Thursday, March 12, 2015

Is there a second draft?

Technically, yes, there is a second draft when you are writing a book, but not really. That probably sounds confusing!

Today, I wrote an article about WRITING YOUR FIRST DRAFT. I talk briefly about what the first draft is and what to do after your have written it. Here is a sample:

If you are reading this article, it means that you are a writer or want to become one. Congratulations on following your writing dreams! So many people desire to write and never get around to actually doing it.

Let’s talk about the first draft of your book. What is the first draft? It is the original manuscript. You may be thinking… Now that I have written my book it is ready to be submitted to agents and publishers. Well… hold on just a minute. 

Do you want to know what to do next? Click here...

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Brushing up on my writing skills!

It is official...I am registered at a local college to continue my education with an advanced fiction writing course! It feels amazing to have the support of my husband to press forward in my writing career! I have always wanted to go back to school and finally, after all of these years it is possible. 

Sure, taking care of a teenager and a baby makes things a little harder, but it will make me work even harder to be sure I succeed. 

My husband supports me like no one ever has before. This man pushes me to do what makes me happy and encourages me to work on what I enjoy. I used to day dream about how I wanted my husband to be and then years later he popped up! It just goes to show you how powerful our thoughts truly are! 

My class starts in about 8 days and will continue for approximately 2 months. I am in the process of getting it all ironed out as far as double checking with the school to make sure I am good to go.

You can also follow me on Facebook: Author: Deanna Martinez-Bey 

Monday, March 9, 2015

How to come up with plot twisting ideas for your book...

After I share with people that I am a writer, it may shock you how often they respond to me with, "I have always wanted to write a book. I just have no idea how to begin!" 

The majority of the articles I write are about,  HOW TO WRITE A BOOK. In my latest article I talk about how to com up with story ideas and plot twists. It begins like this...

Having an initial idea for your novel is a fantastic place to start. However, keeping the reader engaged is the whole point. A novel has to start with an initial idea, but it also needs some twists and turns in order to be a success.
How do you come up with twists and turns and new story ideas?

Please click here to read the rest of my article: Writing a novel: How to come up with story ideas and plot twists

Interested in beginning your book? Here are some helpful articles to get you going...

Easy book writing tips

How to write a book: write down your ideas

Set aside time to write

Set reasonable writing goals

These articles are great to get you started. For more easy to follow articles that will help you get things going and keep things going, check out my Writing Channel!