I found a writing book that blindsided me. And reading it, I'm thinking back over books I've read going, "Yes, THAT'S why it sold so well. THAT'S why I loved it." The author calls it' butter' because butter is what makes so much in cooking amazing. On top of this, it makes marketing blindingly obvious. … Continue reading Need to Add ‘Butter’ to My Writing
I completed HB90 and have my quarter all set up, and I'm continuing Publish and Thrive. I'll be writing Girlie in November, and I think what I'll be doing with it is making it into 4 or 5 'shorter' books... short for me is easily 50,000 words.... writing and editing them all, and then I'll … Continue reading HB90 Is Complete and My Plans
It took FOREVER to type up all the post-it notes, but here is my completed Kanban Board from the HB90 class for quarter four of this year! You can see I've narrowed my focus for the quarter from the ridiculous list of things I WANTED to get down to the highest priority/biggest impact items. Outlining … Continue reading Kanban Board from HB90 for Quarter Four
I'm working on Sarra Cannon's HB90 class right now, and I just reached the goal setting section. So far it's been eye opening, and she's had us clearly delineate how much time we have for things in a realistic fashion. She limits you to THREE goals, clearly stated, with measurable results. She says that too … Continue reading Goals and Reality in the HB90 Class.
If you're an author, and you want to buy ONE class on how to publish, I'm thinking Sarra Cannon's Publish and Thrive is the one. I'm 100% serious about this. I spent all weekend at my in-laws' house, and there was nothing to do, so I was going hard at her class and... wow. So … Continue reading Publish and Thrive
I am taking a RIDICULOUS number of online classes right now related to publishing and advertising, and they're going well. A bit further down I'll break down which ones I'm taking. I mean, they're a huge time sink, but I'm liking them so far. Which is kind of funny because I hated college. I love … Continue reading Take ALL the Classes!
I'm on Lesson 7 of Holly Lisle's 'How to Write a Novel' class, and it's going fantastically! I'm running a few days behind, and while I've done all of the forum assignments I haven't posted any of them, but I'm loving this class. Every class I've taken by Holly has taught me a great deal, … Continue reading Holly Lisle’s How to Write a Novel Class
Second practice from the Finding Your Voice class I bought from Holly Lisle. This is not an affiliate link, although if you decide you want to buy a class from her, you can contact me, and I'll set on up so we both benefit. *smile* He stood with the ocean before him, with the village … Continue reading Finding Your Voice: Practice 02
This is a practice piece I did for Holly Lisle's 'Finding Your Voice' class. These are ten minute timed exercises with very specific prompts. I step onto the rolling walkway, and my heart catches in my throat. I'm not ready to see her again. I'm not ready for her to see me again. "Hello," she … Continue reading Finding Your Voice: Practice 01
I was going through my things, and I ran into a class I took part of, one of Holly Lisle's, on learning your writing voice. The actual name of the class is 'Find Your Writing Voice: 24 Hour Intensive Workshop', and while it fell to the wayside in favor of writing my novel, I did … Continue reading Should I Share? Finding Your Voice Practice Pieces