S L Dwyer

The Fantasmagorical Forest Book 2

 

Now that Book 1 of The Fantasmagorical Forest is out, I am currently working on Book 2 and another adventure for Katelin. The time Katelin finds herself fighting along side Lauralene and Anion in their home world. The fate of all worlds lay in their hands.

I'll keep you updated.

New Book

Time management

 

Even though discussion forums are plentiful and topics are interesting, I begin to feel guilty for not working on my new book. I know, this is totally ridiculous.

Description - too little or too much

Making choices

 

How much of my time on the internet discussion groups and blogs is being productive?

I'm back

Teen Readers

 

Teens are becoming a major player in the world of book publishing.

Micro bursts and hurricanes

Social Media

 

The sheer number of sites out there that cater to writers is astronomical

Ebook marketing

 

I'm finding the marketing for an ebook is very different than that of a hard copy.

Editing for typos

 

Editing is a multiphase endeavor. From rewriting lines,. paragraphs, and entire chapters to checking for punctuation and misspelled words.

Getting to know YA

 

On the surface, it didn't seem all that different than writing for any other genre, but then the questions began. As I wrote, I would start thinking if the words would keep the interest of a young adult reader. Is the situation one that he/she might find themselves in? Then a shock of a thought came through. Although the story takes place in the 1930's, the circumstances could be the same no matter what decade they came about.

The major difference is the complexity of the story and the pacing of the scenes. And, of course, the use/non-use of certain words you will usually find in an adult novel.  When all was said and done, I felt the only way to answer all my questions was to let a teenage read it. The feed back was great and the story held up to the scrutiny of a fifteen year old boy. I feel comfortable letting my new book "Dirt" fly on its  own out there in the world of books. 

Finding stories everywhere

 

Just got back from New Orleans. Walking around Boubon street and seeing all the people started a flood of ideas for new stories.

Hard copy or digital

 

There is a raging debate as to the viability of the hard copy books vs. the new digital experience.

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