Monthly Archives: January 2010


I have noticed a new trend. Book trailers seem to be the new rage. I think they are a great idea and definitely have the potential to woo people towards a book they may have never picked up. When I go to the movies or watch a rented movie at home, I love to watch the previews. There have been plenty of times I rented movies based off of the previews.

Last week, the girls over at Let The Words Flow blog held a book trailer contest. It sounded exciting and challenging. I followed their instructions and made a book trailer for the book I am currently revising. I didn’t win the contest but I now have a great marketing tool that I wouldn’t have had if I didn’t stumble upon their blog. I am no pro. Hollywood won’t be knocking on my door but I am in love with what I did anyway. Take a sneak peek, what do you think?

P.S. I own no copyright for the videos used.


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Do you have a routine?

I often wonder what other writer’s days are like. Do they have a routine that they follow religiously? How do they get blogs done, books written and tweets posted all while still keeping up with other responsibilities?

My day is scattered. I juggle getting three kids out the door for school, a baby fed, and housework completed. After all of that is done, I get to do what I love and that is to write.

It used to be easy to stay up late and catch up with all of my writing duties but lately I have been falling asleep much earlier than I would like. So readers, I am interested, I want to know what your routine’s are. When do you get to write? How do you find time to get it all done? What is something that gets neglected in order for you to follow your dream? What advice do you have for other writer’s?”

I write every day but I could write all day if I had the time.


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Contest! Contest! Contest!

Would you like to have an opportunity for your first five hundred words of your mg or ya novel read? How about the possibility of a 15 page critique?

Mary Kole of the Andrea Brown Literary Agency is holding a contest this month. Be sure to check it out. I’m keeping my fingers
crossed how about you?

Kidlit Contest

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What If?


You are at your child’s baseball game. There is a perfectly polished mother standing against the fence cheering her child on. She is wearing a Burberry coat, penny loafers, chino’s and her shiny blonde hair is pulled up in a tight ponytail. What if the temperature spiked and this mother found herself too hot in her expensive coat? She takes off the coat and underneath she is wearing a battered holey tank top and her arms are covered with tattoos that stretch from her shoulders to her wrists, would this surprise you?

Where am I going with this? This scenario is part of the What If game I like to play. I must alert you this game can become addicting. It can be played alone or with others and it is a great way to add spice to your stories. Try doing this for one day and see what new idea’s you come up with. Dare to put a twist on ordinary and you may find you come up with extraordinary.


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