Six Questions

Indie Author Chris Blewitt invites me over to this blog today for interview with just six questions. You can read them HERE.

Chris is the author of bestselling sports novel about Augusta National Golf Course, Deep Rough, among other books, including the Foxworth Academy series. Read more about his works at his Amazon author page HERE.

His website: http://www.chrisblewitt.com/

Follow his tweets at @cblewitt.

The Daily Tip: Find Your Type

tipsCATEGORY: Design Tools

DESCRIPTION: DaFont.com

Are you designing a book cover and you need a font that matches the mood of the story perfectly? Visit this great website for hundreds of free font designs to download in categories such as basic serif & sans-serif, fancy, calligraphic, gothic, holiday and foreign look. NOTE: A few fonts have restrictions that would prevent them from being used for commercial purposes, so be sure to read the fine print before you download.

URLs: http://www.dafont.com/

Petition: Why indies love Amazon

dave3There’s a lot of misinformation about Amazon and its conflict with Hachette Publishing right now. Please take the time to read this petition shared by author David Gaughran to learn the truth and why indie writers like myself are grateful to Amazon:
http://www.change.org/petitions/authors-to-thank-our-readers-2

Interview: Infinite House of Books

wrapkindle300x480I did a fun interview with Infinite House of Books today. You can read it here.

Be sure to browse through this wonderful web site run by author Shannon Muir for more author interviews and book blog tours.

 

The Daily Tip: Six words says it all

tipsCATEGORY: Writer’s prompts

DESCRIPTION: Six-Word Memoirs

Oh how I love Six-Word Memoirs.

SMITH Magazine has a standing invitation to everyone around the world: tweet a personal memoir to their Six Words Twitter page. Condensing your life into just six words? It’s more difficult than you think. They also run specially themed memoir contests from time to time. The past two years they have also sponsored a six-word fest, inviting the public to interact with celebrities.

The word for Six Words: FUN!

URLs: http://www.sixwordmemoirs.com/

https://twitter.com/sixwords

The Daily Tip: Grab a Mug

tipsCATEGORY: Writer’s prompts

DESCRIPTION: Mug Shots from the 1920s

Playing with prompts daily or weekly is a great way to warm up the brain before writing. Take a long look at one of these memorable mug shots and surely you’ll be inspired to write a story.

URL: http://imgur.com/a/J07EZ#b2rzPT4

Smashwords Summer Sale

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As a way to say “thanks” to all of my loyal readers, I’m participating in the Smashwords July Summer/Winter sale. Use the coupon code SSW75 at checkout to take 75% off the price of any of my ebooks. BIG SAVINGS through July 31, 2014! Start shopping HERE!

The Daily Tip: Hip language

tipsCATEGORY: Writer’s tools

DESCRIPTION: The Urban Dictionary

Slang fascinates me. This searchable site (that includes a handy thesaurus) is a valuable reference when you care to use the very best noun/verb/adjective for a modern scene.

URL: www.urbandictionary.com/

SHARE: Good opinion piece on creativity

digrevEnjoyed reading Strokes of Genius: Here’s How the Most Creative People Get their Ideas by Eric Barker for TIME magazine. This struck a chord with me. Don’t even know how many notebooks I have tucked around the house with snippets of ideas….

BOOK TOUR: Trial of Marriage Series

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rlynnarchieWelcome R. Lynn Archie! Her Book Tour for the Trial of Marriage Series stops by here on Day Three. We asked her to participate in a Q&A about her books and writing.

Book Cover TOM2What is the name and genre of your latest work?
I published the second book of the Trial of Marriage Series on June 6th; it’s titled Trial of Marriage 2: Sacrifices. In addition, I edited the first book and republished a second edition. The reasoning behind that was there were things that needed to be changed to correspond with book 2. The series is an interracial romance novel that contain adult content and is intended for readers 18 and over.

Tell us about the story.
Secrets have always been a big thing with Angelique Moretti, but unfortunately she hasn’t fared any better than her husband Trey. Then a dream job crosses her path that she can’t refuse; however, accepting it brings on more than she bargains for that will create problems down the road. Neither she nor her husband realize there’s a giant bomb ticking that’s about to explode and how it’s handled will determine how much it effects their family. It’s sad to say, but neither of them has learned from past mistakes. They say love can conquer all, but there’s a lot on the table this time.

What character do you identify with the most in the story?
I don’t think I’m anything like any of my characters; however, if I had to identify with one I would have to say Aunt Angel because she has a good sense of humor and that sounds more like me.

Which character was the most difficult to write and why?
That would have to be Chad. He’s new to the storyline and his character plays a major role. I tried to write his character the way I pictured him and I went through a lot of re-writing in getting his character right.

What is your typical writing day like?
I wish I had a set writing time but I don’t, it’s basically whenever I can find some quiet time to sit down and write and that’s usually on the weekend.

Which authors have inspired you?
There’s so many but one that stands out the most to me is Margaret Mitchell. Her book Gone with the Wind is my absolute favorite and one that I can repeatedly read again and again and never tire of it.

What inspires you to write?
Writing is like a spa day to me. It’s so relaxing and it helps in releasing all the stress of everyday living. I love sitting in a nice quiet room and letting my thoughts come flowing out onto paper. I cannot even see myself not writing anymore, although there are times that the thought crosses my mind, but I don’t think I could ever go through with it, I enjoy it too much.

What three characteristics should every good writer possess?
I would have to say a passion to write, confidence in yourself, and the drive to follow through and not give up.

Where can readers purchase your books?
My books are available on Amazon, Trial of Marriagehttp://mytinyurl.com/94310g45mx and Trial of Marriage 2: Sacrificeshttp://mytinyurl.com/c5xm5881qw

Please list links to your website/blog and other social media.
R. Lynn’s Website

R. Lynn’s Blog

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Thanks for stopping by, R. Lynn
and good luck with the rest of your tour!