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February Romance/Erotica Author Interview Answer #10 “What do you hope your fans would say about your work?”

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Writers are not lazy

Fellow writers, a perfect article to show your families, or anyone who is not supportive of your job or your dreams! Source: Writers are not lazy

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What Kind of Author Will You Be?

Have you ever met one of your favorite romance authors in person? Yes? How did it go? And if you haven’t yet, how would you handle it? In our dreams, we want them to be well…magnanimous towards us, right? And as authors, we love to hear from our readers. But, what if the dream wasn’t the reality? Here’s some food for thought for authors and readers alike…

KateMarie Collins

Today, I want to talk about discovering what kind of author you want to be. 

I’m not talking what genre, what constitutes success, or advocating traditional publishing vs. self. I’m talking about the public image you want. How you see yourself in the role of author.

From the minute we write our first query letter, we start developing our professional image. That email is going to set the tone for your career. Yes, we’re authors and not movie stars. But don’t think for a second how we interact with others in the industry has no effect on your career.

In just a minute, I want you to close your eyes. When you do, I want you to visualize yourself at a con dedicated to the worlds you’ve created. One where you’re the guest of honor. Readers have spent hundreds, maybe thousands, of dollars just to come see you in panels…

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Versatile Blogger Award: Thanks and Nominations!

Many thanks to Carol Balawyder for nominating ILRB for this award! 🙂 About Carol Carol Balawyder was born in Sherbrooke, Quebec and now lives in Montreal. She taught ESL and criminology for many years. Now, retired, she concentrates her time on writing crime novels, memoirs (see Mourning Has Broken under C.A. Balawyder)and women's fiction. She… Continue reading Versatile Blogger Award: Thanks and Nominations!

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MARSocial Special Interview: Question & Answers #11

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Hello everyone! So, finally we received all answers from our participants from MARSocial author network. Are you excited to read the answers yet? This is our last post for this interview series! Question #11 is “What is your writing process like?  Is it spontaneous or do you do a lot of planning in advance before you begin writing? ” by Marie Lavender.

Let’s check out the answers from all 11 author participants !

1) Coleman Weeks

My process is spontaneous, I will forget something if I wait for the scheduled time to write.

2) Viv Drewa

I do a lot of research for my novels, even interviewed some people (an archaeologist and a medical examiner). Then plan the story and characters. Sometimes I get spontaneous from there on and add or remove characters or change the direction of the story.

3) K. J. Rollinson

I am at the computer every…

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MARSocial Special Interview: Question & Answers #10

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Hello everyone! So, finally we received all answers from our participants from MARSocial author network. Are you excited to read the answers yet? Question #10 is “When you hit a wall, how do you break through?” by LaRae Parry.

Let’s check out the answers from all 11 author participants !

1) Coleman Weeks

My process is spontaneous, I will forget something if I wait for the scheduled time to write.

2) Viv Drewa

Save what I’ve written and, if the weather’s nice, take a walk. Or read. I do have a friend I use as a sounding board sometimes.

3) K. J. Rollinson

Sorry, LaRae I’m the wrong person to answer. I can honestly say I never get writer’s block. I swim every day and usually I am writing the next chapter in my mind as I swim. Great physical and mental exercise.

4) Sam Reese

Just keep writing. I find…

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MARSocial Special Interview: Question & Answers #9

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Hello everyone! So, finally we received all answers from our participants from MARSocial author network. Are you excited to read the answers yet? Question #9 is “Who could/would help a writer to sell books?” by Jaro Berce.

Let’s check out the answers from all 11 author participants !

1) Coleman Weeks

Readers and other authors, for some the biggest challenge is themselves

2) Viv Drewa

Social media if you’re an Indie. Otherwise agents or publishers.

3) K. J. Rollinson

See the answers to question one. Of course, you can pay for advertising, and you can also pay reviewers and others, e.g. Twitter accounts to advertise your books for you.

4) Sam Reese

I’m not sure I understand this question exactly, but I think family, friends, and a publisher if you have one would do all of this. As for who could, I’d say anyone could. Like all things, selling…

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MARSocial Special Interview: Question & Answers #8

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Hello everyone! So, finally we received all answers from our participants from MARSocial author network. Are you excited to read the answers yet? Question #8 is “What are your reasons for writing?” by Marion Lovato.

Let’s check out the answers from all 11 author participants !

1) Coleman Weeks

To gain my sanity.

2) Viv Drewa

I love putting story to print. After reading all my life I thought it was time.

3) K. J. Rollinson

Inspiration, imagination, love of words. You have to is my answer. You have to express yourself, if you are a writer, artist, composer. It is in your soul.

4) Sam Reese

Simply because I can’t not write. Something inside compels me to do so, and when I stop doing so I tend to become a terrible person to be around.

5) Neil McGowan

I couldn’t imagine not writing. It’s something that is a part of…

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MARSocial Special Interview: Question & Answers #7

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Hello everyone! So, finally we received all answers from our participants from MARSocial author network. Are you excited to read the answers yet? Question #7 is “What do you consider most important in  a novel – literary value or story? by Neil McGowan.

Let’s check out the answers from all 11 author participants !

1) Coleman Weeks

The story

2) Viv Drewa

If you don’t have a good story your work won’t have literary value.

3) K. J. Rollinson

This is a difficult question to answer. Obviously, the story and the characters must be intriguing to hold the reader’s interest, BUT nothing annoys me more when an author makes obvious grammatical errors. I can accept the occasional ‘typo,’ this happens in any book, but I do think ‘Indie authors’, in particular, should ensure their spelling and use of English (or whatever language they write in) should be of a high standard.

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MARSocial Special Interview: Question & Answers #6

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Hello everyone! So, finally we received all answers from our participants from MARSocial author network. Are you excited to read the answers yet? Question #6 is “If you could be transported into one of your stories as a character, would you or would you stay as far away from it as possible?” from Sam Reese. 

Let’s check out the answers from all 11 author participants !

1) Coleman Weeks

Depending on the character I would jump at the chance for some roles.
 

2) Viv Drewa

The killer in my new novel. Sorry, still in progress can’t divulge anything else.

3) K. J. Rollinson

No, I love all of my characters. Obviously, I would pick to be one of the ‘goodies’. I quite fancy being Black Bert, the captain of a group of pirates in the last of my ‘Fallyn trilogy’, ‘Fallyn and the Sea Dragons’. I intended him to be…

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