Legacy Books – Preserving the Stories that Matter the Most

Susan ViolanteManaging Editor This past week we received the horrible news that my mother is terminal ill. Since then she has been in a rush mode to say and share everything with us. Not just about her life and life…

Using Dialogue to Bring Your Story to Life

Susan ViolanteManaging Editor After over 20 years of working on my writing, I have learned that dialogue is the most important tool available when telling a story. We can use the dialogue to describe, inform, show action, establish mood, and…

Author Bios and Self Presentation – Your “Hello” to the Reader

Sheri HoyteManaging Editor Hi All! This article was originally posted by us some time ago at Reader Views but the content warrants a re-posting. I personally connected with the part about being human in your bio and writing like you…

NaNoWriMo is Coming! But Why Write a Book in a Month?

Sheri HoyteManaging Editor NaNoWriMo 2019 is coming, and the results from last year’s event are staggering!  According to The NaNoWriMo Blog, there were 287,327 participants and 35,387 winners. The number of words written in November 2018 was 2,791,454,312 and those…

“What Have You Done for YOU Lately? Self-Care for Authors

Sheri HoyteManaging Editor How many of you take time out every day for yourself? I don’t mean time out to write or time to promote and market your book on social media - that’s not time out for yourself, but…