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Unique Opportunities

Unique Opportunities

With my White series set in Romance and Rosebud, Arkansas, I could just run up the road and have a book signing just about anywhere. The Rambler Cafe, the restaurant where my characters ate. Lunch drew people in. The Romance Waterfalls featured in all three books. Seeing the falls drew people in. The Darden Gifford House, […]

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Tough Sell

Tough Sell

I’ve learned some things lately. Things that aren’t encouraging to writers.    Book sales on the whole are down.  This is the first year I’ve heard this about the inspirational market since the Left Behind series launched. I guess the economy finally caught up with inspirational buyers.  Contemporary Romance is a tough sell in a market […]

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02 Jun Posted by in Writing Tips | 8 comments

A Writer’s Alphabet: C is for … Characters!

A Writer’s Alphabet: C is for … Characters!

I love characters! There’s something magically delicious about sinking my teeth into the development of a new character. Some writers use character sheets that lists every conceivable trait a character can possess. Others find it helpful to walk around the mall and snap pictures of people that resemble the people in their head. ALERT: This […]

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Recipe for a Successful Booksigning

I once dreamed of my first booksigning. Lines of readers dying to meet me wound all around the block, friends and family there for support, and consistently selling out of books. Reality hit when my first book was published Print on Demand back in 2001. The lines didn’t form, I was amazed at the friends […]

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Do Readers Care About Your Book?

Do Readers Care About Your Book?

The hardest thing for the newly published author to hear: Readers don’t care about your book. The hardest thing for the newly published author to believe: Readers don’t care about your book. It’s true. They’re too busy reading Karen Kingsbury, Wanda Brunstetter, Angela Hunt, Brandilyn Collins, or whoever the bestseller is in your genre. Readers don’t know […]

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01 Feb Posted by in Writing Tips | 8 comments

Point of View Ground Rules

Point of View Ground Rules

What is point of view (POV)? One source says, “The subjective perception from which a story is told.”  Another says, “How a character sees the world and his or her place in it.”  There are many definitions for this literary element. I define POV this way: The view from where the reader experiences the story. […]

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