Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Additional Writers Groups for Authors

As a new author at great way to get your books out to the public is to join various facebook groups for authors and post in them. For e-books go to:
  1. Kindlemojo
  2. My Kindle is Starving
For Christian Inspirational Fiction try:
  1. Christian Fiction and Non-Fiction
  2. Christian Book Reviews
  3. Review Seekers
For children’s books look at:
  1. Books Go Social Children’s Books
  2. Children’s Book Reviews and Promos
For mysteries try:
  1. Mystery We Write Authors and Readers
  2. For the Love of Books
  3. Bookaholic Cafe
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Wednesday, July 5, 2017

How Can You Write about Places You’ve Never Visited?

Take a cyber vacation. While I had been to Paris before I wrote Hiding, I had never been to Monte Carlos or Breil sur Roya. How could I make these locations authentic in my book? The answer is research, fun research. I used travel brochures, tour websites, lots of photographs to read, visualize and learn about the places that my characters would be traveling.
In the process, I got to “visit” exotic places. I learned, for example, that Jacques Cousteau’s Marine Museum and Center are in Monte Carlos. I learned how Grace Kelly was killed on the winding treacherous road to the city. I learned that one of the popular gambling casinos was build to resemble the Paris Opera House. It was a mini-vacation for me and for the my readers when it was worked into the book. So authors, take your mini-vacation via cyber space and recreate it for your fans.imagesKEDBDGY0