Love stories are popular, eternal, and some of readers’ favorite plots. So why are they so rarely good (or as good as they could be)? I think because we often don’t believe in the romance, in the characters, in the story. But the good news is that it’s easy to send your love story from lukewarmContinue reading “10 Tips for Building Believable Love Stories”
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What’s Holding You Back?
The following is a guest post from a good friend and fellow Athens Writers Association member, Jennifer Innes. Jen has shown an incredible amount of courage and persistence in going after her dream and I think we can all learn a lot from her. Enjoy! I started my first novel at some point in middle school. ThisContinue reading “What’s Holding You Back?”
How To Become Beloved
Give it away — your time, your love, your heart Say the sweet things you usually only think Work hard Always be honest, even about the little things Keep your promises Help others achieve their dreams go the extra mile Don’t take your frustrations out on others Seek the things that make you make smile,Continue reading “How To Become Beloved”
A Writer’s ‘Most Enjoyable’ TV Shows List
I put the question of this ‘top ten’ to my sister, with the stipulation of ‘most enjoyable’. The reason was not to exclude hard-to-watch dramas but rather to alleviate the fears that one would have in creating a BEST list. So this is really about my favorites, not the ones I believe should be onContinue reading “A Writer’s ‘Most Enjoyable’ TV Shows List”
Is ‘Release Day’ an Outdated Term for Self-Published Books?
I am planning the release of my first book at the end of the month and I have a problem — I don’t have a burning desire to email everyone I’ve ever met, Tweet 24-7 about my “GREAT DEAL! ON AMAZON! CHEEP!”, or prime my fans to buy it on day one or else, I’llContinue reading “Is ‘Release Day’ an Outdated Term for Self-Published Books?”
I Dare YOU to Walk the Goat Trail of Life
We’ve lost something, left something, along the old goat trails. Allow me to explain — I am sitting here in a Starbucks, writing on my netbook, listening on my Beats Tour headphones to Giselle, act II no.15, Pas De Deux (I don’t usually listen to classical music but it seemed conducive to writing) — inContinue reading “I Dare YOU to Walk the Goat Trail of Life”
Female Characters — Why God, Why Is It So Hard?
I am a woman. I have an amazing sister who’s a woman. My mother was one of my biggest influences. I believe women can do anything and people are a lot more alike than they are different. SO, WHY ARE FEMALE CHARACTERS STILL SUCH A CHALLENGE TO WRITE? I’ve thought a lot about this questionContinue reading “Female Characters — Why God, Why Is It So Hard?”