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Books By Their Covers -- Have You Dreamed Of Yours?

Posted by Kamy Wicoff on September 22, 2014 at 7:30am 4 Comments

TA DA! Last Friday I got the final front and back cover art for the novel I have been working on since October of 2011 (not that anyone is counting), a wondrous journey I have shared with all of you. It's called Wishful Thinking. What do you think??

It won't pub until April 2015, but as many of you know, books have to be finished months beforehand in order to get a crack at long-lead press (like women's magazines), at certain reviews, and to better the chances of getting blurbs from readers who like to hold a paper copy in their hands rather than perusing a PDF. SheWrites Press also has a longer turnaround time from finished manuscript to published book than self-published authors do because we are distributed by Ingram Publisher Services, and our…

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[SWP: Behind the Book] Letting Go into Perfect Love

Posted by Gwen Plano on August 14, 2014 at 3:00pm 0 Comments

When I began writing my book, Letting Go into Perfect Love, I expected to simply tell my story: a farm girl goes to the big city, falls in love, marries, experiences tragedy, falls in love again, marries but then knows abuse, and along the way has four beautiful children. As the pages unfolded though, I realized that my story was everyone’s story. The details of my journey are unique to me, of course, but the emotions accompanying those details are universal. We all know sorrow, fear, or regret; and, we all travel through life trying to make sense of it…

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[TIPS OF THE TRADE] Mistakes, Missing Links, and Other Wonderful Problems

Posted by Ellen Cassedy on September 18, 2014 at 12:30am 0 Comments

Oops! 

 

I was carving a linoleum block at a summer art class. Everything was going great, but suddenly the knife slipped and I made a mistake. An unfixable mistake.

 

Ugh! Now the whole thing was ruined! 

 

Then my instructor hurried over with some words of wisdom-- words I’ve turned to again and again in my writing life. 

 

The mistake, the problem, doesn’t ruin the work of art, she said. In fact, addressing the problem is what art is all about. The problem is the art.

 

At the beginning of the project that became my book, We Are Here, I interviewed my uncle Will about his experiences in a Lithuanian ghetto during the Holocaust years. When my…

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Don’t Judge a Book by Its Genre

Posted by Evette Davis on September 17, 2014 at 8:00am 13 Comments

Have you heard this one? A witch and a vampire walk into a bar and have a drink. They fall in love, but are forbidden to have a relationship. A conflict ensues and they spend the next three books trying to overcome prejudice, political malice, and murderous behavior. 

How would you describe that book to a friend? Is it a paranormal romance? An urban fantasy? Vampire romance? Or would you call it plain old fiction or literature? The answer, it turns out, is it depends . . .

As writers, genres matter. They’re meant to serve as guideposts to help readers find us. For books that are traditionally published, …

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[THE WRITER'S LIFE] Word by Word

Now that I’ve gotten my first book published, one of the questions that I try and duck the most is, “Are you working on another book?” The last time I was asked this question, I did a quick inventory of my recent productivity and realized that the…

BOOK REVIEW: A VOICE IN THE NIGHT BY ERIN IRELAND

I will never be same after reading A Voice in The Night by Erin Ireland.  It never occurred to me that there are so many sick people in the…

Are You Judging Yourself?

Are you judging yourself by past mistakes? Are you putting yourself down for something you might not have done as concisely as you wanted to?

LET IT GO! Yup you heard me…want me to say it louder? WE ALL MAKE MISTAKES. WE ALL DO THINGS THAT MAYBE WE WISH WE HADN’T DONE OR SAID.

We are not perfect No…

Back to Work

It feels so good to be sitting here in front of my computer this morning. For the past four months I’ve been playing grandma to my granddaughter and travel companion to my hubby. What an awesome, busy, whirlwind of a life I’ve experienced these past few months. Starting the summer off in late May my nephew, Luke marries his high school sweetheart, and another nephew, Wesley announces he and his lovely wife are going to be proud new parents in late October. Not to mention my niece, Andi tells…

Monday Muse: 'River-Born' Preview

Monday Muse offers a preview of "River-Born", a performance piece that includes a mix of words from poets Li Poe and Ted Hughes, text by Carl Jung, graphic novel illustrations, and images of rivers.

http://writingwithoutpaper.blogspot.com/2014/09/monday-muse-river-born-preview.html

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    My first book is currently in production with She Writes Press for publish date of April 2014. Meanwhile, while writing Book 1, I completely deleted a whole last section of the book, a continuation on how to use everything in the book on a daily…Continue

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