Okay, here's the deal! Each Friday, because Friday is awesome, we all blog about the same topic. This week's topic?
3 TIPS FOR YA AUTHORS
Here's the thing. The topic of this blog post was supposed to be 3 TIPS FOR YA INDIE AUTHORS. But whether an author is indie or not, my tips are the same.
This is simple, but so valuable. If you write YA books, read YA books. I've heard the excuses like reading takes time away from writing. And there's the "fear" that what is read will rub off on the writing and make your voice not your own.
Truth: If you read enough, the latter will not be true. And if you read in your genre, your writing will be easier and better.
Sounds so simple, right? But words will not write themselves. So unless you sit your butt in a chair and type out words, they will not exist. This is your job. Do it!
Seriously. Remove the backstory. Remove the adverbs. Have people besides your mom and best friend read. Take the time to improve your stories before you even think about seeking publication (or publishing yourself).
You can check out all the amazing Indie Carnival author/bloggers below:
Patti Larsen Author of The Ghost Boy of MacKenzie House, The Hunted Series and the Hayle Coven Novels.
Courtney Cole Author of Every Last Kiss, Fated, Princess, and Guardian. Also a contributing author in The Glassheart Chronicles.
Wren Emerson Author of I Wish and a contributing author in The Glassheart Chronicles.
Nichole A. Williams Author of Eternal Eden, and the upcoming Fallen Eden. She is also participating in the Glassheart Chronicles.
Fisher Amelie Author of The Understorey, as well as a contributing author in The Glassheart Chronicles.
Laura Elliott Author of Winnemucca and the upcoming 13 on Halloween
Amy Maurer Jones Author of The Soul Quest Trilogy as well as a contributing author in The Glassheart Chronicles.
Rachel Coles. Geek Mom. Book Reviewer Author of Diary of a Duct Tape Zombie, Whistles, Beergarden, Plagues, Bees of St. John, and Mushrooms.
T. R. Graves T.R. Graves: Author of Warriors of the Cross.
Cyndi Tefft Author of Between
P.J. Hoover Author of Solstice, The Emerald Tablet, The Navel of the World, The Necropolis.
Alicia McCalla Author of the upcoming science-fiction novel Breaking Free
Heather Cashman Author of Perception
Abbi Glines Author of Breathe, and the upcoming Existence and Vincent Boys
Cidney Swanson Author of Rippler
Cheri Schmidt Author of Fateful and Fractured