Thoughts and Tidbits

Jenny’s Song: a short story

My son's class is writing "clean" scary stories for their language arts class. He was having a bit of writer's block, so I agreed to complete the assignment at the same time as a race. For your reading pleasure, a very rough (30 min.) edition of Jenny's Song: Dance class was no fun without Jenny. … Continue reading Jenny’s Song: a short story

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Insomnia

A sound outside of the comfortable normal noises of the space has awakened me. The light from some electronic device, once a pinprick of light, now stares at me like the eye of Sauron. It squeezes between my eyelids and attempts to infiltrate my thoughts and dreams. In the distance some predator lurks. I do … Continue reading Insomnia

Publishing: Formatting

In my last post, I discussed the CRUCIAL step of editing your book. As much as editing prepares your novel to become a professional, complete product, formatting takes your writing and gives it the professional finished look that you are accustomed to seeing within digital and print books. If you are planning to publish traditionally, … Continue reading Publishing: Formatting

Publishing – The Completed Book and Editing

Most would-be authors have dreamed of writing that first book far before they reach that goal. To put things in perspective, a novella is around 30,000 words, a novel should be around 80,000, and an epic approached 120,000 words. In comparison to the 1,00 word essays we once dreaded, the completed book is a mammoth … Continue reading Publishing – The Completed Book and Editing

Spring – a Poem by Sara B. Gauldin

  Spring Tender shoots form in soil that is still half frozen, but the warm spring sunshine beacons through the air that is still crisp from winters freeze. The tendrils reach upwards to a refreshing spring time breeze, causing them to vaguely wave to birds on their north bound journey. Their innocent thoughts are directed … Continue reading Spring – a Poem by Sara B. Gauldin

An interview with Liam, soul mate of Terra of the Tweens

An interview with Liam, soul mate of Terra of the Tweens, the protagonist in the highly anticipated new novel, Aware by Sara B. Gauldin! Who are you? My name is Liam. I am not really sure what my original last name was. My father was “unknown” and I have been in Foster care, adopting other’s … Continue reading An interview with Liam, soul mate of Terra of the Tweens

An interview with The Originator, antagonist of the highly anticipated new novel, Aware via Blog Post for Melanie Snitker

An interview with The Originator, antagonist of the highly anticipated new novel, Aware by Sara B. Gauldin!   Who are you? I am sometimes called The Master of the Scourge, sometimes the Originator. You may have another name for me. Where do you live? I regret that I am unable to share that information. I … Continue reading An interview with The Originator, antagonist of the highly anticipated new novel, Aware via Blog Post for Melanie Snitker

My 10 Favorite Books of all Time!

I was nominated by Chris White to name my ten favorite books. Anyone who knows me realizes I read a lot. I tried to leave out children's books. This was a difficult challenge! Here it goes. In no particular order: Alive: The Corporeal Pull - I am partial to this book because I wrote it. … Continue reading My 10 Favorite Books of all Time!

A simple obstacle to book sales…

I have spent quite a few hours recently writing a book. Is clear in my mind and it needs to be recorded. Writing is an outlet for the emotions, and imagination that would be there anywhere. Writing is a joy. I wish I could say the same about marketing. Marketing a book ( or three … Continue reading A simple obstacle to book sales…