Surf Report, May 9, 2010

Writer Unboxed blog member, Barbara Samuel, on Layering Depth of Character:

“I’ll begin with a character bio, third person, interviewing her, but not in the usual ways. Alison Hart (Jennifer Greene) once posted a trick she uses, which is to look inside the purse or glove box of a character, or both. I do both. I also like to see the inside of the car—is it messy or tidy? My car usually looks like someone is moving—books and canvas grocery bags and change scattered all over the floors. My partner has tools and running clothes of various weights and dog clutter from his side business. Continue reading

Marketing Plan: It’s Never Too Early to Prepare

It’s been over a week since the last post. I can’t keep up with time marching onward.

I’ve been sick with the flu for the past two weeks, but still managed to prop myself up at the computer and work on the edits for TCH. The beginning hook is on hold–I’m letting it stew.

On the marketing front, it appears some agents/editors like to see an author’s website up–even those who are as yet unpublished. Others say Continue reading