Saturday, December 29, 2018

A Writer's New Year Resolution for 2019

Here's some information I read for every writer's New Year challenge for 2019. I find it helpful in our ever-challenging world of literature. The 5 tips below are from Michael Spelling's '5 New Year's Resolutions Every Writer Should Make!

1. Read a lot - and not only genre your write about. Reading books from different genres you don't usually read or write helps you learn new writing styles, which in turn improve your own style.
2. Join writing communities - You can do this in local groups, or if you're pressed for time, online writing groups. You will learn new ways on marketing, publishing, and improve your overall image with readers and writers alike.
3. Create your own blog - This is helpful in marketing your book(s) and you as an author. You can include excerpts from your book, write short articles, all to generate excitement and curiosity about you and your books.
4. Stay consistent with your writing schedules - It's difficult to find time to write, but keeping with your writing schedule is no different than making time to exercise. Put it on your schedule and stick with it. Whether it's during work lunch, first thing in the morning before everyone awakens, or 30 minutes when you get home. Staying consistent will help you finish the book(s) you're working on.
5. Publish a book of your own - This experience will educate you on the intricacies of independent publishing. It's a lot of work, but gratifying. You'll have to find editors, graphic designers for covers, reviewers. It's all worth the time and effort in the end, and don't be surprised if people start looking to you for help.

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Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Reviews for 'Big Jim' - my latest adventure/thriller!

"Big Jim takes the reader on a safari where one can feel the heat and smell the dust of the hunt!" - InD'tale Magazine

"Big Jim presents a delightfully involving African saga for readers which explores much more than the thrill of the hunt alone." - Midwest Book Review

"Big Jim introduced me to the Africa of the 1950s. It's filled with larger-than-life characters traveling across rich, beautiful African landscape where death can strike in the blink of an eye. Readers will be left on the edge of their seat as they travel on safari with a hunter facing his greatest challenge." - Matt Schott, author

"Big Jim is a story of friendships and rivalries, of stunning scenery with unsurpassed beauty and the brutal reality of death that lurks     even stalks     those who don't give the land and wildlife their full respect. Readers will be dazzled as civilized society tries its hand in the untamed bush." - Susan Colvin Brewer, writer and safari traveler

"In David Lucero's gripping novel, 'Big Jim' battles an impossible creature on a mystical mission to wipe out the white hunters. Throughout this novel the reader is taken on a journey deep in the African bush for the final encounter in the long grass." Roger L. Conlee, author

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