Don’t judge a book by the cover. Wishful thinking, but nearly impossible. Covers are particularly important for new authors, those working their way onto the “Must have” list of readers. What will capture the eye of the beholder? What transmits the story in a snapshot?Read more
Tracee: Connie, the next in the Kate Hamilton Mystery series releases tomorrow (yes, folks, there’s still time to pre-order!) and all of your fellow Miss Demeanors are excited for the week ahead.Read more
TRACEE: As writers you tick the creativity box, but do you have a ‘just for fun’ creative side? I think that most creative people ‘live creatively’ – meaning it’s not a thing or an activity but a way of thinking or of being. What are your thoughts?Read more
Creativity: the use of the imagination or original ideas, especially in the production of an artistic workRead more
Do you build a story to its completion? Or do you throw words on the page then chip away to reveal the story? Either way you are in good artistic company.Read more
Picasso drawing with light.Read more
We’ve talked about fear on Miss Demeanors and promised to delve more deeply into a topic familiar to most writers and all human beings. Indeed, there are countless bestselling books written about fear. Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway by Susan Jeffers, Daring Greatly by Brene Brown, and Fear by Thich Nhat Hanh are examples.
Writers seem to be particularly susceptible to fear. Fear of failure, fear the words will stop flowing, fear of bad reviews, fear of no reviews. Even fear of success. There are unlimited kinds of fear it seems.