Monthly Archives: July 2013

Trailer Time: A Balancing Act

There are a lot of book trailers for YA novels out there, but I wanted to find a fantasy novel for a more general audience.  The Dragon Hunters by Paul Genesse fit the bill.  Check out this trailer: One thing … Continue reading

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“If you build it, they will come.”

That line misquotes Field of Dreams, in which a voice whispers, “If you build it, he will come.” Yet, it’s used to provoke people to believe building something worthwhile is enough to attract visitors, particularly paying customers. But why would … Continue reading

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Why Craft?

I have used the word craft to describe my process of taking a rough draft and turning it into prose so often that I’d almost forgotten that it wasn’t the common way of looking at the writing process. Recently, I … Continue reading

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Trailer Time: Hype or Engagement?

First, I checked out the following trailer: Then, I watched this: Which do you prefer and why?

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An Author’s Website: A Non-Example

Think of your website as your online home.  This is where people come to visit with you, to talk with you, to learn more about you, and to develop a relationship with you. Your website should reflect who you are … Continue reading

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Layers of Story

The fiction piece I’m working on started with the confluence of a scene with a concept.  The scene was of a young woman gathering herbs in the forest, showing herself very much at home within the confines of an environment … Continue reading

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Trailer Time: This Is What I’m Talking About

If you like classic sci-fi, then you’ll love this: The name of the novel may not be inspired, but the trailer certainly is! Clocking in at 1 minute and 40 seconds, we learn: The name of the hero of the … Continue reading

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