Monthly Archives: July 2013

New Series Alerts…and What the Hell was I on?

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Soooo, you know how sometimes you do something, something that is pretty routine, and you sort of do it without thinking? Yeah. Yesterday’s New Series Alert post was kinda like that. All business as usual…until I realized that it isn’t August yet. Yep, if you wanted the breaking news on what new series to look for at the end of next month, you were in luck. If you were looking for what came out this week…not so much. Let’s try this again.

The first book of Keri Arthur‘s re-releasing Nikki and Michael series, Dancing With the Devil, came out today. Most of her back-catalog is in the process of being re-published, actually.

dancing with the devilSynopsis…

Book One in the Nikki and Michael Series: Private Investigator Nikki James grew up on the tough streets of Lyndhurst and believes there’s nothing left to surprise her. All that changes the night she…

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Pick of the Week…

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I really, really tried to be all original and ground-breaking with my pick for this week. Really. Maybe choose something a little different. Yeah, not a chance, since this happens to be a Kate Daniels week. There wasn’t anything else even remotely in the running (I am completely Meh about the new LotU, for some odd reason). So, surprisingly absolutely no one at all, my pick of the week is Magic Rises.

magic risesSynopsis…

Atlanta is a city plagued by magical problems. Kate Daniels will fight to solve them—no matter the cost.

Mercenary Kate Daniels and her mate, Curran, the Beast Lord, are struggling to solve a heartbreaking crisis. Unable to control their beasts, many of the Pack’s shapeshifting children fail to survive to adulthood. While there is a medicine that can help, the secret to its making is closely guarded by the European packs, and there’s little available in Atlanta.

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Novel Ideas Europe [11]: Sore Feet, Happy Soul

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Writing love.

Writing about love can be tricky. You should know a few things before jumping in. First there is a difference betweening loving someone and being in love with someone. Second most important thing is that falling and being are also very differnt. As such these things must be written differently for your writing to be a success.

One thing to note when your character is in love is that you shouldn’t down play it. Your writing will come off dry and unemotional, and so will your character. You should after all treat your as person and that with or without your consent your character will run off and fall madingly in love. It should read intensely like an addiction. Your character should not just crave but need this character and not just physically but emotionally as well. You must walk a fine line between infatuation and stalking. Do it right and readers will love you and your work. Do it wrong and readers find your work oddly disturbing. Beware of this line. Write well and wise my friends.
-Emma Writer

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Does Word Count Matter?

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Does word count matter?

This is a question every author must face while writing their book. I wish it weren’t true, but I think that may be the case.  With my book reaching 100,000 words, it can be lengthy for someone who has never been published before. This truly isn’t very large, but when you look at the young adult genre they recommend around 60 or 80 thousand…not 10! Young readers like quick reads, and if they don’t know the author they may not pick up a large book.

Personally I love large books. The BIGGER they are the BETTER!!!

Here are a few tips to keep in mind while writing your books. The things you should be thinking about before and after.

1. Focus on writing-

While writing your book, DO NOT think about the word count at all! Right now I am writing the first novel to a…

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The Problems with Being a Writer

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Ever since the dawn of time, writers have struggled to survive.

We each have our own style of writing, a way we like to do things, and a certain audience we are searching for. We strive to become noticed, or talked to about our work, to see what other people are thinking and if you have changed any one small person in some way. Once people start reading our work we begin to love our job, and we take pride in what we do.

The burden of this task doesn’t lay in the writing though, it lies on the outside.

For centuries we have seen, or read about the penny-less writer. Starving artists who have no choice in the matter of doing something else because they know deep down in their hearts that they are meant to write.

So here we all are, poorer than we had hoped, but feel…

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