Character Building

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Writer’s use various techniques to form their characters. More times than not they are composites of people we know or of people we have observed. We tend to be observers of human nature thus have ample ideas for our writing. Occasionally we let our inspiration sources know they are in a story. In Sunstone I built a secondary character loosely …

Sunstone’s Launch on Amazon: A Tale

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My newest book, Sunstone, was scheduled to be released on March 31. This was an exciting moment which my publisher, Sheenah from Paper Crane Books, and I had been working hard toward for at least the past six weeks. There were three rounds of edits, the blurb, dedication and acknowledgement to write. On top of that there was work with …

The Chain-Letter Blog Tour

Holly adapting, author, Author interview, Blog tour, Dreams, Friends, Fun Social Network, Indie YA Books, inspiration, Jade Kerrion, New world, Paper Crane Books, Patience and writing, persevere 3 Comments

A while ago I was tagged by my friend and fellow indie author Jade Kerrion to participate in a chain letter / ongoing blog tour. The idea was to have fun and to pass that convivial moment forward. So without further ado… What am I working on? Just a few days ago I finished Sunstone. It is a sci-fi / …

Interview with Author Grace Augustine

Holly adapting, author, Author interview, balance, flowering garden, Friends, inspiration, Iowa, Mature romance -over 50, Patience and writing, the creative process 4 Comments

A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to do a “GEM“(Guest Excerpt Moment) with Author Grace Augustine and featured her second book in the series. At that time she was extremely busy where she works and couldn’t do an interview. Today I boarded my virtual plane and flew to Iowa to meet with her. She took just a moment …

The Reweaving joins the series!

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Reweaving is out, joining The Founders, Divergent Paths and The Unraveling in the series! This is a big step and I think you as a reader will appreciate it the work that went into it. When I was first picked up by a boutique press the publisher decided to start with book three:The Unraveling. There was a logic to the …

Why I Did or Didn’t Do Something in My Series

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Recently author Jade Kerrion asked me to write a blog post for her titled: “Why did you.. Why didn’t you..” concerning my Sage Seed Chronicles series and questions readers have asked. I think it would be helpful to include it here for those who missed it. “Why did you..” make the planet so small? ~Planets come in all sizes and …

If I had to Choose One Bestseller Most Similar to my Series…

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Recently I was talking to Andrew McAllister (author of Unauthorized Access http://andrewmcallisterauthor.blogspot.com/) about best sellers that are similar to our books. It is one of those strange topics because some readers would feel that you have “stolen” bits from the best sellers to fuel your books. Au contraire! Sometimes those elements just work for two different writers. When I was …

How much writing must a writer write if a writer would write right?

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I have often heard that we must bang out something every day if we are serious in becoming a writer. Just set aside some time and do it. There is something to be said for that. Often if we work at something frequently we get better at it. The problem that I have with the statement is two fold. It …