Finding a New Perspective.

Finding a New Perspective.

What do we do when we run out of things to write about? Some information has recently come to light that I thought I would share with all of you. Time is linear, but writing a story does not have to be. Often we get trapped in writing from beginning to end. There, however, is no set rule in writing and we can “write around” the story. Here are a few ways you can “write around” a story without getting…

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Good Words Build Books

Good Words Build Books

Good Words Build Books Good words build characters and scenes. Sometimes scenes can get wordy with too many adjectives, but the right words can amplify your message. Here are some fun and powerful words you could use in your writing to replace common ones. Good = Kind Agreeable, benevolent, charitable, gracious, kindhearted, thoughtful, etc. Good = of High Quality Admirable, invaluable, distinctive, incomparable, superior, valuable, worthy, etc. Look/ Seem like Echoes, mimics, mimes, reflects, represents, signifies, simulates, etc. Said Accused,…

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What Inspires Your Creativity?

What Inspires Your Creativity?

What inspires you to write a good story?   Fall has arrived bringing change and new goals for writing. I have gained a lot of inspiration from some of my favorite authors such as, Anne Rice, Robert Zielinski, and Andy Wier. I have also learned to draw inspiration from film and television. I was recently inspired by some of my favorite CW shows, such as, Arrow, The Flash, DC Legends, and Supernatural. They have awaken the inner storyteller in me….

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The Easy Road and The Hard Road

The Easy Road and The Hard Road

Which Path Will You Choose? Setting Goals can be overwhelming but they are not impossible. Goals help you save time and heartache. (Especially if you have to cut out large chunks of the story because the scenes took your plot in a new direction.) Goals can be stressful if they are set too high or underwhelming if set too low. We can do hard things! Nevertheless, where do we start? Here are three things to keep in mind when setting…

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Know Your Weaknesses and Build Upon Your Strengths

Know Your Weaknesses and Build Upon Your Strengths

Know Your Weaknesses and Build Upon Your Strengths   Taking a good look at oneself is hard, but it is necessary in order to learn and grow. Mistakes suck, they really do. I hate them just as much as the next person, but mistakes only hold you back if you don’t reflect and move on. Here are a few examples and tips to help you in the right direction to becoming a better author. Self-Awareness This is a challenging, but…

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(Marketing) Production

(Marketing) Production

Production The word Production is mainly used in the film industry. It is a word that describes the Project at hand. In this case, the Project is literary works such as a book or other articles. Congratulations! You have survived Pre-Production. You have gotten your book completed and boy was it a challenge, well, the challenge has just begun. Here are three simple ways to help you towards the right direction. I have a book, now what? Social Media Platform…

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(Marketing) Pre-Production

(Marketing) Pre-Production

What is a Pre-Production? Why is it important to me as a writer? The word Production is mainly used in the film industry. It is a word that describes the Project at hand. In this case, the Project is literary works such as a book or other articles. I would like to focus more on the novel, or book, aspect of production. Pre-Production is all the stuff you do before the book is live. This can include, but is not…

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Poor Research Kills Stories

Poor Research Kills Stories

Writing books based in fantasy worlds or just today’s world is difficult, but they both have something in common, Research. Research is of the utmost importance when writing a book.  You need to know the basics, what, where, when, why, and how. What are you writing about? Unicorns? If so, Where did they come from? When did they get here, or When does the story take place? Why are they here, why are they even important? How does this affect…

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Let’s Party

Let’s Party

Vincent: The Quest for Light Launch Party Join The Event Learn about the Author during a Live Facebook Interview session, Learn about the upcoming vampire series and the first book. Stay tuned for a few Paranormal Author Shout Outs and more. August 12th 2017   2:00PM EST Facebook Live www.facebook.com/mirandachapmanbooks/ Subscribe to the Email list for a chance to win a Free Ebook

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