A couple days ago, I told you a bit about my editing process, so now I guess I should tell you about my writing process. This is a more difficult post to write because the process is more involved. I’m going to try to summarize it, though. I tend to go through five steps, though… More My Writing Process
When you think about editing, I’m sure you imagine the proverbial red pen, bleeding all over the page. Right? Although the red pen still, undoubtedly, has its place, things have changed quite a bit. I would say 99% of my editing is done on the computer. I use a PC, so I use Microsoft Word.… More My Editing Process
If you’ve been on this blog any at all, you know the answer to this. The short answer: Yes. The long answer: Yes, and I have 10 books (including 2 novels and a book of poems), 3 short ebooks, and 3 short stories available under Jen Nipps (nonfiction) and Kat O’Reilly (fiction). I have another… More Am I Published?
This could probably go into an FAQ section. A lot of times, I’m asked how much research do I do for my books. The easy answer is: It depends on the book. Some require more research than others do. Here’s the thing. I like to research things. I can easily get lost in Google searches… More Researching Books
I’m a day late with this post. To be honest, I didn’t decide until late Wednesday night that I would be participating in NaNoWriMo this year. I know a lot of you know what NaNoWriMo is, but there are probably a lot who don’t. November is National Novel Writing Month. It was started in 1999.… More It’s NaNoWriMo Time!
We’re going from nonfiction to fiction. Romance, actually. And it does get steamy. Kiernan’s Curse started with a dream I had. The first past of the dream is used in the beginning. The second part of the dream is in the middle. Set in central Ireland in the early-mid Middle Ages, this is the book… More Spotlight on Kiernan’s Curse (Kat O’Reilly)
Author Leslie Bowes announces the release of her book, Heart Healer, book one of the Heart Healer series. Below, she shares a book trailer and answers a few questions for us. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hx0hMu768zU] Exerpt: “That’s true, but I don’t need a servant. I need a wife. Catherine dropped the spoon as her whole body shook.… More Q&A with Author Leslie Bowes
In a recent post (A Few Items of Interest), I mentioned that Amazon was merging CreateSpace and KDP. I didn’t know a time frame, but I knew it was happening soon. It’s happened. I talked about having re-release/launch dates and events as I converted my books from CreateSpace to KDP. Let’s just say that the… More Introducing Book Spotlights
I met Tierney James a couple years ago at a writers’ conference. Recently, I learned she had a book about marketing. Since that is something I am working on, I thought I would get it and check it out. Let me tell you, it’s worth every single penny! A few days ago, I called a… More Book Review: How to Market a Book Someone Besides Your Mother Will Read