Read other articles on writing » So, you’ve got an idea in your head for a fantasy novel, and what you’ve come to recognize as your writer’s intuition—that little “Hey! Shut up and listen!” Voice in the back of your mind—is telling you that you have more than one book simmering in there. Don’t freak out; this is a good thing, especially with fantasy.
But, if you do think that you’ve got more than one book brewing, there are a couple of questions you need to ask yourself, and things you need to think about, before you dive in. Is your protagonist better suited to a series versus a standalone novel? What kind of story do you feel compelled to tell? In the second scenario, as more of that story iceberg is revealed, the story (and the problem your protagonist is facing) gets bigger and the stakes keep going up. And the best part about writing a series character . . . Lisa Shearin Group Series: Du kan ikke lave en tom side. I was a columnist for The Writer magazine for three years, and all of these articles originally appeared in that publication.
Read other articles on writing » I read an article once where Nora Roberts was quoted as saying: “You can’t fix a blank page.” Amen, sister. For me, my ideal writing goal is five pages a day. With chapters of approximately 15 pages, that’s three days per chapter, right? I write something, because in the words of “La Nora,” you can’t fix a blank page. I’ve recently finished writing my sixth book, and I’ve finally realized that it’s easier for me to face a blank page of paper than a blinking cursor in an empty Word document.
I explore my plot and characters on the page, to talk to myself on the page and work out ideas, and even to write what I know to be crap that I’ll be tossing in the literal or electronic trash can later. Nobody gets it right the first time; and heck, sometimes not even the second or third time. Lisa Shearin Group Book Sale Discounts: Du kan være en forfatter, hvis... I was a columnist for The Writer magazine for three years, and all of these articles originally appeared in that publication.
Read other articles on writing » In homage to Jeff Foxworthy, I’ve come up with a writer’s version of his classic “You might be a redneck if. . .” And yes, all of the following apply to me. Scary, huh? You sleep with pen and paper next to your bed—and the stove and the couch and the dining table and the shower and the toilet and the. . . You have a favorite punctuation mark. You’ve been known to argue with someone on the usage difference between en and em dashes. Lisa Shearin Marketing Group: The Raine Benares Novels. Lisa Shearin Group Series Greyhound Adoption. For those of you who have been fans for a while, you know that my husband Derek and I adopt retired racing greyhounds.
We love greyhounds. We can’t imagine our lives without greyhounds. With the downturn in the economy, racetracks are cutting back races, and some tracks are closing altogether. That was how we got our sweet boy Andy; the track he was at in Melbourne, Florida, was closing and the racers were being put up for adoption. If you are looking to bring a dog into your life, please consider a greyhound. Adopt a Greyhound.org is a great site for pretty much any question you could possibly have, and for anything you could want to know about adopting retired racing greyhounds. If you’re interested in greyhound adoption, contact a group near you. I love this list of “Top 10 reasons to adopt a greyhound.” There are many books if you’re interested in finding out more: Adopting the Retired Racing Greyhound by Cynthia Branigan is considered THE must-read for prospective adopters.
Lisa Shearin Social Group Press Kit. BiographyBibliographyReviewsAuthor photo and book covers Biography Contrary to popular belief, most authors do have day jobs just like everyone else.
Lisa’s happily freelancing for an advertising agency as an editor and proofreader. In her previous corporate life, she’s been a magazine editor, advertising copywriter, and writer of corporate marketing materials of every description. Lisa is the national bestselling author of The Raine Benares novels, a series of six comedic fantasy adventures. Lisa is a voracious collector of fountain pens both vintage and modern. Bibliography Series 1: The Raine Benares Series The Order of Books: 1. Series 2: The SPI Files The Order of Books: 1. Reviews Magic Lost, Trouble Found.