Archive | July 2011

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Lissette Martinez

~~~~~~BLOG WINNER~~~~~~~   Lissette Martinez will receive a free ecopy of Belinda Boring’s wonderful story, Without Mercy. Thanks to Lissette and everybody who enjoyed the blog and left a kind comment or two. It is much appreciated. Much love for our dear Bels for suggesting the contest and donating her time and book for free. You are such a wonderful […]

Friday Winner

I will announce the winner of Belinda Boring’s excellent story, Without Mercy, tomorrow first thing. The winner will be contacted via email with directions on how to retrieve their ecopy. Good luck and thanks for enjoying my blog!!

On Editing

Though I haven’t had the pleasure of working on my own completed manuscript, I’ve edited my way to a few pearls of wisdom. Today, I will share two coined phrases that are especially important in editing. Striker sentences~ This is a sentence that strikes the heart of an issue through complete effectiveness. I love striker sentences because they hit with nothing […]

Chapter Four

         Okay, this update is for Melinda Mcguire (@melindamcguire) because she was kind enough to ask for it via Twitter. Here it is! Enjoy and keep in mind you’re coming in mid-scene, but I know you savvy people can keep up.      Everybody was nodding except Lentle. He was pulling his ‘Vira will go away if I […]

Belinda Boring Author Blurb~ Just over a year ago, I entered the book world with a nervous smile but lots of passion. As an avid reader, the stories I read consume me and with all that enthusiasm, it had to go somewhere, right? With a hug and a gentle push from my best friend, I began […]

Lentle Maste

          When I create a character, I usually like to have a base for them. This  base is a person I find attractive either in attitude, looks or both. If you watch the show Rookie Blue, you will know who this character is right away. If not, let me introduce you to Sam Swarek […]

Serious thoughts on Series

      In the book world, it’s all about the series right now. Maybe it always has been, but this thought gave way to the question: are the days of a stand alone novel gone? I know plenty of authors who write singles under the guise of series. Karen Marie Moning has the Highlander series. There’s Michele Bradsly’s Broken […]