Hello! Welcome to the Literary Lodge. Those of you who joined us in the fall for our “Five Fall Favorites” probably already know your way around the Lodge. If you’ve never been here before, feel free to wander the grounds, the rooms and stop by the kitchen for some lemonade, coffee, or fresh donuts.
But come on in and lets get started on our writers’ party!
Since the last party was so much fun, we thought we needed to host a party just for all you writers. So get ready for a whirlwind of fun. It’s only going to be a short 3-day party, but it’ll be filled with information. I hope you enjoy it. We have a list of published authors who are all going be sharing their favorite things for writers so be sure you stop by each conference room and see what’s going on.
And now I’d like to introduce you to each of our authors. (To visit each blog, click on their graphic. But don’t do that yet, wait till the end of this post.)
Erika Mathews, author of:
Today we are going to focus on books about writing. There are so many different books by different authors all about when to write, how to write, what to write, how to plan, plot, and publish, how to edit, promote, and sell your books, how to . . . and the list goes on. It can get overwhelming! I mean, how do you decide which book to read first? Well, we are here to help you. On each blog, I mean Conference Room, the authors will be sharing their 3 favorite books. Only three so you don’t get overwhelmed.
Are you ready?
Then let’s get started.
Here are my 3 Writing Books that I recommend to any and all writers.
When I first saw this book, I was pretty sure I needed it. And after I got it, I knew I needed it. It takes you through Physical signals, Internal sensations, Mental responses, Cues of acute or long-term, Cues of suppressed–whatever emotion you are looking at. If you are having trouble making your characters actually seem real, this is the book for you! I recommend it to seasoned and new writers.
Written by a Christian, this book is invaluable when it comes to stuff like grammar, punctuation, abbreviation, and all those other things you need to know when proofreading a book, be it your own work or someone else’s. It not only tells you but it points back to the rule book. And did you know that each publishing house has a different set of rules? And that magazines don’t follow the same rules in some things as books? So, just because you think you know punctuation, you might want to check again.
It’s been a while since I’ve read this book, but since I’m getting ready to launch a new book, I need to reread it. If you are thinking about publishing a book soon, or want to just get a feel about what you need to do to have a successful launch, you should read this book. It won’t take you very long, but it’s highly recommended.
Before you rush off to discover what all the other authors are recommending, before you start the Quote Game we have for you (instructions below), and before you enter the giveaway, we, Kate and I, would like to give you something for coming. This is a FREE download with 10 Story Starters, 30 Story Prompts and 20 Style Practices. All you have to do is click on the image to download you very own copy.
Thank you for coming to our 3-2-1 Write! party!
Now let’s have some fun!
I don’t know about you, but I find games at parties to be rather fun. You don’t have to participate if you don’t want to, but if you do, you get five extra entries to our giveaway. Everyone ready?
(Whatever name you want to call it.)
Rules: Follow the blog trail by clicking on the blog button below and then on the button featured on the next blog and so on. Each blog will have a few bold, colorful words. (They probably will stick out If they won’t and not fit in with the post. See what I mean?) Collect all these words from each blog. (And yes, those are your first words.) Together they will form a quote about writing. Once you have completed the quote, type it into the giveaway space and get your extra entries. There will be a new quote each day. Have fun!
What’s a party without a giveaway? We have an exciting Grand Prize for you writers out there, so be sure you enter. And, if we get 30 different people entered in the giveaway, we will add a 2nd place prize!
You must actually complete the entries you mark as completed. Any winning entry will be verified and any entries that weren’t actually completed will be disqualified.
- Paper copy of The Emotion Thesaurus
- $5.00 Amazon Gift Card
- Free Cover Design by Victoria Lynn
- $30 Blog Tour Orchestration by Faith Blum
- Free Edit of up to 5000 words by Erika Mathews