Calendar event-Book Signing at Off The Beaten Path

Calendar event-Book Signing at Off The Beaten Path

Upcoming Book Signing:

Today I received an email from Off The Beaten Path Books in Lakewood, NY. Katie, one of the owners sent me a sound bite from a radio clip used as advertising. I’m so excited to spend time at this cozy bookshop located close to Chautauqua Lake, NY. I’ll be there from 10-1 on Sat Sept 23, 2017. Come join us to chat about great books, buy great books, and even have a great cup of coffee at Ryder’s Cup. The  Breeding Tree, The Gene Rift and At What Cost will all be available. Can’t wait to see you there!

Writing a series leafypages chat 6/2/2016

Writing a series leafypages chat 6/2/2016

This week on Leafypages, we chatted about writing a series. Here are the ten (11) tips we came up with. 

  1. Plan all the stories at once.
  2. Remember that the problems you give your characters in book 1 might come back to bite them later. 
  3. Give yourself a short break in between books, but not long enough to forget details.
  4. Create characters you like and can stick with for 3+ books.
  5. Keep track of your details.
  6. Make each book have it’s own arc. Think of it like tv. Episodes/seasons.
  7. Content edits are important. Have someone who has read the first in your series read the rest to catch mistakes.
  8. Use the same beta readers.
  9. Be careful not to write yourself into a hole.
  10. Make characters people will care about through several books. 
  11. Know when to quit.

What do you think? Got any advice for writing a series? 

Top Ten Ways to Avoid Writer’s Block- Leafy Pages Chat

Top Ten Ways to Avoid Writer’s Block- Leafy Pages Chat

Greetings: Check out a recap of our Leafypages chat from 5/26/2016 where we discussed WRITER’S BLOCK. Please add your thoughts in the comments if you have new ways to avoid writer’s block. (PS. I think some of our #s got lost in the mix, but you’ll all get the idea.

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