Posts made in November, 2010

Feeling Like a Writing Failure? Reasons to be Grateful For It.

Posted by on Nov 25, 2010 in Uncategorized | 5 comments

For me, getting published didn’t happen overnight. It didn’t happen in a week or a year or even five years. It didn’t happen with my first manuscript, or my second, or my fifth. I have failed in every way it’s possible to fail while trying to break into the publishing business. I now have a book just released with five more on the way. It’s still the beginning of my career, with (fingers crossed) more to come after that. Michael Jordan said, “I have failed over and over and over in my life, and that is why I succeed.” So today, I am thankful for all the failures that preceded this. In light...

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Elliot and the Pixie Plot Cover

Posted by on Nov 14, 2010 in Elliot and the Pixie Plot, Gideon Kendall | 6 comments

The illustrator for the “Elliot” series is an artist named Gideon Kendall, who in my opinion is the artistic equivalent of Zeus. So I’m very excited to present the cover for Book 2, ELLIOT AND THE PIXIE PLOT. In Book 2, Elliot is kidnapped to the Underworld by a mischievous Pixie named Fidget Spitfly. The only way she will send him home again is if he’s able to get a sock from the evil Demon Kovol without getting earth destroyed. If that’s not enough trouble, Elliot hasn’t finished his science project yet. As a teaser, here’s a brief excerpt: An...

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Young Adult Character Chart

Posted by on Nov 3, 2010 in Character chart, Young Adult | 4 comments

In a perfect world, I’d be able to figure out how to make a downloadable pdf of this file, but in the meantime, feel free to copy and paste. There are a lot of good character charts out there for writers, but few that I felt were very thorough for children or YA characters, so here’s the one I use. Young Adult/Middle Grade Fantasy Character Chart: Full name ___________________________________ Nickname ___________________ Physical Appearance Age Height Weight Eye Color Glasses? Hair color and description Looks more like: Mom Dad Grandparent Other Most distinctive physical trait...

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