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Writing Tip: Showing Vs. Telling

I love my editor. A published author is NOTHING without a good editor and I’m very lucky to have one in my writing life. I’m working on a few projects, and hope to release the first story in my new … Continue reading

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Graphic Ways to Build Your Brand as an Author

Many authors new to the published scene are astonished at how overwhelming the marketing piece to our industry is. Believe me, I’m still learning! In this blog post, I’m going to post a few tips that are necessary to begin to building … Continue reading

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How the word “Was” Affects Telling Vs. Showing #amwriting

I must tell you that I am one that constantly wants to improve my craft.  I think we are always developing as writers, and when you find a friend that makes you better, you HANG on to that friend!  I have … Continue reading

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Writing Tip – Hooks and Cliff Hangers

Want to keep a reader interested in your book?  The first thing you need is a good hook.  You want to draw that reader in with something edgy within the first few paragraphs, but at the very least the first page.  … Continue reading

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Quality Vs. Quantity In The Self-Publishing World

I read an article in The Huffington Post yesterday that, at first, had me standing up and shouting, “Here! Here!”, then when I’d finished, I was filled with mixed emotions. I’m posting the link so you can read it before … Continue reading

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To “CON” or “Not To CON”, That Is The Question #awriting #authors

I’m sitting here recovering after my most successful conference attendance as an author since becoming published. I just got back from Authors After Dark 2o15 in Atlanta, and I’ll tell you it was extremely successful. I met a ton of … Continue reading

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Writing Tip – Why is Reading For Pleasure Important to the Craft of Writing #amwriting

I was working on a story the other day and spending some time reflecting when an email came in from a fan.  The question asked of me was, “How do you find time to read for pleasure?”  I’ll share with … Continue reading

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Marketing Effectiveness: What’s Worked For Me #amwriting #bookpromotion

In all the years I’ve been an author and involved in the publishing business, I’ve tried just about every form of marketing. I’ve done online marketing through Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads, Google+, Pinterest and more. I’ve done virtual blog tours and … Continue reading

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Writing Historical Fiction – Some Tips #amwriting

Good Morning, My current work in progress is my first attempt at writing historical fiction. I must say it is far more complicated and involved than I possibly could have imagined. Recently, I was fortunate enough to participate on a … Continue reading

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Sittin’ On The Porch With Kelly – Author Sylvia Villalobos – My Writing Journey

Good Morning To All! It is gorgeous on the porch this morning. Not too hot yet, but it will be later. It’s hot enough for my famous sweet tea and Author Sylvia Villalobos and I are sippin’ away. It is … Continue reading

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