Authors, Books, Interview, Writing, Writing Tips

MARSocial Special Interview: Question & Answers #5

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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 #5 is “There was recently a message on ‘Books and Writers’ saying ‘please stop giving your books away’. What do you feel about this?” from Kathy.

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

1) Coleman Weeks

That is the beauty of self-publishing and being an indie, we can do as we like with our work, to each his own.
 

2) Viv Drewa

If it’s for a contest I think that’s OK. I did give my new releases away at first but decided not to anymore.

3) K. J. Rollinson

I am in agreement in giving your books away free. I do not publish to make money (although it would be great if I did). For me to be published is for…

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MARSocial Special Interview: Question & Answers #4

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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 #4 is “When did you decide to become a writer?” from Viv Drewa.

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

1) Coleman Weeks

I have wrote since Grammar School, maybe I should have been listening more?
 

2) Viv Drewa

In 1963 after reading JR Greene’s “The Whistling Sword”. I had read all the Hardy Boy and Nancy Drew mysteries and wanted to try something new. Greene’s novel took me on an adventure in the Middle East following a young boy who met a group traveling led by Ghengus Khan. It was thrilling and I was interested in writing from that point on.

3) K. J. Rollinson

I have written stories as long as I can remember, but it was not until I…

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MARSocial Special Interview: Question & Answers #3

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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 #3 is “What’s your favorite color and favorite dessert?” from Annie Edmonds. 

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

1) Coleman Weeks

Red and all things chocolate
 

2) Viv Drewa

My favorite color is emerald green, I love fruit.

3) K. J. Rollinson

Colour (English spelling) is blue. Favourite dessert (ditto) anything with chocolate.

4) Sam Reese

Favorite color is black, favorite dessert is probably apple pie, though I love me some dessert.

5) Neil McGowan

Favourite colour is a deep emerald green; I a savoury guy when it comes to desserts, so probably cheese and biscuits, preferably a good blue cheese!

6) Marion Lovato

My favorite color is lilac.  My favorite dessert is cherry cobbler.

7) Jaro Berce

I’m not…

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MARSocial Special Interview: Question & Answers #2

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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 #2 is from author Theresa Moretimer and her question is “What made you choose the genre you write?”

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

1) Coleman Weeks

I write about whatever is rattling around in my head, it is therapeutic

2) Viv Drewa

I love anything scary. Especially having to do with ghosts. So after reading all genre’s I chose paranormal.

3) K. J. Rollinson

I do not have a particular genre. I write fantasy, murder. My present book, which is approximately half finished, ‘Where Lies My Heart’ will be an adventure/love story.

4) Sam Reese

It’s really two things. I love horror as a genre, and when I try writing anything, somehow horror becomes at least an element of the story…

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Radio Spot Thursday

Hi, readers!  Drop by The Cooks & Books Show on Thursday, September 4th (yes, that's tomorrow!) at 5:00PM and you'll catch me on the radio!  I am so excited to be interviewed by talented author Adra Young on Urban Nation Radio.  Here is the Google+ event with all of the details.  You can also visit… Continue reading Radio Spot Thursday

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MARSocial Special Interview: Author #8 Marie Lavender

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Bestselling author of UPON YOUR RETURN and 18 other books. Finalist and Runner-up in the MARSocial’s Author of the Year Competition. Honorable mention in the January 2014 Reader’s Choice Award. Liebster Blogger Award for 2013 and 2014. Top 50 Authors on AuthorsDB.com. Winner of the Great One Liners Contest on the Directory of Published Authors.

Marie Lavender lives in the Midwest with her family and three cats. She has been writing for over twenty years. She has more works in progress than she can count on two hands.

At the tender age of nine, she began writing stories. She majored in Creative Writing in college because that was all she ever wanted – to be a writer. While there, she published two works in a university publication, and was a copy editor on the staff of an online student journal. After graduating from college, she sought out her dream to…

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Guest Post: Why Research Is Important and How to Do It (Marie Lavender)

Check out my article on how to do research with your writing today on Belinda Y. Hughes’ blog!

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When my friend Belinda suggested the topic of how to do your homework when writing historical romances, I thought I’d take it a step further since I have done all kinds of research in my writing career.  Research is a dual-edged sword.  It can be a total blast if you’re into learning about new things.  On the other hand, it can be a real pain when it’s difficult to find the right information.  No matter what stage of writing you’re at, you will, at some point, need to look something up.

First of all, let me get the big question out of the way, the one I was arrogant enough to ask myself so many years ago.  This coming from someone who wasn’t a fan of history class, but loved reading historical romance.  Cue the irony.

“Why is research so important?”

Indeed!  Why should we go to…

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A Blog Hop…jump on and join me!

Fellow author Linda Lee Williams invited me on a Blog Hop. She answered the following questions and then “tagged” me, and three other authors to do the same.  Here is her original post.   After my post, I will tag three authors as well. What a great idea! Thank you, Linda!  Here are the answers… Continue reading A Blog Hop…jump on and join me!