What is writing funny? Scott Dikkers the mastermind behind and founder of The Onion can break it down for you. He makes it look easy but it is anything but. Based on his book by the same name WAENet is happy to introduce this new group with Scott Dikkers as the moderator. See More
"Go for it, Michael, I decided to write a sequel to my first romance novel and it has turned into four finished novels in the series and I'm now working on the fifth. Your characters are already developed. You know them, it should be easier to…"
"I self-publish, and really like that I can get the books in print so quickly, and out to friends, acquaintances and family within a few weeks of finishing, and having edited. Distribution is the problem. I sell around a hundred copies of…"
"Good advice, this didn't set me back from writing, however and I will try again, and probably again and again. There is someone out there who will read my books with the same enthusiasm as my handful of devoted readers who have said…"
"I have looked on line before this wonderful site went up and felt what I found were not legitimate. I talked to one at a writers conference who seemed so tired and bored, I felt I was bothering him. He reluctantly glanced at a couple of pages…"
"I write romance novels, with a few extra layers of solving crimes, dealing with emergencies, dealing with assorted bad guys, and a little suspense thrown in on occasion. Why? Because this is what I like to read. The first time I sat down and wrote a…"
"I write commercial fiction, I guess, because I like to read the commercial stories, that's what I write. I'm a plain and simple person and I write plain and simple. I love mysteries, action and adventure mixed in with romance so…"
"Is anyone all good or all bad? Maybe a serial killer who is kind to animals or an adulteress who is good to children or the homeless. Learning things that happened in their past at a time when they were vulnerable and were hurt,…"
"I never base a character totally on someone I know, however traits will come out occasionally. I do put friends in friendly positions such as having a coffee shop named after one friend. She says she always wanted one, and in the last book she…"
"TD Jones, This is much like my experience with my characters. My first book took several years to get done and I was so happy it was done, I was 'over it'. It was no time at all the characters were all talking in my head about things that…"
"When I published my first book "Frost Love Lost Love Found" I had to pay someone to format it for me, there were some things I could not figure out. That cost me $200 then I had the cost of printing the books. If I sold all the books I…"
"The ideas for my stories develop as I write them. The characters have their own personalities and they tend to react to the situations I present to them in their own way. Of course I have a vague idea of the story but things come out during the…"
"I can't see any way they could be copying from me and I know I'm not copying from them so, I guess it's a matter of two minds coming up with the same story line. It is not exactly the same but there are definitely some similar…"