Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Authors Insight

As a writer, there are certain things I feel you need to have a firm grip on.   I'm not sure if others will agree with me but I will share them with you now.

My 3 rules for writing. They are simple and basic.

Rule 1/
What would your character naturally do or say in this situation?
(Nothing annoys a reader more than flowery speech.. No-one talks like that!)

Rule 2/
How can I make things worse?
(You don't need predictable in your story. Keep your readers entertained and wanting more.)

Rule 3/
How can I end this in such a way that it's unexpected but still inevitable?
(Find the twists, introduce sub plots. Give your readers more than they bargained for. What you had planned for the climax may not be the way it ends. Don't forget to resolve all sub plots before the end of the story.)

Well I hope a few of you find this of use. Have fun, Write well and feel the words.

My personal thanks to fellow author Steven James for sharing these rules with me.

A couple of people have asked me privately what i meant by the term I used ... feel the words.

I will attempt to explain what i meant as clearly as i can. Please bear in mind though that this is only my opinion for what it's worth, although i do hope other authors are of the same opinion.

When you are writing your story, it should be playing in your head like a movie. The author should see the scene unfolding as he or she writes. Feel what the words are saying. Feel the emotions, the tension or just a desert breeze blowing. If you can't see it and feel it, there is something wrong with it. It means too that your readers won't see or feel your story. None of us want that! Go back as far as you need to, rewrite or rearrange things so the movie plays for you.

Don't be in a hurry to get your book out. Your readers and fans deserve the best you can offer them.

Please feel free to leave me your opinion if you wish. I would enjoy hearing what you have to say.

Monday, August 29, 2016

They Invaded his world. Now he wants it back!
is the second book in the Wade Ferris Chronicles.   

It’s a love story set in the violence and turmoil of an invasion by Alien beings. Corrupt government officials and violent gangs, all of them wanting their share of the spoils. Amidst the sexual tension, and personal conflict, they know that they to put their feelings aside and do what needs to be done before it is too late. Failure to accomplish their goals will only result in death, not only for themselves but for every living thing on the planet.
Carline and Ferris had dealt the Invaders a major setback by blowing up one of the antennas and destroying their equipment. Forced now to move away from the beach area of Waikanae, they moved inland towards the center of town with the goal of locating a transmitter they could use to contact the military and pass on what information they had gathered about the Invaders.
Little did they know, that the collaboration of the gangs was just the tip of the iceberg, and ran a lot deeper than they could ever imagine.
. After helping two women escape from their attackers, they take Carline and Ferris to a building they consider safe, but things are not as they seem. The building holds its own secrets, as do the two women they just rescued.
Ginny and Carmella join forces with Ferris and Carline after they discover what each other is trying to do. Close relationships between the four of them quickly develop with each of them knowing they might not survive for much longer. The four of them set out to rid Ginny’s mysterious Green Mountain of the gang members and the Invaders. Their mission is to find out what is there the invaders want and why.
Other eyes are watching them as well, those of the supernatural world that have charged them with the return of a sacred object supposedly hidden within Green Mountain.