The Authorship Adventure Series by Ella Medler- Promotional Tour

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The Authorship Adventure Series
Name of Author – Ella Medler
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The Author Platform: How to build yourself a castle that will stand the test of time
Description:
How To Build Yourself A Castle That Will Stand The Test Of Time
This first module of the Authorship Adventure Series for writers is intended to provide an overview of an author platform, an explanation of its use and operation, and the simple, practical steps to follow to get started on building your own platform right now or fix an incomplete, ineffectual one.

 

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How To Build A Novel: What works, what doesn’t, and how to fix the unfixable
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How To Build A Novel – the easy way
The second module of the Authorship Adventure Series for writers provides a simplified, clear way to construct a structurally sound novel, together with guidelines, suggestions, tips and a checklist to steer you away from rookie mistakes while helping you enhance the quality of your manuscript pre-edit.
310 Sane Thoughts For Harassed Writers: How to gain perspective and turn setbacks into triumphs
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How To Gain Perspective And Turn Setbacks Into Triumphs 10 Sane Thoughts For Harassed Writers
The third module of the Authorship Adventure Series delves into the psyche of writers and the way we relate to the demands of present-day society. Learn how to cope with your most hidden worries and fears, from the fear of failure to dealing with procrastination. Every chapter breaks down a problem before laying down tips and strategies for overcoming it.
4Proof And Edit 101: Easy basics guaranteed to save you time and money
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Easy Basics Guaranteed To Save You Time And Money Proof And Edit 101 – Smart tips and tricks to put you ahead of the rest
The fourth module of the Authorship Adventure Series for writers provides a simplified look at basic grammar and punctuation, to give you a clear understanding of the most important factors when line editing and proofing your work. Tips and tricks for remembering easy rules, and examples every step of the way, provide you with the foundation you need to power through the mire of uncertain grammar and polish your novel to a high standard.
Use in conjunction with How To Build A Novel – What works, what doesn’t, and how to fix the unfixable, to improve more aspects of your writing, whether you intend to work alone or simply want to make your editors love working with you.
Ella Medler is a U.K. author and editor who lives in a corner of Heaven, on the south-west coast of Ireland, overlooking the Atlantic. She writes fiction in many genres – some after her own tastes, and some to make her readers happy. Sometimes, those two happen to coincide. A fierce supporter of genuine talent, Ella Medler founded Paper Gold Publishing because she believes there are authors out there who deserve a chance to shine, authors who would otherwise fall between the cracks of a crumbling, forever-shifting industry.
As an editor, Ella Medler has the tendency to nit-pick on plot issues while ignoring the type of rule which doesn’t allow for a sentence to be finished in a preposition. If you want to win her over, make sure your books are action-packed, your characters real, and you bring chocolate.
The Authorship Adventure Series is a set of resources for writers, which is available free of charge to Paper Gold Publishing members (membership is free and unconditional).
All the books are also available on Amazon at the minimum price of 99c or you could read them for free through Amazon Prime.
        
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Are we the most prolific writer’s group ever?

An awesome blog post from one of my fellow Ellenbrook Writer’s Group members…

S.D. Wasley

I’m not sure how many writer’s groups across the globe can say this, but we have had no less than 10 published books/book sets released in 2015 already. It’s February. And there’s only 12 of us.

Granted, 6 of those have come from one author (I know, right?) – but it’s still a huge achievement for our group. And there are more launches coming this year.

I’m going to spotlight all the releases here so you can see the big mix of genres and audiences we enjoy in our group.


Book: Summer Star by Lisa Swallow

Summer Star by Lisa Swallow

Genre: Contemporary romance 18+

Blurb: The latest book from the best selling Blue Phoenix rock romance series.

Summer Star is a companion novella to Summer Sky, a retelling of Part One from Dylan’s point of view.  Summer Sky is currently FREE (this post published Feb 16 2015).

“I love the world we’re in, where you’ll always be…

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Characterizations – They’re Tricky

One of the hardest processes in writing a book is creating the characters which will fill the pages and bring the stories to life.  It’s something I’ve struggled with from the very beginning.
 
A character can be very one-dimensional – often I’ll start off with nothing more than a very hazy idea in the deepest recesses of my mind.  Sometimes a picture or photo will create the kernel of an idea.  Other times, the character will pop up, clearly and distinctly and give me a good idea of what their story is going to be about.  It is nearly always a picture which starts off the journey to a book, but in essence, the character is incredibly one-dimensional at that point.  I know very little about the person I’m about to create.
 
The second step in the process is invariably finding a name for the character, which is one of my favorite steps in the writing process.  It’s like giving birth to a new child and taking the time to choose the perfect name for your new little darling.  A lot of thought and energy goes into this particular process for me, as the name gives me a greater indication of the character.  Should they have a strong name, or a weak one?  Modern or old-fashioned?  What would fit best?  What is their role going to be in the story I’m creating?  I’m not sure how it works for other authors, but for myself, the name is an important part of weaving the character into someone.
 
Then I reach the hardest part of the summit – creating the character.  With only an image and a name, the character is still very one-dimensional and it’s at this point that the anxiety and stressing begin.  Sometimes I find that the character will begin to create him/herself, giving me insights into their personality, likes and dislikes, quirks.  While this is my absolute favorite type of character, it certainly isn’t the norm – most of the characters in my books are remarkably reticent about providing their personalities and its up to me to decide what sort of person they might be.  
 
This is where it becomes an intensive process.  The easy part is creating how a character ‘looks’ in words.  Dark hair, fair hair, ivory skin, the color of eyes, a limp, a tattoo, pockmarked skin…  all these things are easy to create and describe, but it’s the internal workings of the person which form their character.  To my thinking, this is the most excruciating part.
 
What does the character like to do?  Do they have hobbies?  What quirks do they have in their personality?  Do they have any particular habits?  Do they have family?  What is their relationship with their family?  What turns them on?  What turns them off?  Is there a food they love/hate?  How do they feel about exercise/television/movies/restaurants/politics (the list goes on and on).  All these examples (plus a multitude more) are what will move your very flat, one-dimensional character into a living, breathing three-dimensional character who the reader is going to want to know.  Without some of these traits, they are just a description of physical beauty or ugliness, without the benefit of giving a reason for the reader to become emotionally involved.
 
I’ve seen and read about a number of tools authors use to create characters. Like most of my writing, I tend to work by the seat of my pants and the character’s personality becomes apparent as I write.  Oftentimes, during edits I will ‘tweak’ the character – as they’ve become more well-known to my mind, I’ve developed a stronger relationship with them and know better what they will say or do and how they will react in certain situations they’ve been thrust into. (And yes, it’s all my fault they’re stuck in that situation, but I make no apologies!!)  One of the reasons I find this part so hard, is that a lot of the characters ‘morph’ into doppelgangers of myself, and I find some of my own (quite bizarre) personality traits creeping in to the mix.  My fears become the characters fears, my likes and dislikes can become the characters.  It’s something I’m always trying to work on, in particular, to create characters that can confront and react differently and in ways I’m not always comfortable with, but will give the character the life and spirit which makes them unique.
 
It’s always tricky, it’s sometimes very hard to do, but ultimately, creating a wonderful new character who provokes an emotion is one of the most rewarding parts of writing.