Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Hot Off the Press

          I am super excited here!!! First, my new book became available at the Kindle Store, and then it received its first review.  I just read my first review and wanted to share:

By Amazon Customer on August 23, 2016
"Where was this when I first started writing? Jammed pack with amazing information and inspirational bites! Thank you, Sue for all the great tips. I will reference often!"

https://www.amazon.com/SUPERCHARGED.../dp/B01KR5WC62/

Sunday, August 14, 2016

#1 Cover Reveal


   Super, super excitement here!!!
I've been working on a new book, something very special to me.
Something that I want to share with other writer's.
Something every writer can use to their best advantage.
And now, without anymore hype, I'm happy to announce the cover reveal for my brand new e-book SUPERCHARGED.
This book is packed full of writing advice, tips and super bonus's that are sure to keep you  focused and inspired.
Spoiler alert!
SUPERCHARGED is expected to hit Amazon the weekend of August 19th!
 

 

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

LOCATION MOTIVATION


Location sets the stage for a story. Location sets the tone and mood of a story. Location changes a generic, overdone plot to a new exciting adventure--a new original story as it were. Location sometimes becomes a character in itself.
Once you figure out the very best location for your particular plot, drop your main character onto the stage and watch them go! But first, make sure you choose the PERFECT setting. You want your MC to suffer during his journey, you want him to struggle through several (three at least) trails and failures. So set the stage for what you intend to happen. If your story is meant to be sad, bring on the rain make it a dreary, wet world. If the sun is shining you had better have a happy go-lucky main character to follow around.
As the author, you must be prepared to guide your character along the path, to nudge them toward shortcuts (to lose their way) and drop them on their heads into unexpected pitfalls (to watch their reactions). It's all about location, location, location. Oh, sorry . . . did I draw attention to location?
Thanks!
 

Friday, June 3, 2016

Story Structure and Character Arc 101 by Jennifer Blanchard

 

Hey, fellow authors, this is an awesome video by Jennifer Blanchard. If you like the video consider taking her latest class, I signed up for the class and can't wait to get started. Better hurry though--it starts Monday.  http://jenniferblanchard.net/  Enjoy!                                                                                         

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Nonfiction Tips that Work

 
 
Are you struggling while writing nonfiction? This is really an awesome post From the Desk of Kathleen Merz at Eerdlings! I love it!

I hope you enjoy it!
 

Monday, April 4, 2016

Discovering Beverly Cleary

This is a repost from Facebook, originally posted at http://www.opb.org/television/programs/artbeat/episodes/


Discovering Beverly Cleary: Beloved author Beverly Cleary is turning 100 in April, 2016. More than fifty years after she wrote


This is stunningly inspiring! A fantastic example of writerly, possibilities! An extraordinary example of playing it (your writing ability) forward.
 
What a amazing woman!