Time to Write Now By Julaina Kleist-Corwin

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Writers Listen to their Characters

In my Tuesday writing class, we discussed how characters push writers to write their stories. Although I’ve been revising Hada’s Fog for the last six years and the fifteen-year-old in that novel nudges me to write her story, called Lilli, another voice has popped up. Her name is Jill. She’s a CPA who wants to save a time-traveling man who’s in big trouble.

Since I write women’s fiction, Lilli surprised me because her story is YA. Jill surprises me because her genre would be a paranormal mystery. What to do with them while Hada is impatient that it’s taken so long to get her story into print? I need fifty hour days. Maybe I should be thankful I’ve never had writer’s block.

 

Cara Black's Aimee Leduc Series

Cara Black was the moderator for a session at the San Francisco Writers Conference in February called: Finding the 411 You Need: Doing Research for Fun & Profit.  She writes the bestselling and award nominated Aimee Leduc investigation series that is set in different districts of Paris. Her next novel, Murder Below Montparnasse comes out in March. www.carablack.com

 

 

Character Paradox

All people are paradoxical. No one is easily reducible, so I like characters who have contradictory impulses or shades of ambiguity. It’s fun, and it’s fun because it’s hard. 
– Edward Norton Actor

Bella Andre Best Selling Author

Bella Andre has sold more than 1.5 million books. She’s been called “One of the top digital writers in America” by The Washington Post.

February, 2013, she was a keynote speaker at the San Francisco Writers Conference where she talked about how she went from midlist to bestseller list.Her enthusiasm was inspiring to the attendees.

In 2012, at the Book Expo America, she gave a standing-room-only keynote on her self-publishing success.

Beware Free Coupons

Check out Stacey Gustafson’s blog:

“Beware of Free Coupons, Strangers Bearing Gifts.” Click on my link to release the laughter, www.staceygustafson.com

I am also thrilled to announce that my story, “War in the Skies,” will be published March 26 in the anthology series, Not Your Mother’s Book…On Travel. This is my second story in the Not Your Mother’s Book series.  It will be available for purchase on Amazon.  Go get your funny on!