Please welcome my final guest for the Awe-Struck author blog tour, Sharon Poppen!
Hi Skyla, Thank you for inviting me to be a guest on your site this week. It’s always fun to find new avenues in attempting to reach new potential readers. Thank heaven for readers! I meet so many folks who say that they don’t have time to read or they only read non-fiction. Then, I often find that these same folks are glued to their TVs each evening to watch some TV drama or reality show. I think sometimes we’ve lost our ability to ‘picture’ things that we read or hear about. I remember, as a child, listening to the radio with my grandparents and picturing the Lone Ranger saving the day alongside his Indian sidekick Tonto. They shot silver bullets as they rode across the plains on their white and pinto horses, ‘Silver’ and ‘Scout’. Or, laughing when someone opened Fibber McGees’ closet and hearing the array of clattering items falling out of that overly stuffed closet. I guess I can thank those old radio days for stimulating and bring to life my creative imagination.
Now, on to some questions from the Awe-Struck authors, who have been along on this interesting wild blog tour. It has sure been fun reading the views of those authors and getting some excellent excerpts to draw us to their books.Read more
The Changing face of the Erotic — fiction and fact
When I sold my first novel in 2006, it was deemed erotic women's fiction. In spite of the standard heterosexual pairing and lack of toys, games or envelope pushing, it premiered on the top ten at the very respected and establish e-press where it was published.Read more
My apologies to Sue--this should've gone up Sunday but as my week long vacation was winding down, I discovered my mouse wasn't working. Better late than never, right? Here's Sue!
Hi Skyla and thanks for inviting me today.
Since I victimize all guests on my blog with awful questions, I thought I’d answer those very same questions here.
Usually I ask unsuspecting authors to write five things about themselves that isn’t
obvious from their social media presence. So here goes:Read more
I asked author Jennifer Cloud a few questions about writing--read on for her answers!
Thank you for hosting me on your blog today.
When is your favourite time of the day to write?
I write whenever I have the chance but I seem to be the most productive when I start first thing in the morning. There are fewer distractions when the rest of the family is snuggled in their beds.
How about your least favourite?
Writing at night is harder. I'm frequently interrupted and that's when I can get on a computer. Between taking care of everyone else, it's too hard to fit in any writing time. I've also noticed my work tends to be choppy when I'm forced to frequently stop.
I have found that editing at night is easier. When I edit I get drawn back into the story. I tend to read the line as it should read instead of how it appears on the screen. At night there isn't the same chance for steady work so I'm no as pulled into my fiction.
Do you find you are more creative during certain seasons?
I don't get as much accomplished during the summer. School is out and there are more demands on my time. As for an inspiring season, I would have to say autumn. There seems to be a little extra magic in the air around that time of year. Thoughts flow. It seems to be a favorite time for my muse.
Thank you for having me
Jennifer Cloud was born in Asheville, North Carolina. There she met her husband who encouraged her to write after finding a partial manuscript. She now resides in Missouri with her husband and two daughters.
She is the author of many novels in both print and electronic versions. She's also had two dozen short stories published and many novellas. You can find out more about her at www.JenniferCloud.com.
HER EYES by Jennifer Cloud and Regan Taylor coming soon from Awe-Struck.
Other titles available by Jennifer Cloud
Continuing the Awe-Struck author blog tour (every Sunday), this week I have Jana Richards here to talk about what is "voice" in writing and how to find yours.
A Writer’s Voice
Editors and agents often say they are interested in a writer’s voice, and that they’ll know an interesting and distinctive voice when they read it. Having a unique voice can lift your work out of the slush pile and into the rarified stratosphere of bestseller-dom. Unfortunately, most editors and agents have a hard time telling you exactly what voice is.
So, what is voice, and more specially, how do I find it?Read more