Monthly Archives: August 2011

SETTING AS A CHARACTER

Virginia City, Montana at the close of the Civil War when gold was discovered Here’s an excerpt from Montana Promises that shows how setting can become a character, and yet not interfere with conflict, suspense or characterization and especially not … Continue reading

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SURELY I DIDN’T WRITE THAT

A few weeks ago, I opened the scan of my first published historical romance. Time to format it for Kindle. This shouldn’t take long. I’d already finished another, which was actually my fourth to be published. It’s going by the … Continue reading

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THE IMPORTANCE OF SOCIAL MEDIA

Ozarks in the fall, an enticing image now. I recently received an email from an old friend who is having a lot of her books published this year. She told me that her publisher is urging her to get on … Continue reading

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SIGNING KINDLES AND OTHER STUFF

Writers who are currently converting their books to Kindle, the primo E Book reader, can now sign those books through a site called Kindlegraph. Today I signed a copy of Dream Walker for a reader through the site. This is … Continue reading

Posted in converting to Kindle, formatting for Kindle, Montana, photos for book covers, Ronda del Bocchio, signing Kindles, Velda Brotherton, Virginia City, workshop for Kindle | 1 Comment