By Carol Harblin for PublishingPush Action, intrigue, drama, raw emotion, and of course, love, are all what consumers – and editors – search for these days in manuscripts. It’s a jungle out there. So many books, and such little time… In fact the average consumer can be more critical than editors and agents. As I… Continue reading »
So you’ve written your manuscript – what’s next? You have the first draft, you’ve had people read it, you have the second draft finished, and now you think you’re ready to push ahead into the publishing world…so what do you do now? How do you transform it from manuscript to book and to make it… Continue reading »
By Carol Harblin Revising is a writer’s hindsight. There is more to writing than just tapping out words to make a story. Writing also involves revising. The writing process is approximately 90% revising. The first draft is about releasing our words; each draft that follows is about creating a better version of it. Don’t ever… Continue reading »
Why do we hesitate? We have the words inside us, but when we see that blank page staring at us it makes us freeze in a panic. Start anywhere. Observe where you are – listen and watch what is around you.
In this historical novel, a Dutch family struggles to endure the chaos of war after Holland is invaded by the Nazis. It is May 1940 in Holland. As the Baumann family realizes that Hitler’s war has suddenly become their war, sirens begin blaring as a squadron of airplanes flies over Oosterbeek. Antje, Gerrit, and Cornelis… Continue reading »
When we hear the words “healthy writer” it seems a bit of a misnomer. We have always stereotyped writers as heavy drinkers or as recluse. This is not the case, by any means, just as stereotypes are always a misjudgment and are grossly inaccurate. Writers are the messenger and voice of their world around them…. Continue reading »
By Carol Harblin Every story has a climax and every writer has a purpose. When writing our stories we cannot lose our purpose. WRITING EXERCISE: Before doing anything else, take out a piece of paper or start a new Word Document and begin writing your own mission statement. It doesn’t have to be that long…. Continue reading »
Enchanting stories where real life meets make believe through the eyes of a little girl Contact us here to request a review copy of one of the books Isabella is a little girl who adores soft toys and books. She loves making up magical stories where her soft toys come to life and have exciting… Continue reading »
Countdown to Writing By Carol Harblin Just like New Year’s resolutions we all have a game plan to get started. Many writers devise outlines and guidelines that will ignite their process, but outlines aren’t always successful. It’s all good in theory, but it doesn’t actually get the flow going. In December, people talk about going… Continue reading »
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