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
With this PubSlush campaign ramping up for launch on September 1st, I'm faced with so many decisions as to how I want to use the funding (IF I get the funding I need) to market my new book. There are as many opinions about how to market your book as there are books to sell … Continue reading Your Book: Social Networking Versus Conventional Advertising-What Say You?
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
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
My First Character interview for the series will be with Teagan Whelan, one of the main characters from "Fireflies." I'm really shocked that I was able to get her to sit down and answer fifty questions tonight but she was very interested in sharing. 1. What is your name? Teagan Brianne Whelan 2. Why were … Continue reading An Interview With Teagan Whelan of “Fireflies.”
This was by far the fastest weekend I can remember for quite some time. I'm not kidding. It feels like I just walked out of work on Friday and here it is one o'clock am Monday morning. I cleaned, watched the kiddies a bit, caught a couple movies on cable and did a good bit … Continue reading Time Flies, Cleaning Sucks and Hello Monday Blues
Wikipedia says: The roots of the word have been defined 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
“I want to do something splendid… Something heroic or wonderful that won’t be forgotten after I’m dead… I think I shall write books.”