"My experience has been that writing groups vary widely. One needs to try a couple of different groups. Usually, you find a group that fits you the best. The best groups I've been part of have a variety of experience and a variety of drive in…"
"My understanding of what a traditional publisher is paid for is to manufacture the book into a solid and page filled format and to advertise the product. They make far more off the book then the author who created the work from nothing more then…"
"I don't believe I am in control of any spirit when speaking with them. I don't believe they are controlling me either. I believe we are interacting because we both chose to, just as you and I are interacting due to a common choice. I…"
"Terry, may I ask how you started with that aspect of your life? Did you just purchase one piece of equipment and it took off from there, or did you begin to find yourself meeting with others interested in such activities?"
Honestly, I feel it is up to the individual. Your question does remind me I should have clarified what I was communicating when using the word "spirit". For me, spirit is the term for those who have passed or are in between…"
"I have been interacting with spirits since before my birth. :-) When I was young I spoke to an old farmer who worked the land the naval base housing was built over. He visited me daily and we discussed the days happenings just before I…"
"When my kids were little I would set the alarm for five in the morning. I struggled for a week or so to adjust, but early morning hours were the best for me. After a day of entertaining, chasing, watering, feeding and bathing little ones, there was…"
"Linda, I am no expert. However, a professional editor and previous publisher I know stated that celebraties are fair game. You can name them, as long as everything is truthful. If you are speaking of an individual who is not in the public spotlight,…"
"I am biased by the fact that I had written my first novel by nine. It was a book about a girl leaving home at a young age and finding her own way. I was told by my English teacher at the time to try and publish the book; however I lacked confidence…"
I want to open by reiterating what Jane said: take all the critiques through the filter of what is true for you. This is your story. You will never make everyone on the planet happy and you'll go out of your mind trying to. Write the…"
One big aspect and one main small aspect I would caution on: too much is revealed far too quickly. If this is intended to be a couple hundred pages, drag out the reveals. The story is interesting and I want to find out more about the main…"
I would say it all comes back to marketing. From what I understand, in today’s market, how well you advertise yourself weighs more than the quality of the story. I don't mean to be disheartening, but I have never heard of your or…"
"I don't believe spirits are strictly tied to places. However, there was one in an early 1900's home my parents rented when I was a teenager. He rocked our old, solid wood rocking chair and cigar smoke would fill the air. He also paced at…"