I just designed a new Facebook Author’s page for my Facebook followers. It will be similar to this page. Posts will be about sci-fi reviews, books, writing and promotional tips, and more. Head on over and let me know what you think.
Part of branding is also having a YouTube page, nowadays. You could post video blogs to share with other groups that promotes your books. You could even do reviews of movies and books. There’s a wide range of things you can do with it.
Here’s the vid. Enjoy.
As we are writing our stories we often find ourselves typing “he said, she said, they said this or they said that.” Too many saids on a page will sound unprofessional. Also, you need to add some color, emotions, to what the character is saying.
In a lot of cases you can describe what the person is doing as they are talking without using he said. For instance…
Jack reached for the rifle. “You’re not going to make me use this, are you?”
But, if you prefer to use the colorful alternatives, here’s a list for you to look over.
Something for my fellow authors. Ever need to describe a voice in your writings and just can’t think of anything. Well, here are some examples that might help you on your way. Enjoy.
Jack Slater watched the image of the missile as it sped over the US. If only the warning had been more detailed. Anti-ballistic missiles and coastal laser defense had failed to shoot it down. It was just too fast. He examined the controls and hoped his plan worked. “Please,” he prayed. Only seconds before detonation, the image made his gut clench. He closed his eyes and slid his fingers up the panel.
What happened next is available on Amazon in the book “USA: Eliminated” by William D. Nash. Read how Jack discovers an actual abandoned flying saucer which causes World War III.
My wife got me to sign up with Pinterest after seeing the image below. I know in the past I just couldn’t come up with an alternative to very (something) but this will help a lot. I’ve printed it out and posted it on my desk shelf to check when I get hung up again. Thought you might be interested.
Flying back from Europe in Eagle Recon 1, Jack Slater and friends decided to detour around a naval exercise in the Atlantic Ocean. The new course leads him over the Sargasso Sea–bad decision. He forgot that is the home of the infamous Bermuda Triangle.
Conflict: Earth! is available at…
Well, I was set up and ready for the first day at ALL-CON Thursday. I was looking forward to meeting with other sci-fi fans. Then Friday morning I found a note on my table stating by order of the City of Dallas all events with over 500 attendees will close by 11 a.m. March 13, 2020. Oh well, there’s next year.
Well, gang, this Wednesday I’m heading to Crown Plaza in Addison, TX, to get ready for ALL-CON. It starts on free admission Thursday at 3:00. You can check out the info at https://all-con.org/ and, if you attend, come over and say “Hi”. I’m at the booth B-12, the vitamin booth. My publisher name is Ink Slinger Enterprises.
Hope to see ya there.