The 15 Principles Of Highly Successful Authors by Stephanie Lennox

And here we have what jumped out at me: 4. They take control of their lives. (Self-Efficacy) “Become major, Paul. Live like a hero. That's what the classics teach us. Be a main character. Otherwise what is life for?”  - J.M. Coetzee You can’t waste time waiting for permission from an imaginary, all-knowing mentor to tell … Continue reading The 15 Principles Of Highly Successful Authors by Stephanie Lennox

Waking Up Thinking About Your Characters – Yes, It’s a Sign that You Miss Them

I know I miss mine - A LOT When I woke up this morning, I was thinking about the Whelans. I was thinking about Teagan and Eli and their evolved friendship. I was thinking about Fagan and Mary and how they were getting on. I was thinking about silly Patrick and the oh so serious … Continue reading Waking Up Thinking About Your Characters – Yes, It’s a Sign that You Miss Them

Remembering When a Platform Was Something People Stood on to Give A Speech

I guess in some ways it still is. Two years ago before I'd even finished my first novel, I read a now long-lost article about building an author platform. Boy was I confused! I hadn't even finished my first novel at the time and I knew zip about publishing so in between writing, I read … Continue reading Remembering When a Platform Was Something People Stood on to Give A Speech

Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious

Wikipedia says: The roots of the word have been defined[4] as follows: super- "above", cali- "beauty", fragilistic- "delicate", expiali- "to atone", and -docious "educable", with the sum of these parts signifying roughly "Atoning for educability through delicate beauty." According to the film, it is defined as "something to say when you have nothing to say." Today … Continue reading Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious