He’s coming in the morning, were the final legible words on the sheet of paper.
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3 Things Kindle Vella Taught Me
Serial fiction is not for everyone--writing it or reading it. When I joined Kindle Vella with my first story, The Sea Rose, I only did so because I already had a draft written and planned to tweak it into smaller episodes. The Sea Rose did end, though, and since the characters were not finished telling … Continue reading 3 Things Kindle Vella Taught Me
Vella Review: THE DARING ADVENTURES OF HONORIA PORTER (BOOK 1)
I have not yet read many mystery novels, my preferred genre being historical fiction. However, I’ve noticed that a mystery tends to be memorable if the protagonist—the sleuth—is interesting. Holmes and Watson are great sleuths! I scarcely remember the plot lines of those novels (I know, I know—due for a reread!) but I can remember … Continue reading Vella Review: THE DARING ADVENTURES OF HONORIA PORTER (BOOK 1)
On the Solitary Writer
After 70 episodes of my serial, I find myself contemplating it—wondering how it got to 70 episodes—and marveling at how great a difference it can make to have readers. Writing is by nature a very isolated activity. I now wonder how much of that isolation is self-imposed. Why does every writer have to brood over … Continue reading On the Solitary Writer
Book Review: THE COURT UNDER THE SEA
Originally published in Vella format, The Court Under the Sea is a tale of suspense and magic. Protagonist Karina Starheart lives a quiet life with her parents and sister. Theirs is a happy family, united and strong. It isn’t the sort of family that would expect a large change or challenge. Perhaps Karina’s life has … Continue reading Book Review: THE COURT UNDER THE SEA
On Plot Holes
Plot holes are a constant threat in every manuscript. When writing a serial, I have found that, at least for me, it’s easier to forget what’s been written before. When I add a significant object or event, I try to work out a good place where it can be resolved before I forget it. It’s … Continue reading On Plot Holes
A June Update
Kindle Vella has taken over my life. More specifically, this story has taken over my life. I've never been very good at writing endings to novels. I've always wanted to tell a story in serial form like Dickens; I never imagined how addicting it can be. 34 chapters have passed since I announced that The … Continue reading A June Update
Guest Post: A New Way To Read by Sheila Sellinger
There’s a new and unique way for you to read eBooks. It’s called Kindle Vella. And it’s vastly different from the common methods you’re likely familiar with – standard eBooks and physical books - because of how it allows you to read books one chapter/episode at a time simply by searching on Amazon in Kindle … Continue reading Guest Post: A New Way To Read by Sheila Sellinger
Kindle Vella Author Spotlight: May Leonardo
Having joined Kindle Vella a week ago with my own novel, The Sea Rose, I quickly discovered that there are stories being published on this platform which are very impressive indeed. Vella authors share a feeling of companionship, and the platform also offers monetary gain if you advertise correctly. It's a fun place to meet … Continue reading Kindle Vella Author Spotlight: May Leonardo
Why Did I Publish The Sea Rose?
The Sea Rose is my baby; it is the world to which I've escaped for almost six years. It's seen many characters, lost them, been rewritten, given up on, and given a second point of view.