Hi SEers! Denise here, and I’m going to share some mistakes and things I missed from my work. Why? To show why a second pair of eyes or a critique group can be so important. These are actual mistakes from my current work in progress and the comments from my amazing Critique Partners, Yvette M … Continue reading WRITING, MISTAKES, AND CRITIQUE GROUPS!
Hi SEers! Denise here to discuss what happens when people talk to each other and how to apply that to writing. Have you ever watched people talk? Do they sit and speak without moving or any expression? In my family, I’m surrounded by Italians. Hands are always flying around during conversations. I know who not … Continue reading MOTION DURING DIALOG
Hi SEers! Denise here, and I’m going to talk about an exercise I did in a writing class and how it inspired new ideas. The assignment was to sit out in public, observe, and take notes. I was to include all the senses and impressions. It was an opportunity to find a new story idea … Continue reading WRITING AND PEOPLE-WATCHING
Hi SEers! Denise here to talk about the last step before releasing a book—editing. Authors put a lot of time, work, and love into their words. They go over their manuscripts several times, have beta readers, and critique groups to offer suggestions. Then, there’s another read-through catching those tiny mistakes. Is it ready to release? … Continue reading WRITING AND EDITING
Photo courtesy of Canva Hello SEers! Denise here to talk about social media and book sites. Over the last few years, I’ve spent a lot of time promoting not only myself but other authors on social media. Here are my top eight suggestions of sites for authors to use. Photo courtesy of Canva Twitter: Here’s … Continue reading WRITING AND SOCIAL MEDIA