Hey, who doesn’t like free and easy?
If you’re a writer in the Denver metro area, you should join me for a fun, free workshop that explains exactly how to outline any novel or story in just minutes.
(By the way, even if you aren’t in the Denver area, don’t despair. Just shoot me an email, and I’ll send you a free copy of the new Instant Plot ebook when it comes out this summer. And yes, it’s free!)
What will you learn?
Dru Jasper. Small business owner. Starbucks fan. Aspiring crystal sorceress. About to take on the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.
Meet Dru Jasper, the bookish owner of The Crystal Connection, a sorcery shop that sells potions, charms, and enchanted crystals.
The “real” sorcerers don’t give Dru any respect – but what happens when she becomes their only hope?
Get a first glimpse of the characters in It Happened One Doomsday.
Plus, a sneak preview!
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Toothpaste, shampoo, hot dogs . . . and my book! All at Walmart.
I swear, I never saw this day coming.
Hey, you know, I’ll celebrate any new milestone. Including this one.
So here it is:
Today, for the first time, I have a book that’s available at Walmart.
And I’m . . . Proud? I think?
Yeah, why not. I’m proud to be at Walmart.
There. I said it.
So now, while you’re shopping for all of your favorite low-priced deals at Walmart.com, you can add my book to your shopping cart.
Why not, right? It’s a good book. At a good value.
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OK, so, yeah, I’m at the bottom of page 51. Not exactly headline news. But still, PUBLISHERS WEEKLY!
So there I was in Target, shopping for chicken and peanut butter, when something terrifying popped up on my phone.
Publishers Weekly had just reviewed my new book. Not just online, but in print.
I froze. My heart started pounding. A cold jolt of adrenaline shot through me. Why? Because first off, in the world of a writer, this is officially a BIG THING.
Like, Tyrannosaurus-Rex-in-your-living-room big.
Just today, Pyr printed ARCs (Advance Reader Copies) of my upcoming urban fantasy novel, It Happened One Doomsday.
How cool is that?
Personally, I find it amazing. Part of me never believed that this little book would get this far. Very cool.
The actual books are a couple thousand miles away in New York. But here’s a sneak peek photo, kindly brought you by the ever-resourceful Hanna Etu, Pyr’s editorial assistant extraordinaire.
By the way, important point: these books don’t feature the actual cover art. This is just a placeholder cover.
That’s OK. What matters is that this gives reviewers and other authors something to read (and hopefully say nice things about) in the months leading up to the actual book release.
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Are you hearing the Jaws theme in your head? I am. And now you are, too.
Critique groups: best thing ever for writers? Or soul-crushing pits of despair?
Here are my 6 secrets for spotting a top-notch critique group — or assembling your own.
Connect with other writers and get the feedback you need to finish your book, publish it, and write the next one.
Everything you need to know from Yours Truly is right here on author Patricia Stoltey’s blog:
Click here: http://patriciastolteybooks.com/2016/01/6-secrets-of-successful-critique-groups-by-laurence-macnaughton/
With friends like this, who needs frenemies?
The rumors are true.
My next book (first in a new urban fantasy series) hits stores in the summer of 2016.
And if you preorder It Happened One Doomsday anytime before the release date, you’ll receive a special bonus story that you can get nowhere else.
I’m so excited about this free bonus story! I’ve already written it, and I want to send it to you. But it’s not time yet.
First, here’s a glimpse of what the new book is all about. Continue reading
Why? Because, hey, Flaming Horse of Doom! That’s why.
If you’ve ever tried to write a book, you’ve probably struggled with plotting.
Plot is more than just what happens in the story. There’s a bigger structure to what happens, and when, and why.
Do it right, and you’ll create a gripping story. But do it wrong, and your story will get nothing but yawns.
Want to know the secret to writing irresistible plots?
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