. Something always felt off: not enough gravitas. Too much…
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#Review #BookReviewers #Blog – courtesy of @AuthorRonOwen
I recently published my novel, The Rise of Kali on Amazon. Being eager to promote it, I volunteered to have it reviewed by The Naked Reviewers. You can find the reviews here: https://thenakedreviewers.wordpress.com/2017/10/18/the-rise-of-kali-a-hunter-recovery-novel/#more-537
Sherry Terry runs the site. She’s multi-talented and wears many hats. She’s a published author. You can find her book here: https://www.amazon.com/Voyeur-Mist-Sherry-Terry-ebook/dp/B06XTSQW3R/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1510080538&sr=1-2&keywords=sherry+terry+in+books
I’ve bought the book. Sherry is a good writer. I’ve read her work on Scribophile.com. I’m sad to say that I haven’t read Voyeur in the Mist yet. It’s on my to-do list. But, I’m two-thirds through another friend’s book and I want to finish it first.
Sherry is also a very good editor and her rates are reasonable. Check her site out here: https://verysherryterry.wordpress.com/
Sherry edited one chapter for me and although she thought she was a little tough on me, I deeply appreciated her honesty and found the edit constructive and extremely helpful.
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