Proud to Present: Brianna Somersham

Author Brianna Somersham

The Writers Chat is Proud To Present Brianna Somersham, The Writers Chat community member and Indie Author. Brianna’s latest book, Love Pain, is available for preorder on Amazon and will be released on November 19, 2014. The Origins of “Love Pain” Hi guys! I want to start off by thanking Anita for inviting me to […]

Interview: Tamie Dearen

Romantic Comedy Author Tamie Dearen

Author of The Best Girls romantic comedy series and the Alora young adult fantasy series. It is my pleasure to introduce you to Indie Author and community member of The Writers Chat Tamie Dearen. Tamie published her first book, Her Best Match, last December and in less than a year wrote four full length novels […]

Proud to Present: Kathryn Chastain Treat

Kathryn Chastain Treat

The Writers Chat is Proud To Present Kathryn Chastain Treat, Rave Reviews Book Club member and this week’s Spotlight Author. Kathryn’s book, Allergic to Life, is the compelling auto-biographical story of her battle against a chronic condition and the resulting effects on her life and relationships. My Daughter, The Ghost Buster I suffer from Chemical […]

Butt In Chair (BIC)

BIC - 3D Character With Butt In Chair, Writing

In live Chat today, we talked about getting your story down. I borrowed the Nike slogan: Just Do It. The biggest problem I have as a writer is making the time for BIC. There are so many things competing for my attention. And I don’t have any little ones at home, (if you don’t include […]

Proud To Present: Jo Jenner

Photo of author Jo Jenner

The Writers Chat is Proud To Present Jo Jenner, Rave Reviews Book Club member and this week’s Spotlight Author. On her blog, Jo shares her journey to become a self-published author. In this post, Jo talks about the least glamorous aspect of writing… Marketing Those of you who read my blog, “Thoughts of a Tattooed Accountant,” […]

The Ellipsis & Text Flow

Simulated Screenshot of Kindle

You know the ellipsis, the three consecutive dots used to indicate omitted words from a quote. Ellipses are also used in fiction to indicate a pause in either the narrative or dialog. How to use the ellipsis varies depending on which authority you reference. For a quick run down of the different authorities’ recommendations, check […]

Editing Your Own Books

Where's The Edit?

Generally speaking, it isn’t recommended that you, as a writer, edit your own work. There’s a very good reason for this. You know the story so well, your brain will automatically “see” what it’s expecting to see. But you can make life easier for your editor if you know and apply generally accepted rules for […]

Review: Elf Killers

Elf Killers Book Cover

Elf Killers by Carol Marrs Phipps & Tom Phipps Genre: Fantasy Reviewed by Anita Cross I’m a big fan of Fantasy and was really looking forward to reading Elf Killers. It pains me to say I didn’t enjoy this book. The trolls were a big part of the reason. While there is a glossary in […]

Kindle eBook Updates & You

Stack of Books Strapped Together

Did you know you’re book won’t update to your customers unless you inform Amazon you’ve made an update? If you’re like me, you reread your book after it’s published. Sense of pride or glutton for punishment, either way, you want to make sure it looks and reads the way you wanted it to… And then […]

Review: The Reunion

Book Cover for The Reunion

The Reunion (Beneath the Trap Door) by A.A. Pencil Rave Reviews Book Club Featured Selection for May 2014 Genre: Psychological Suspense Reviewed by Anita Cross This is the first book by a new author. It could benefit from a line-by-line proofread, and that might put some readers off. But… for the reader willing to persevere, […]

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