I am really impressed with your convictions to write Godly romance. I’m also a teenage girl who’s never been on a date…so I don’t really know anything about this, but I do have some ideas.😄
Like Zee said, making Kimberly really insecure in other areas of life will make her reluctance to start a relationship with Carter more…[Read more]
Sounds like you’ve put a lot of thought into this @rebekah-elizabeth, but I have to wonder, since the story isn’t a romance, and thus the relationship between Kimberly and Carter is, at most, a side plot, I wonder if there might be a different way to show Kimberly’s lack of trust and fear of being hurt if she commits to a relationship? You might…[Read more]
@rebekah-elizabeth You’re quite welcome! Glad to be of help. 🙂
I just want to pop in to echo @zee. This has been a really informative thread thus far. 🙂
And @rebekah-elizabeth, you’re doing a great job of gracefully taking feedback and building a stronger plan! I wish you all the best as you continue to work toward an end result (both with your project and the trajectory of your writing journey in general)…[Read more]
I’m doing NaNoWriMo right now, but I could double up with Word Wars if you want.
I’ll be writing at maybe 6:30 tomorrow morning (Eastern Time), if anyone wants to join.
Also, I saw your other thread, and I’m wondering what your story is about? I’ve never published or had a “real” editor, but I plan to in the next year or two.
@rebekah-elizabeth I agree with a lot of @taylorclogston‘s feedback. Not sure if you’re looking at traditional publishing or re-trying self-publishing right now, but if the latter, I’d definitely invest in a professional cover (as it sounds like you’re already considering) and also work on building your personal platform so you’re able to reach a…[Read more]
@rebekah-elizabeth Taylor’s already given good advice, but I just want to say I’ve been in the same boat and it’s all for the best in the long run. The most important thing to focus on is your product. Building a platform, paying for ads, and all that are secondary and really just drain your energy until you’ve got the foundation laid. The good…[Read more]
@rebekah-elizabeth Thank you for taking it well =P You do seem serious about writing, for whatever it’s worth.
I just want you to know I did the exact same over impulsive publishing thing. I published mine after a bunch of years of casual writing, without learning anything about doing it properly, let alone marketing. I put out a too-short book…[Read more]
@rebekah-elizabeth No worries regarding sounding like you’re in it for money. If you create a product, it’s not wrong to want money for it. It just means you value your time and effort.
Okay, there’s a lot to unpack here XD
- Middle grade is an infamously difficult genre to publish in, especially for self pubbers. Middle grade books get read…
@rebekah-elizabeth Hey, congrats on putting your work out there.
First and foremost, Amazon does advertise for you. As people buy your book it appears in the “other people also purchased” section of similar books. So long as you are serving a sub-genre faithfully, this is pretty good advertising. You are absolutely right that KDP ads are not a…[Read more]
Hello! Welcome and nice to meet you!
Where do you come from? Tell us about the place, please!
What subjects interest you? (Like – history, sport, science, and so on. Not necessarily to do something, if you understand me 😅)
Bible questions! Whats’ your favorite…
- book in the Bible? Only one. A hard choice 🙂
Thanks for the warning. (We actually had been considering Amazon) So many many many thanks!!!!
Hi Rebekah! I’m Lily and I joined a couple of weeks ago (My family homeschools too). Welcome to Story Embers!
Congratulations on publishing your first book! Are you taking online college classes this year? What are some of the books you are currently reading?
So what is Brazilian/Japanese Jiu-Jitsu? Is it hard? How l…[Read more]
@rebekah-elizabeth I believe that the way traditional publishing works is that first you find an agent, who will then contact a publisher for you. There’s probably other people in this forum who know more than me, though.
Wow. What a job. God bless your family for taking on fostering. Our neighbors across the street foster…I think they might have 4 right now, all under 5 years old. I have no idea how they do it. I really liked the artical you wrote.
I think I’ll look up the Twisted Tales series. I think I may have seen something similar, but…[Read more]
No, that’s cool!
I know what you mean by trying to form a character after someone, and then they change and become themselves…
Writing my characters with issues, then their struggles, and then their victory or failure? It makes me work through things I never would have thought of. It helps me grow emotionally and…[Read more]
Ah, I’m sorry about Play-Dough. 🙁
What time period do I write in? So many. 🙂 I have completed a first draft for one in early A.D.(ish) (Israel); one in the late 1700s (California); 1940s(ish) Europe/Africa/Asia; and one during the time of the judges in the Bible (Israel).
What’s your favorite book you’ve written about? Or,…[Read more]
Hmmm…books…I love reading fantasy (my favorite is the Wingfeather Saga by Andrew Peterson), historical fiction, and just about anything else.
I don’t know if I’ve heard of Twisted Tales, but it sounds really interesting. Are they good?
Have you read Andrew Peterson’s Adorning the Dark? That’s on my “Every Christian Should…[Read more]
Hi! Welcome! I’m excited to meet you.
Sounds like we have a bit in common, I’m also a teenager, homeschooled, avid reader, and I’m learning Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu right now.😄 What degree are you hoping to get in college? I’ve done a duel-credit class, and a test…to get a head start on my degree. I’m hoping to go into Graphic…[Read more]
Welcome to StoryEmbers!
I joined SE about two months ago, and it’s been awesome. If you have any questions, or if it’s a little crazy don’t hesitate to ask. (:
I write in almost every genre, but I lean toward Historical Fiction the most.
Digs are amazing! I have a black standard poodle named Ericka. What’s your dog’s name?
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