How much of my time on the internet discussion groups and blogs is being productive?
A new language for today's generation.
Teens are becoming a major player in the world of book publishing.
Storms and more storms
The sheer number of sites out there that cater to writers is astronomical
I'm finding the marketing for an ebook is very different than that of a hard copy.
Editing is a multiphase endeavor. From rewriting lines,. paragraphs, and entire chapters to checking for punctuation and misspelled words.
On the surface, it didn't seem all that different than writing for any other genre, but then the questions began. As I wrote, I would start thinking if the words would keep the interest of a young adult reader. Is the situation one that he/she might find themselves in? Then a shock of a thought came through. Although the story takes place in the 1930's, the circumstances could be the same no matter what decade they came about.
The major difference is the complexity of the story and the pacing of the scenes. And, of course, the use/non-use of certain words you will usually find in an adult novel. When all was said and done, I felt the only way to answer all my questions was to let a teenage read it. The feed back was great and the story held up to the scrutiny of a fifteen year old boy. I feel comfortable letting my new book "Dirt" fly on its own out there in the world of books.
Just got back from New Orleans. Walking around Boubon street and seeing all the people started a flood of ideas for new stories.
There is a raging debate as to the viability of the hard copy books vs. the new digital experience.