The very entertaining authors of Follow The Goose Butt, Camelia Airheart! drop by for a chat. I had a blast talking with these lovely ladies who were generous enough to take time from their marketing blitz to sit down with me. Together they created an amazing story, memorable characters, and beautiful illustrations that kidsContinue reading “Goose butt?”
Yesterday, I wrote a post about an everyday hero (click HERE to read that). Today we’ll apply it to how you write one that’s real and true and memorable. Here’s what happens. Stuff happens and a kid notices. Bad stuff. Bullying. Name calling. Picking on weaker kids. He is a kid and it happens toContinue reading “Where Do Heroes Come From?”
Last weekend, I went to the city that is known for being the highest tourist attraction city in the world. We went to two of the world’s most popular theme parks. I won’t name them because the parks themselves are irrelevant. (One is Magical and the other is Sea themed, okay?) It’s the people weContinue reading “What Is A Hero? (Alternate title: Why Are People Assholes?)”
And not cheesy pickup lines from drunks at bars, either, although that might be fun. No, I’m wondering… What books had GREAT opening lines? The last camel died at noon. Call Me Ishmael. What books have you read that have great opening lines? Why were they memorable? Or did the best books have mediocre openingContinue reading “Memorable Opening Lines”
Guess what I’m doing? When you get your manuscript ready for press, you need to remove any crazy little characters that somehow got into it – so they don’t f*ck up your eBook formatting, causing, I don’t know, extra pages in the middle of a sentence or something. The paperback review is even moreContinue reading “20 Helpful Search Strings for Finding Special Characters in Word”
As the beta readers work their way through my book, we are getting some really good reports! (Wanna be a beta? There’s still time. Click HERE.) The Navigators is thrilling as h*ll. “Didn’t think I would enjoy this book as much as I do, since I’m in for fantasy 9 out of 10. But TheContinue reading “Early Praise For The Navigators”
What is your most favorite place on Earth? Did you put it in a story? Why or why not?
TOTALLY WORTH IT
What are some words we need to make up? I can think of a few. Like when a man and woman work together and are buddies but aren’t romantic. Is there a word for that? There should be. Friends doesn’t cut it. What are yours?
Which I subsequently forgot to do because we are having a weekend trip to Disney and Sea World this weekend. Oops.