Posts Categorized: Writing Ruminations

THE LIFE OF AN AUTHOR

You know you’re an author when: 1. Conversations like this happen: The other day, I was chatting with a friend about my book because she had just downloaded it. She had asked about outlining or something and I was telling her that I wrote the first book without much of an outline, but that it… Read more »

HOMONYMS, HOMOPHONES, AND MORE!

Most of you are probably familiar with what a “homonym” is: two words which share the same spelling and the same pronunciation, but have different meanings. e.g. Well, he was feeling ill after he fell into the well, but now that he’s had a few days to recover, he’s feeling quite well again. Homophones, however,… Read more »

FORMATTING

Today’s writing tip isn’t really about writing, but it is an important part of the process if you are wanting to self-publish a book. (And it’s also the part of the process I’m entrenched in this week). My cover artist has assured me I will be receiving a draft of the cover for SECOND SON… Read more »

WRITING RUMINATIONS: OUTLINING

I hate outlining. When I was in high school, we had to write several research papers. Our teachers all followed the same formula to try and help us break this process up into nice, easy, bite-sized pieces. You know the drill: 1. Come up with a topic 2. A week later: Write a thesis statement… Read more »