Plan For The Future

Plan For The Future

Real Title: Wait…Planning is so Not My Thing

By: Scribes Unleashed

No Expert or Guru Statement

Do you have a plan for the future?

This isn’t just about goals and accomplishments you want to met. This is both about your business and your creative. Yes I separate the two. As creatives when you link it to the business parts your mind is filled with that instead of creating your stories.

Now back to the plan. Yes THE PLAN. This is a plan that is an outline how you want your author career to look like. We all have goals and things we want to accomplish as writers.

But many times we lay them out but don’t actually dive deep into what we have as a plan. We know we want to make certain say word count goals (ie. the creative side) or how many books we want to write or so on. For the business side there are sale goals, financial goals and so on. But saying I want to write so and so much or I want to sell so and so much doesn’t actually have a plan.

Plan for what you’re gonna do to do any of these things. Get deep into the plan and lay it out so you have actionable goals. Your creative is all about you. Your author business is all about you.

That you are the key. Whatever you do is about you. So make your plans for now, in between and way off in the future. Longevity in your career is about having a plan. Well that and loving this author gig you have. Because for the amount of time, effort and all the things you put into it you should love it. Love what you do. Even love doing the…

Plan For The Future

Now go out there and kick butt getting stuff done.

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Scribesism ~ Recaps

This is weekly recap of Scribesism I have posted to the fb page and other social media. Scribesism is a little slice of something to make you think.

Pushing my boundaries when it comes to writing makes me grow and get better at what I do.

Evaluate your business plan to make sure you are progressing. Adapt it as needed.

Writing is so much a part of me I get antsy when I don’t do it.

Fun is discovering the unexpected plot twist in my story.

You don’t need to have a lot of hours to write, it’s about how you will use the time you have to write.

I’m a people watcher and when I do I make up stories about them. This is fodder for my books.

After a busy week I’m chilling my mind, body and soul.

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Lesson Learned ~ Adapting Is One of My Superpowers

Lesson Learned ~ Adapting Is One of My Superpowers

By: Scribes Unleashed

No Expert or Guru Statement

Each week I’ll post a Lesson Learned. Here’s this weeks.

Based on some personal things in the last few months I had to adapt some things. Now I have something else come up which I also have to adapt for.

But you know what…adapting is in my opinion a one of my superpowers. With all that goes on in life things don’t always go smoothly. Hell they often don’t so knowing how to roll with it is a powerful thing. When things come up I don’t let it derail anything I have planned I just find a way to adjust. That’s the great thing in life having choices on what you do and how you do it.

I love that.

I’m gonna end with the same statement I made and continue to make – do what is right for you.

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Research 101

Research 101

Real Title: No Way is Research Fun

By: Scribes Unleashed

No Expert or Guru Statement

This was written under one of my alter egos. I haven’t changed much of what I originally wrote in this just tweaked a little. Did add my Real Title which I’ve been doing and that is it. And might even do an updated one for where I am now. Sort of a before and after.

Now that you have your idea started to research and are confused on how to or not into it. The thoughts of dreading research is filling you and it puts your teeth on edge like it did to me. I realized that research doesn’t have to be tedious. So I developed a little trick I like to call RELAXATION.

Read. This first step of researching is very simple. If you want to be a writer you probably already love to read. When I say “read” your response maybe “ Oh I do that anyway”. Yes I know you read a lot but the type of reading I’m talking about is “ interest “. This type of reading is so you can study the style of the different a writer’s. While reading ask your self a few of these questions.

1.) What type of voice do they use?
2.) What are the descriptive phrases they use to describe their characters, place, and conflict?
3.) How do they make you become a part of the scene?
4.)What are the difference and similarities in the writer’s style?
5.) How does this novel make me feel or what are the sense it invokes?

These are a few of the question you should ask yourself as you read with interest.

Experience. The greatest resource tool you have is yourself and the people around you. Use the experience of how you parents or grandparents met and fell hopelessly in love. Put your own spin on it. The funny thing that happened to you as you went to the grocery store could turn into how your characters meet. The talk you had with your friends, story you heard and the list goes on is all thoughts may garner information for your novel.

Library. The library is a great place to start your search for facts. I personally love libraries. Go look around enjoy the atmosphere most people there are book lovers like yourself. I like to go and take a peek as I walk at what others are reading. I even ask people if they read any good books lately. Then they go on to describe what they have read I take mental notes of things that they remember and found of interest.

Attitude. The attitude you go in with to find information will help you. If you go in gritting your teeth or with a can’t do this mindset then this process will be tedious and you will not get much accomplished. Go do research with a positive attitude and you can find so many fascination things that you may miss. Don’t view this as a chore but something fun. Think of research as looking for lost treasure.

Xerox. This is a person’s best friend. Make lots of copies so that you can make sure have the facts straight and make sure to label where you got it for future reference. Nothing is more frustrating than trying to remember where you found an obscure fact. So save yourself a lot of heartache and become good friends with a Xerox machine.

Adventure. Remember research is fun. Imagine finding some obscure fact like how many times in a day does a whale surface or about some little know historical hero. All this information gets the mind stimulated and open new avenues of thought for your novel.

Talk. The greatest ideas are born from conversations I’ve had. I like to stimulate conversation so I ask question that can get a debate going. What is your ideal image of you soulmate? Would your soulmate be perfect? Example would she or he not force you to talk about what you are feeling? Would you try to change a person to fit your own ideal of perfect? These question will create so much different response you would be surprised.

Internet. There are so many resources available to you out there and the information super highway is a great source. There are so many things to surf and see. If you do a search on the word romance you would be amazed at the amount of sites with information on this. There are ideas for recipes, gifts, people, place and so many thins. The Internet brings this all to you in lightning speed. Try these other words to search: love, romance, couple, soul mate, novel, writer and any word you can think of that I may have missed.

Opinions. The opinions of others are good things to have. Become part of a writers organization this is a strong resource for information. I have found that the individuals that I have met are very helpful and have so many opinions to share that enhance my own thought. The organization that I find very helpful are Romance Writers of America, From the Heart Chapter and Word Museum. I have others listed on my links page you can try.

No right or wrong way. The final rule of research is the golden one.” There is no right or wrong way to research.” Repeat this a couple of times in your head and then aloud. Remember where you found the information and who ever you get it from doesn’t matter. All that matters is finding the information.

There are many place or people you can contact to help you in your search for information to make your novel accurate. I have a few organizations that are wonderful resources for writers in my links page. Research is a tool that doesn’t have to put you to sleep or make you grind your teeth. Just remember relaxation is the key.

Now go out there and kick butt getting stuff done.

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Reader Gold

Reader Gold

Real Title: Reader Gold makes me all tingly

By: Scribes Unleashed

No Expert or Guru Statement

This was written under one of my alter egos. I haven’t changed much of what I originally wrote in this just tweaked a little. Did add my Real Title which I’ve been doing and that is it. And might even do an updated one for where I am now. Sort of a before and after.

Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about series and serials. What they are and how I feel about them. There are so many books coming out each month and a lot of them are part of a series/serial. Which makes me happy.

First here are my definitions of series/serial:

Series ~ Designer’s Edge Ink Definition:

Novels that has a related story theme but each one is complete in and of itself.

Serial ~ Designer’s Edge Ink Definition Definition:

Novels that feature/follows the same main character/s yet are still a fresh story each time.

No matter which way you slice it I find whether it is a serial or series I enjoy writing stories like this. It gives me room to stretch my mind, push my characters to give me more and wallow in there adventure even more. Although I enjoy these stories I don’t usually start writing with the intention of it being a series/serial sometimes it just happens to evolve that way.

I write what I love to read and I’m one of those readers that wondered what is next for such and such main character. Or what happened to this sub – character that I liked in this or that novel. I go hunting to find more and when I find it I feel like I’ve struck READER GOLD. I jump up and down and shout in glee. LOL.

This is also true with when I find stand alone books that become part of my keeper shelf. There are many that do and I love each of these Reader Gold also.

I remember an instance where I picked up an author that I hadn’t tried before. The novel was great and imagine my glee that I struck reader gold and it was a series. I went back and bought all of there novels except one it was sold out. I searched and searched for years for this one book and couldn’t find a copy. Not even a used one. I even contacted the author to find out if the story was going to be re-printed. To my dismay it wasn’t at that time. Amazon even had over 200 people waiting for a copy of this book when I checked. I stopped checking the numbers after I saw the amount of people. No one was selling. Last year I struck reader gold when the book was reprinted and I was able to finish my collection. I know me and over 199 other people very happy.

As my thoughts of Reader Gold evolved it was fun and interesting tracking down some author’s who have some wonderful series/serials that I feel are Reader Gold. Also some awesome stand alone titles too. Everyone should have a little Reader Gold on their bookshelf.

Can you imagine so many readers looking for an author? Searching for that Reader Gold. That is what I want my novels to be to my current and future readers ~ Reader Gold. No I don’t want you the reader to wait a long time for my books but I want you to be so drawn into the worlds that I create you can’t wait to see what happens next.

Now go out there and kick butt getting stuff done.

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Scribesism ~ Recaps

This is weekly recap of Scribesism  I have posted to the fb page and other social media.

Haven’t posted these to blog in a while. Go to facebook page to see them.

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