YA Indie Carnival: Words of Wisdom

The YA Indie Carnival topic of choice this week is Indie Words of Wisdom. When I think about it, some of the best bits of wisdom for indie publishing are the lessons that we were taught long ago and perhaps forgot or didn’t know how to apply.

A Stitch in Time Saves Nine – An indie’s reputation is only as good as his/her work. Sometimes authors get in a rush to publish; churning out work after work with little mind to the quality of the work. Even the best story can be destroyed by spelling and grammar errors. A prematurely published novel can unravel an entire career.

Work Smarter Not Harder – A writing plan, proper outline, Continue reading “YA Indie Carnival: Words of Wisdom”

Fiction Fireworks…kaboom baby!

fireworksHere in Ohio, flags are flying on porches, kids have sparklers in hand, and my husband has eaten his weight in watermelon. We’re getting ready to celebrate Independence Day. The YA Indie Carnival is celebrating too with this week’s topic…Fiction Fireworks!

I recall seeing a TV special about the world famous Zambelli family. The Zambelli’s are responsible for some of the most outstanding fireworks displays in the world. On that TV special, they talked about the recipe for creating great fireworks. I wonder if fiction fireworks work the same way.

Let’s take a look at one of the most famous modern fiction couples and talk about what makes them explosive – Edward Cullen & Bella Swan

If I was hungry, I mean super hungry, I couldn’t imagine kissing a Big Mac instead of eating it. Kidding aside, the prospect of impropriety and danger drew legions of fans into Edward and Bella’s romance. Don’t we always want what we can’t have?

Edward waits decades for Bella. In fact, he’s pretty much Continue reading “Fiction Fireworks…kaboom baby!”