I used to post a bunch of stuff on Mondays, but then there was this book thing that happened, and then some friends who published books, and then my vacation and Halloween . . . well, I didn’t have miscellany anymore. I had major themed posts. Today I’m back to a lot different stuff. I love that word, STUFF; it mean absolutely everything and nothing at all.
Stuff about Winning Books
Last week I featured Lynn Kelly’s new book, Curse of the Double Digits and she had a great giveaway. Well, the winners are:
Stuff about Alligators Overhead
Stuff about Writing
I know VOICE is always one of the major topics when it comes to writing, but I think we need to give more attention to TONE. It’s how we define our characters, give them shape and bring them to life. Is your character sarcastic? His dialog, the way he reacts or thinks has to reflect that. If you break the tone of a piece it has the same effect as not carrying through with your voice. The problem with talking about TONE is that its not easy to pin it down and that’s because not all of us perceive TONE (sarcasm for example) the same way. Still it’s a factor in creating a story and I’d like more discussion about it. Do you have some good examples of TONE? How about examples of what happens when an author isn’t consistent with it?
Stuff about Promoting your Books
Stuff about Thursday Posts