MOTION DURING DIALOG

If you’re like me, you may find yourself using certain descriptive words more often than others. D.L. Finn shares how to break out of that habit, and why you should, in her entertaining and educating article.

Story Empire

Hi SEers! Denise here to discuss what happens when people talk to each other and how to apply that to writing.

Have you ever watched people talk? Do they sit and speak without moving or any expression? In my family, I’m surrounded by Italians. Hands are always flying around during conversations. I know who not to sit next to during a meal if knives are being used. It’s dangerous!

Besides hands, heads are moving, faces change expression, bodies are constantly in motion, and tone shifts can take the spoken level from high to low. The speaker’s mood comes out in not only their words but their body language.

Yet, when I first write a dialog for a story, I only put the conversation. I barely tag who’s talking. Later, when I’ve completed the story, I go back and add all the movement that accompanies the words.

Have you ever read…

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YOU COULD WIN $420 In Amazon Gift Cards! @RRBC_Org @RRBC_RWISA @Tweets4RWISA #WCBE21

OPEN to the PUBLIC! What an opportunity for you to win some prizes, enjoy some games, and meet some awesome authors!

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Hello, Friends!

What’s going on in your world today?  Well, I’m spending my days perusing the 6th Annual Writers’ Conference & Book Expo!  Yes, this is the best place to be this weekend, and until it closes on Wednesday, August 25th… let me tell you why.

This virtual event offers so much fun and so many activities for the general public, that you’d be crazy to pass on not visiting!  The first attraction that should get your attention is that there are $420 worth of Amazon gift cards up for grabs, and all you have to do for a chance at having your name selected for each booth’s door prize, is to drop by, check out the (virtual) author booths, and simply leave comments!   It’s that simple!  Winners are chosen at the end of the conference from the pool of comments left in each booth!

You’ll also find…

SCAVENGER…

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#RRBC’s 6th Annual Writers’ Conference & Book Expo

Hello, followers and friends!

RRBC’s 6th Annual Writers’  Conference & Book Expo is LIVE, and we’d like to invite you to drop by! It’s open to everyone!

We have games, prizes, surprises and other goodies, so be sure to visit each Author Booth, take a look around, then leave a comment for your chance to win each Author Booth’s door prize!  

There is a Scavenger Hunt Game to play, a 2 Truths & a Lie Game to play and more!  In each Author Booth, you will find a clue, and if you find the correct answer to all the clues and are the first to submit your answers, you could be the winner of an awesome prize!  

Of course, we’ll have our READING ROOM open and one of our members is going to blow you away showcasing their talent!  

If you’re into BINGO, purchase your BINGO cards and join us for a game or two!

And what we all wait for every year – our RAFFLE!  Yes, each year we raffle off (7) $100 Amazon gift cards and this is open to the public so go on and snag your tickets today!  Raffle tickets are only $5!  How awesome would that prize be?  Some of them also include additional goodies like other gift certificates, ebooks, and more!  Enter for your chance to win one or more of these $100 Amazon gift card gift baskets.  The more tickets you buy, the greater your chances of winning.  (Please do not purchase more than 7 tickets).

This year for the first time ever, we’ve added our BEST BOOK COVER CONTEST!  This contest is open to the general public so go ahead and enter your book cover(s) now!  Share your comments with us and let us know which one you think is best!

Click for a full ITINERARY OF EVENTS!  

We hope to see you there!  In the event of minor time delays, please check the sidebar of the RRBC website for updates.

The Contributor’s Corner @Pat_Garcia @RRBC_Org @RRBC_RWISA @Tweets4RWISA #RRBC #RWISA

Pat Garcia shares the creative heart of writing in this excellent article. How well do you know YOUR voice?

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Welcome to THE CONTRIBUTOR’S CORNER! This month’s post is by contributing RWISAAuthor, PAT GARCIA.

“HOW WELL DO YOU KNOW YOUR VOICE?”

How well do you know your voice

Writing, whether fiction or non-fiction, is more complicated than we think. We don’t just write a book like we speak in our regular day-to-day conversations with friends. The voices in our souls seek expression, but how to let this flow in our writing is the big question. How in tune we are with ourselves is crucial to writing any kind of story.

Becoming familiar with our writing voice is getting to know what is below the surface in our subconscious mind. By the time we become mature adults, we have buried deeply so much of who we are, that it sometimes hinders us from writing from the heart.

I am not talking about researching what we write. Whenever you want to grab a reader and pull them into…

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WRITING AND EDITING

When asked for my advice on writing and publishing a book (you did ask, didn’t you?), THIS is what I always say! Author D.L. Finn says it better and even shares how to find a good editor. Don’t miss this!

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Hi SEers! Denise here to talk about the last step before releasing a book—editing.

Authors put a lot of time, work, and love into their words. They go over their manuscripts several times, have beta readers, and critique groups to offer suggestions. Then, there’s another read-through catching those tiny mistakes. Is it ready to release? No!

Of all the steps to complete a book, editing is one you do not want to skip. This is where a final set of eyes makes sure it’s ready to be published. Use the wrong name, need a comma, or a sentence doesn’t make sense? Editors fix that. Use the word was instead of were, or misspelled or misused a word? They catch it! If published with these mistakes, it can pull a reader out of a story.

I’ve read books that were “edited” by the author, a family member, or a bad editor…

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Welcome to Day 11 of #NJ12DaysOfAuthors June Series! @MauraBeth2014 #TheEdgeOfFear @RRBC_Org @RRBC_RWISA @Tweets4RWISA #RRBC

What a great interview with author Maura Beth Brennan! You’ll enjoy Nonnie’s questions and Maura Beth’s answers, and her books are amazing! Enjoy!

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12 Days of Authors Maura Beth Brennan

GIVEAWAY:

At the end of this series, 1 lucky visitor will win a (12) Kindle e-book pack which will include a copy of each book featured in this series + a $10 Amazon gift card + a book trailer, courtesy of 4WillsPublishing!  Simply leave a comment below to be entered into the drawing!

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On the 11th day of the June “12 Days of Authors” Series… Nonnie’s gift to you…

AUTHOR, MAURA BETH BRENNAN!

Author bio:

I grew up in the 50’s in what, I think, would now be called an “exburb.” We were really far out from everything and from other kids, and so I learned early on to use my imagination. I went to an all-girls Catholic high school, married young, had a daughter, got a divorce, remarried and eventually got a job writing job descriptions and other materials for the Department of Defense. I had gone…

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Welcome to Day 10 of #NJ12DaysOfAuthors June Series! @PTLPerrin #TerrasCall @RRBC_Org @RRBC_RWISA @Tweets4RWISA #RRBC

Nonnie Jules, President of the RRBC book club and RWISA, does the best interviews! I’m honored to be one of them! I hope you enjoy this as much as I did!

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12 Days of Authors PTL Perrin

GIVEAWAY:

At the end of this series, 1 lucky visitor will win a (12) Kindle e-book pack which will include a copy of each book featured in this series + a $10 Amazon gift card + a book trailer, courtesy of 4WillsPublishing!  Simply leave a comment below to be entered into the drawing!

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On the 10th day of the June “12 Days of Authors” Series… Nonnie’s gift to you…

AUTHOR, PTL PERRIN!

Author bio:

I grew up in a military family. We lived in Germany and Italy during my preteen and teen years, where books were my main source of alone-time entertainment. We had no TV, and electronics were the stuff of science fiction. I traveled a lot, attended German and Italian schools for a time, and developed a keen curiosity and active imagination. I’ve never lost my sense of wonder.

NJ:  Hi, Patty!  I’m so excited…

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Welcome to Day 9 of #NJ12DaysOfAuthors June Series! @KarlJMorgan #RiddleOfSatansCube @RRBC_Org #RRBC @NonnieJules

Karl Morgan builds the worlds and events in his action-packed science fiction series around a theme that resonates with me. Enjoy getting to know him, like I did, and see what I mean!

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12 Days of Authors Karl Morgan

GIVEAWAY:

At the end of this series, 1 lucky visitor will win a (12) Kindle e-book pack which will include a copy of each book featured in this series + a $10 Amazon gift card + a book trailer, courtesy of 4WillsPublishing!  Simply leave a comment below to be entered into the drawing!

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On the 9th day of the June “12 Days of Authors” Series… Nonnie’s gift to you…

AUTHOR, KARL MORGAN!

Author bio:

I am an accountant by profession and have been writing since high school. With those experiences, I like to say that ‘words and numbers are my life.’ Outside of my day job, I try to focus on family, especially with grandchildren around. I try to save some time for writing, but that is often difficult.

NJ:  Hi, Karl!  My apologies for being so tardy for this interview.  I still have 3 more interviews…

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