I've mentioned a few times that I was preparing to re-launch my first novel, COLOSSUS. But what does that mean? I recently started reading some books on writing and marketing, and one of those is Chris Fox's Relaunch Your Novel. It's about breathing life into your older novels and determining the best methods for doing so … Continue reading The COLOSSUS Relaunch
You may be in the plotting stage or on your third round of revisions, but it's not too late to enrich your story's plot or add more content by rounding out your supporting and minor characters. Consider this: You encounter people every single day, and they all have their own lives, challenges, beliefs, and history. … Continue reading How to Enrich Your Story’s Plot
Writing a blurb is one of the most difficult aspects of a writer's journey. It becomes even more complicated if you're attempting to elicit a specific response from potential readers or launching your own book. A good way to hit both of these marks, and more (explained later), is to use keywords specific to your … Continue reading How to Identify and Use Keywords for Your Book
First off, I am not encouraging my fellow writers to procrastinate... Y'all don't need encouragement as much as y'all need a pep talk. However, writers procrastinate for reasons, and sometimes it's important to indulge. These reasons include: anxiety not knowing the next step sub-optimal writing environment not loving your WIP discouragement heavy material If you find yourself … Continue reading Healthy Ways for Writers to Procrastinate
Good day to you all and thank you for coming! As many of you know, my brother, Brian H. Bullard, does most of my book covers. They generally start with me telling him what I want, him telling me it's stupid, and then we proceed from there. This time, there was not as much conflict! … Continue reading Assassin’s Arrangement cover reveal!
I'm so sorry my updates have been spotty and not instructional recently! I had a good run after the new year, and I'm not sure what happened, but my discipline hiccuped--HICCUPED, which means I'll be back in the saddle shortly. In the meanwhile, what have I been up to? Content: To assuage my guilt for … Continue reading So much is going on!
“I’m forgetting something,” Geoffrey Royce said. “Something important.” He leaned forward in his seat and began to shuffle the papers on his desk. His make-up girl, Arnessa, chased him to continue dabbing at his deepening crow’s feet. “Cue cards?” she suggested. “No, nothing like that…” Royce held up the cue cards and dropped them again. … Continue reading Sample: RUDE