When I asked viewers of my YouTube channel what they wanted to see from me, one reply was:
I'd love to see a video on ideas for blog posts for fiction writers.
Now, I didn't really want to show my pen names' blogs on video, so until now I haven't done anything about this question. But I kept it in mind.
And here's my reply. Continue reading
“Little did Anne know when she went to bed that night that a zombie would rip her heart out a few hours later.”
And R.I.P. book. Because that's a horrible way to foreshadow future events.
So how do you use foreshadowing in a more subtle and much more efficient way? Continue reading
You find yourself arranging your desktop again, and obviously, you must get another cup of coffee before you can begin.
When you go to the kitchen, you pass the laundry and decide that it's time to wash some clothes.
Even vacuum cleaning seems more fascinating than writing the words you promised yourself you would write daily.
There can be several reasons for procrastination.
Some of my email subscribers have asked me how they can turn their existing stories into boxed sets.
While I imagined one way to do it, I never knew about the second way, which I just found on “The Book Designer”.
A blog post over there said:
There are basically two ways to create a compilation ebook:
- Combining the source files
- Combining the ebook files
To me that's interesting, because I wrote three out of four novellas in a series on my Mac.
And my Mac died.
I had backed up all my documents to two hard drives. But alas, nothing could be retrieved from them. Both blank. Continue reading
In case you didn't know yet, I LOVE the country I live in.
Since 2011, there hasn't been a day where I didn't praise my luck of coming to Israel to live here. It was a country I never dared to visit on a vacation, because I knew I would cry my eyes out if I had to go back and leave Israel.
Haifa is a very mixed city. Everywhere, you hear people speak Hebrew, Arab, or Russian.
Today, when Nefnef and I came back from the park, a group of four people stood on the parking, talking and smiling.
Then I heard them say, “Yalla, bye”. Arab meets English. That's my city 🙂
Anyway, a lot of the Arabs here in our neighborhood are Christian, and they have a huge spruce growing, which is always decorated. Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Christmas.
You can never be too early out, can you?
You can never prepare too soon.
So how about writing your Christmas romances now?
Through Sunday, I offer a $20 discount when you use the code “XmasFeb” (and yes, today the field is there…)
Grab it today, before the offer goes ‘yalla, bye' on you http://writerbychoice.com/partridge
Okay, she's using swear words. A lot. But otherwise I find her content interesting. And I happen to agree with her, both on her views of Valentine's Day, and on her top 10 pet peeves in romance stories.
What do you say? Which do you have in your stories? I know that I've been guilty of especially the first one. Ouch.
If you're not impressed by the promise of my headline, I don't blame you.
Even as fiction writers, we're presented for big numbers all the time. This author wrote ten books and is now making 27 million dollars per year. That author wrote five books and they are now bringing in $14,932 per month.
On average. Very precise average.
I don't doubt that the stories are true, but I know that to me it sounds too fantastic. The kind of “this could never happen to me” stuff. Continue reading