Finding Your Author’s Voice

Category: The Author’s Journey

  • Finding Your Author’s Voice

    Finding Your Author’s Voice

    Finding your voice is an answer to the question “Who is your reader?” Is this person looking for something serious, suspenseful, authoritative, humorous, spiritual, entertaining, dark, deep, light-hearted, or something else, that you may find parallels in a category on the booksellers’ shelves? Regardless of the central thread, your voice is uniquely you. It’s ironic how your […]

  • Setting Writing Goals

    Setting Writing Goals

    Every author has a differing and uniquely personal approach to writing. But authors share one process in common—setting and achieving word count goals. Your writing goals are everything. It’s how you get the ideas out of your head and on to the page.  But it’s not just about word count. Writing goals include pages completed,…

  • Nourishing Seeds of Inspiration

    Nourishing Seeds of Inspiration

    We are inspired all the time by actions we take, mistakes we made, things we observe, people we meet, and well, life. These seeds of inspiration are often the impetus of a fascinating story. All authors weave personal experiences into their books, and many write entire tomes around these experiences.  It’s funny how my interest…

  • Start With Your “Why?”

    Start With Your “Why?”

    Go back. Way back. Back to the day you decided you were going to write a novel. Why did you make that promise to yourself?  Did you think, “How hard can this be?” Did you want to become famous?  Did you covet J. K. Rowling’s lifestyle? Did you want bragging rights? BUZZ! Wrong answer. Though admittedly,…

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