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Writers Workshop Virtual Blog Tour
May 6th through May 20th
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Susan Roddey (Author)
All Day Event
Readers After Dark
Rachel Hargrave (Author)
Library girl Readers and Reviews
Jennings Wright (Author)
Breath of Life
Italian Brats Obsession
Travis Simmons (Author)
Author Interview/ Promo
May 10th Paranormal Tendencies Guest Post/Promo
Alexx Mom Cat’s
May 12th Lisa Bilbrey (Author) Promo
Living Learning Loving Life
All Day Event
Butterfuly Ometer Books
May 15th All Things Romance Review
A Little Shelf of Heaven
WTF Are You Reading?
Jennifer Malone Wright
“Nothing fills a page faster than dialogue,” the writer said.
There it is, the blank page or screen, the intimidating and recurring challenge every writer must face. The temptation is to fill that page as quickly as possible, to advance the narrative however you can. Often the easiest way to do that, even for writers who are not masters of dialogue, is to get the characters talking. A few A few writers are even bold enough to begin novels or stories with a line of dialogue, something I don’t recommend unless you possess the skills of the early Robert A Heinlein, who began his story “Blowups Happen” with the suspenseful line: “Put down that wrench!” Orson Scott Card also opened his popular novel Ender’s Game with a piece of dialogue that immediately rouses the reader’s curiosity: “‘I’ve watched through his eyes, I’ve listened through his ears, and I tell you he’s the one.” Writing good and convincing dialogue is usually enough of a challenge without relying on it to hook a reader right at the beginning of one’s story. Writing dialogue, whatever the difficulties, is generally easier than, for example, crafting descriptive passages, offering insights into a character’s
psychology, creating vigorous and absorbing action scenes, or presenting necessary exposition in a graceful way.
Writers who harbor dreams of scriptwriting may be especially prone to fill pages with dialogue, but others also succumb, partly because dialogue is a shortcut and a very useful one. Sometimes a few well-chosen words of conversation can accomplish as much in a story as pages of description and exposition. There are also a fair number of readers who are more absorbed by stretches of repartee than by beautifully and poetically rendered descriptions. (Writers meet these people all the time; they’re the ones who tell you they skip all the dull parts, often meaning those carefully wrought passages that cost you so much effort.) Better just to cut to the chase, or in this case, drop in on the conversation.
The strength of dialogue—namely that it can be a useful shortcut—is also its weakness. Writers who rely too much on dialogue risk leaving too much out. The writer may hear the characters clearly and easily envision the scene, but that doesn’t mean that the reader will. (In a review of a novel some years back, Joanna Russ wrote that passages in that book seemed to be largely about names drinking cups of coffee, noticing the designs of ashtrays, or riffing on the furnishings in a room, the characters were so indistinguishable.) The beginning writer is likely to produce dialogue in which the reader will find it hard to tell one character from another. The useful shortcut can produce a story that is sketchy, in which too much has been left out
I wanted to be honest with you... It has been a struggle for me to finish writing the last installment in this series; Pulse Genesis. This is not due to any mysterious circumstances,but more likely due to the fact that this novel proved to be the most difficult to write. As you know The Pulse Myths series is a very complex piece of work. It's not a simple story of romance, nor just adventure, or even a straight coming of age story. It's all those things and more. When it came to writing the last novel I had to tie all loose ends and I also had to round up the deeper spiritual lesson that I instilled within the pages-this is something that should be easy for you to grasp after reading Pulse Genesis.
I believe that the other issue contributing to this difficulty, is that this story has proved to be very emotionally exhausting. All three books are fueled by real emotions that I feel through the characters, but Pulse Genesis takes it to a whole another level for me, and I know that it will for you too.
Lastly, yes I really mean it when I say that this is it for the series. Saying goodbye to characters that have lived in my head and took on their own reality, was and still is very difficult for me. I have lived with Michelle, and Elliot ,and yes even Hadeno's voices in my head for over three years now. Every day, almost 24 hours a day, these fully developed characters have been writing their stories for me, and I just struggle to transfer it all on paper for you to read. I don't want you to despair, there will be more Pulse Historia novels on the way that will reveal more and more about our heroes and their lovely and lovable antics.
As I write this the front cover for Pulse Genesis is being worked on, and I hope you like what I have come up with. Keep reviewing my books when ever and wherever you can, as this is the one way where you, the reader, can help me.
Also keep your eyes out for pirate copies of my books on the net and let me know. There has been way too many copies stolen not only from myself but from a large community of authors. As an indie author I work over 15 hours a day with no pay-that's right, I do it because I love to do it. I can only hope to make a little money from book sales at the end of the process. But will they ever pay for the work hours ; I doubt it, but writers write, and we can only hope that you appreciate enough what we do to buy our end product. I will keep you updated very soon about pre-orders of signed copies of Pulse Genesis. In the meantime, it's back to work for me. TTYL and KEEP THE PULSE STRONG-
(This is A. Jacob Sweeny and I approve of this message)
It's not that you're not on my mind, it's actually YOU; that is all I can think about. As I plot and write and lie awake at night working out the scenes in my mind, making Pulse Genesis what I think it should be. A grand ending to an amazing breath-taking adventure of love and life like no other.
A story like this deserves and end that will shake the core of your soul. The myth of The Pulse is not a story written to be forgotten once you put the last installment down like so many others. No! It was written so you will think about what those characters had to tell you. They were each thought of with delicate and complex intention. The Pulse was written so you will look at the world differently after you understand its secrets. The more you go back and re-read it, the more you will discover the different layers of narrative I spun for you. Why you ask? I have a simple answer:
I write because I cannot not write
I write because it flows out of me the way that air flows out of my lungs
I write because I feel things that overwhelm me and I need to release
I write because it gives me peace and gives me purpose
I write because I want to show you the world through my eyes
I write because I want you to feel the world through my senses
I write because it makes me feel less alone to know that I reach you
I write because I want to entertain you
I write because I want to teach you
I write because I want to change you
I write because I love this world and this life
I write because I love you
I write because I want you to love this world as I do
***If you miss our heroes you can always read about their exploits in the series named Pulse Historia, where I plan to keep writing about chapters of their lives***
SO NO!!! the world didn't end! And The Pulse continues to grow and the story meanders and entwines the reader all the most. And SO MUCH MORE IS COMING in PULSE GENESIS!
Did you know that The Pulse Myths has been nominated at Paranormal Book Club's Best of 2012 for Best YA Paranormal series? Voting is still going on!!!
Oh and I've also been nominated there for Best Indie Author AND our one AND ONLY Elliot De Costa is leading as best fictional boyfriend? Because really at the end of the day have you met anyone as complex, intense, passionate, and sexy as him in any other book? I say you haven't!
This year has been many things to me. But mostly it has been about change. Closing some doors and opening others.
Change hasn't always come easy in these past few months, but it has come with a fury. I met so many wonderful new people from going on The Pulse (little tour) journey.
Arizona Dreamin' and FandomFest in Kentucky were a dream come true! Thank you for all those who opened their hearts for me and let me into your "circle of trust" ! And Jennifer Malone Wright -author of The Vampire Hunter's Daughter was so much fun to get in trouble with. I am planning to be present at the Las Vegas RNC in August!! it should be a blast of luxury we all need (I know I do) and I will post links very very soon.
*I will also post other events as they come. But for most updates and daily snippets you can always find Pulse of Heroes on Facebook
I wanted to thank my readers and fans and of course my friends and family for following along and keeping THE PULSE as strong as ever! We also welcomed the spinoff series The Pulse Historia this past year! This is just the beginning as there are many many more adventures that our immortals have been on and they will make you see them in a whole new light.
I am wishing you a wonderful new year full of happiness and peace, love and hope xoxoxox
*keep helping us indie authors by reviewing our books where and when ever you can.
Book II in the Pulse Historia series is about to hit the internet on August 1st!!!
and this time we head East!
The word busy doesn't begin to describe my last 3 weeks or so.
And what an amazing month so far. Over 5000 downloads of Pulse Of Heroes Part I and in terms of E-books sales...I have sold over 200% what I do regularly.
Keep those reviews coming because you never know when you might get picked to receive a coveted hoodie, or a new pink Hekademos tank... ;)
-I have gone and returned from Fandom Fest which was AMAZING!
-I have finished Pulse Historia II ...still wanting a great title as what I have had all this time has been the 'working title'. I am now editing the story and it will be hot and ready for consuming on the 1st of the month!
-Finishing the cover design NOW!
-I also designed and took orders for a new batch of Hekademos Tank Tops-still waiting for them folks so be patient :)
-I am about to leave the state for a month and work on a new secret project! I will let you in on it in a few months.
-Pulse Genesis is churning in my mind- I will pick up that project very very soon. It's just that with The Pulse Myths series I give you the BEST of what I got and I never want to be distracted by anything else. So I need time and emotional space. Not that my other projects are any less important, but they are much simpler.
Do you feel excitement in the air? I do.
Keep The Pulse Strong my bright and shiny PULSERS!
A special day indeed! And Although we need all elements to survive there is just something about a sunrise... So as promised I would try and blog more often....well how about them pink Hekademos raceback tank-tops! They are going fast so if you want one you better get your order in before July 8th! I'm ordering a couple for myself and one to be given out as a prize for a winning book review on Amazon so keep writing them and help indie authors get the attention and readership they deserve :)
And Fandomfest !!!!http://fandomfest.com/ is just 8 days away!!! I hope to see many of you there-and come check out the panels I'm on. Here is my schedule:June 30 10:00 AM- Exploring Genres: Paranormal ThrillersTime to delve into the mysterious and fascinating world of the paranormal thriller. The otherworldly weaves in with many other elements to produce these kinds of reads, which enjoy a widespread popularity. Come and join some authors that write in this area as they discuss this genre.4:00 PM public reading!!! at THE HOLLY ROOM!5:30 PM- The Best YA Characters (Morrow Room)A panel discussion about the best YA characters. Are there common characteristics? Who do our panelists see as consensus examples? This panel offers an exploration of Young Adult fiction through the kinds of characters that resonate within the genre.Sunday July 1st11:30 am -History in Fiction (Taylor Room) From alternate history, the medieval fantasy, to steampunk, historical elements are in abundance in the world of speculative fiction. In what ways is history employed effectively in a novel or short story? How much is too much? This panel will take a look at those questions and more.for more info. on literary track click below:http://fandomfestblog.com/programming/literary-trackI Finally watched the movie Young Adult, did I already tell you how much I love Charlize Theron? What an amazing beautiful actress! I was a little intimidated about watching this movie considering that the main character is around the same age as myself and is also a YA author. BUT OMG-nope! not even close. I write with my name showing, and my novels are here for a higher reason; those of you who have read my work, I know you know what I'm talking about. The character in the movie had some serious psychological/emotional problems and although I know that like all "emotionals," I too have my own issues, I am not even closely as deluded as that character was and am definitely not an alcoholic. I might be sad at times but I have reason to be here, and people I love, and there are people who love me. I have faith and a sense of self. I have pride in what I'm doing and the last thing I want to do is be obsessed with the past. Still a good movie-not a comedy-in fact a tragedy. I highly recommend the movie.
It's so very overdue, BUT when I'm on a 30 day blog tour, the last thing I want to do is sit down and write one more blog. The tour is over and it was by far a very good (although at times tiring) experience thanks to everyone involved, and especially a big thank you to Tempting Book Tours!
As many of you know I am not at home, so things are not as on schedule as they could be. The Romance Writer event "Arizona Dreamin " was a blast! It was so nice to actually meet so many of you, readers, book cover model, and authors alike. But man Phoenix was HOT! Over one hundred and ten degrees is just painful. However seeing a good friend from high school made everything so much better.
I am now in Las Vegas for a little bit. Staying with a good friend and visiting with the rest of my Vegas folks and looking forward to seeing Prometheus opening night! with my best friend! ( 'guy' specie)
In July I hope to be back at home settled and picking up where I left of with PULSE GENESIS. There is so much happening in that book that I just CAN'T wait to have you guys on the edge of your seats and think OMFG! ;) Until then spread the word and "please" review what you have read on Amazon/Goodreads/B&N
I know it's been a while, but my indentured servants quit on me and I just couldn't do the million things I wanted to do all at once. But, I am here and am planning to be featured on a month long Blog tour starting on May 1st! I will give more details, as the time gets nearer.
I now also have a twitter account and will try and sync my tech life havoc into a neat multipurpose information machine. (yeah good luck lol)
I am so very happy with all the reviews I've been getting, but keep them coming as you, my readers, are my only voice. More exciting book tour news coming soon. Don't forget to spread the word of THE PULSE!!!!
I know it's been a while, but I have been buried under a mountain of things to do- some of which I am sure you'd appreciate.
*Pulse Genesis is further along than I thought it would be at this time.
*I also have new short for Pulse Historia in the works.
For those of you who are not familiar with this new series- go check out the 1st short -A Sword For His Women- on Amazon (0nly $0.99) or Goodreads
Also news*** I lowered the prices of Pulse Of Heroes in E-books for a limited time. Trying to reach a wider audience. $2.99 in Kindle & $3.99 Nook. Not too bad for a novel that is over 500 pages-me think.
Tonight we also reached 1200 fans on out Facebook page-keep suggesting :)
Keep those good reviews coming-they really are the bread & butter of the indie author.
It's late so I'm signing off. Very excited for the future- I hope you are too!
Keep THE PULSE strong my friends- it won't let you down-promise.