Adventures in Germany

Today we’re taking a break from the written word. I’ll be sharing some random pictures from a few explorations we did this year in Germany. In August, we took an English walking tour in Cologne. It was great because we were the only people who showed up-our own private tour.  Then we went to a British Flair in Krefeld. And last month, we were spooked in a haunted zoo. What interesting things have you done this year? Life Experiences, Baer Necessities Save Save Save

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An Underwater Dreamer

Let’s dive right into another author interview. Today, I’m introducing you to Jenny Burke, a woman who streams together her experiences, research, and dreams to create characters and stories. Passionate about the outdoors, exploring and imagining possibilities, please welcome Jenny and enjoy. Describe yourself in 150 words or less. I’m an author, reader, artist, and marine biologist, studying creatures of the dark abyss and diving on coral reefs. I write and draw the worlds that grow in my mind and research details to understand them. My Dragon Dreamer series has dragons and an undersea world. I toss colored lightning with …

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Writing Advice List!

This post is a bit different. I thought I’d create a fiction writing alphabetical advice list based off my experience as a writer, author, and publisher. Hope you find something of value. Audience – It’s rare I hear authors talking about their audience, which is an important aspect to selling your book. Let your audience feel as if you wrote the book for them, and that comes from knowing who is going to read it. Don’t try to sell a romance novel to a thriller audience. All will suffer in the end. Beta Readers – Target audience readers, who read …

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A Political Plague

There are certain subject matters most Americans stay clear of and those are religion, politics, and finance. We feel they’re emotionally charged personal matters. The difference though is that someone’s religion or finance doesn’t necessarily affect others as much as their political choices. I’ve hidden many Facebook posts because I’m afraid to know whom so-and-so supports. I don’t want it to taint my thinking of them. Whom someone votes for says a lot about an individual. Up until now, the one person I’ve discussed politics with is my husband, especially regarding this upcoming election. According to USA Today, “Donald Trump …

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Preparations for National Novel Writing Month

For those of you who want to be writers, November is a perfect time to put your writing skills to the test. It’s National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), so I thought I’d give you some pointers on the site and writing. National Novel Writing Month is where writers from all over the world gather and write 50,000 words between November 1 and November 30. The only thing you win is the satisfaction of knowing you succeeded in writing a novel, and possibly gaining new friendships. Before getting into it, I thought I’d share my experiences regarding NaNoWriMo. I had participated …

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