Blog Tour

Blog Tour – It’s Raining Books

The next stop on my blog tour for Ruthless Perfection is It’s Raining Books! Stop by and enter to win a giftcard.

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It’s Raining Books Interview:

Do you have any odd or interesting writing quirks, habits or superstitions?

I have a tendency to write early in the morning as the sun is rising. The house is very quiet at this time and the phone seldom rings. As I get drawn deeper into the story, the house could go up in flames and I may not realize it as I keep putting words on the page. I also like to wear the same cashmere sweater and keep my office set up in the same way.

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Blog Tour – Queen of the Night

I’m visiting Queen of the Night Reviews today for my blog tour for Ruthless Perfection.

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Queen of the Night:  Your first book, The Forgotten Heiress, takes place in both Ireland and New York and is also a contemporary romance.  What drew you to write contemporary romance?

Me:  I’ve always read widely across a range of genres including quite a bit of non-fiction. But a well written romance held the most appeal for me. It allowed me to be transported from every day stresses to a completely different world.  If I’m ever feeling over-worked or particularly chaotic, I’ll end my week with an evening dedicated to indulging in a great romance novel.

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Blog Tour – The Reading Addict

Come visit me at the Reading Addict for the Ruthless Perfection blog tour!

The Reading Addict Interview:

What advice do you have for an aspiring author?

Keep reading. There is so much to learn about the craft of writing that it is crucial to study how other writer’s tell a great story. Pay attention to the elements of the novel that draw you in and notice where you attention wanders.

Spend time on your craft. Even after you have been writing for years, you can become re-energized by how someone else thinks about a topic. For example, I came across a writer who wrote a blog post about productivity. She had three useful strategies, when combined together enable writers to consistently write 1,000 words an hour or 8,000 words a day. I tried her technique and it worked beautifully. If you find me on twitter, I retweeted the link to her blog.

Learn how to plot. Most writers have read either The Writers Journey: Mythic Structure for Writers by Christopher Vogler or The Hero with a Thousand Faces by Joseph Campbell. Vogler’s book is based on Campbell’s earlier work and it is considered more accessible. These books do an amazing job of explaining the structure of a story.

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Blog Tour – Ruthless Perfection

I’m over at Unabridged Andra for the Ruthless Perfection blog tour! Come read an interview with me and enter for a chance to win a giftcard. I talk about all the things I’ve learned since I started writing, including this:

Learn how all the pieces fit together. Writing a great book is just the beginning. There is a tremendous amount that you will need to know about branding, marketing, publishing, contracts, publicity etc… Most successful authors will cultivate relationships with other authors and industry professionals to get first- hand knowledge about the market, to understand what is changing and how to best position yourself. There is no right answer for every author but instead you will need to weigh your goals and strengths against what is happening in the publishing world.

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