The Benefits of Daily Reading

Last term, I took Composition II toward my Marketing Management degree and had to write a paper.  The topic was open so being the book nerd I am, I chose something… bookish.  Also because I don’t like to waste effort, I thought I’d share my final paper on my blog.  Please bare in mind thisContinue reading “The Benefits of Daily Reading”

NaNoWriMo Winner Goodies

One of the things that I always enjoy browsing is the Winner Goodies offered by sponsors of the National Novel Writing Month.  Last year I took advantage of the discount on Scrivener after my win. This year I was really looking forward to the book analysis offered through The Book Genome Project. I submitted StealingContinue reading “NaNoWriMo Winner Goodies”

The NaNoWriMo Game Plan

NaNoWriMo starts in less than two weeks! To prepare, I’ve created an outline using Holly Lisle’s Professional Plot Outline course, available for $.99.  Since I’ve never actually outlined, I figured I would consult an expert resource.  Now I have my whole novel plotted out, down to the scene, from beginning to end.  The course even pushedContinue reading “The NaNoWriMo Game Plan”

One Outlining Method

A friend of mine found a method for plot outlining a novel called The Snowflake Method.  You basically take one concept and expand upon it until you have a whole novel charted out.  It’s a concept that I never thought of before and I thought to myself, that’s nice but I don’t think I can useContinue reading “One Outlining Method”

My Pinterest

I’ve purposely avoided Pinterest since all I heard about it was how it sucked hours of people’s lived away.  By that description, it’s a very scary thing and I didn’t need to risk my time.  A good friend of mine, Renea Mason, who has a very smexy new book out right now that I highlyContinue reading “My Pinterest”

The Good, The Bad, and the Game Plan

Thanks to the very informative website put up by Holly Lisle I know more of what to expect if I chose to pursue a large publishing house. Holly said that as a new author I might get an ‘advance’ of $2k to $5k with a standard royalty on sales of 6%. Most of the timeContinue reading “The Good, The Bad, and the Game Plan”