The Fury Of Alice Hoffman
There are so many things that can go right and wrong when it comes to writing a novel, right? Well, my friends at RWA just enlightened me to the something that can occur beyond your control. A Bad review. And it seems that one author stuck back in a way that shocked me.
Words of Wisdom From Colin Powell
“The less you associate with some people, the more your life will improve. Any time you tolerate mediocrity in others, it increases your mediocrity.
CNN has confirmed that Michael Jackson, the show-stopping singer whose best-selling albums -- including "Off the Wall," "Thriller" and "Bad" -- and electrifying
stage presence made him one of the most popular artists of all time, died
He was a great talent, none of us dispute that but for years we've heard the sensational media stories of this pop icon and we'll hear the same stories now that he's dead:The great fame from an early age, the gold records, the world tours, the needy friendships, the painful childhood, Neverland, the eccentric behavior, plastic
surgery, charges of child molestation, the fortunes won and lost, the generosity, the secrecy, the baffling marriage to Elvis's daughter, the disguises, the perplexing sexuality, the jokes, and on and on.
Let’s try to just remember his musical legacy and let him Rest In Peace… I’m sure God will handle the rest.I’ve attached a video montage set to my favorite Michael Jackson song “Butterflies” which was recorded in 2001.
I just read an article on Fern Michaels and I never knew she lived in New Jersey. It’s funny how some information gets processed and stored while other information goes into our brains and gets deleted seconds after we’re exposed to it. Anyway, you can view the article on Romance writer, Fern Michaels at http://tinyurl.com/n3cwbl. She gives great advice at the end of the article for aspiring writers. She said, "First and foremost, you got to have a story to tell. Every story has already been done before, but put a twist on it, add your own unheard voice and you can make it a success.''
Lie To Me - Body Language
I love the Fox show, Lie to Me. The premise is basically this…the average person tells three lies in ten minutes of conversation.
One of my Tweople (a person I’m friends with on Twitter) passed this blog page from the Zack Company along so I thought I would share it with you guys. It deals with Bookscan and you can read it at http://zackcompany.blogspot.com/2009/06/lie-that-is-bookscan.html.
Good morning everyone. It’s a rainy Monday morning here so I’m trying to get myself together for the work week. I came across something that may interest some of you that are struggling with descriptive tags. Descriptive dialog tags can bring your characters to life because tags manipulate the language while describing your character. Here's a great site to look at when writing dialog. (See http://www.joannawaugh.com/Craft.html) It’s a webpage maintained by romance writer Joanna Waugh.
Q. I need a little help, I just can’t get the dialogue right but everyone loves the premise of my novel. What do I need to do?
Delilah Devlin Interview
I just discovered author Delilah Devlin interview with Mike Castellucci of KFAA-TV Dallas at the 2007 Romance Writers of America conference. Enjoy.
One Cure for Writer's Block
Hi, everyone. One of my new RWA colleague passed on information on Writing Prompt Generators that I thought may be useful to you. It’s a good exercise to use when you are overcome with writer’s block. See http://tinyurl.com/cnkjpp for more information...
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