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7 SIGNS YOU'RE NOT READY TO PUBLISH

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sunny Frazier Sep 26, 2012. 2 Replies

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Jo A Fulkerson commented on Sunny Frazier's blog post 'WRITING THE POLICE PROCEDURAL'
"One f my novels was based upon a story I read in the newspaper some time ago. I used this story as the basis in a screenwriting course I took, and the instructor told me that the story was not believable and would never happen. Guess that instructor…"
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AM I A WRITER?

Last week at my writing group, one of the aspiring authors had a bit of a breakdown. She suffered from what all writers eventually go through. Her faith in her abilities was shaken, the struggle to get her story on paper seemed overwhelming, and the awful question loomed: Am I really a writer?This rite of passage is crucial. Writing a book initially seems like fun. The potential novelist thinks, “Oh, I have stories to tell, I have a great imagination, I got an 'A' in English class in high…See More
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WRITING THE POLICE PROCEDURAL

Let's face it: people in law enforcement have the best stories to tell. Problem is, they are used to giving "Just the facts" as Joe Friday often reminded up. At this year's Public Safety Writers Conference in Vegas, I did a presentation to show how to turn those true stories into profitable fiction. I thought some of you might benefit from my notes.Viewpoint character:Although the true story is from the law enforcement viewpoint, sometimes a story is better told from another angle. The victim's…See More
Mar 13
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WELCOME TO YOUR WORLD

One of the curses of being a writer is when people say “I've had a fascinating life. You should write about me.”I've had a fascinating life myself. I caused a small riot in a train station in Hanover, Germany, and another riot in a marketplace in Haiti. International misunderstandings can happen when you're 23 and clueless. Seventeen years working in law enforcement gave me plenty of plots.According to a New York Times survey, 81% of Americans feel they have a book in them and that they should…See More
Feb 13
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WANTED: ACQUISITIONS EDITOR

WANTEDAcquisitions EditorIndependent PressSalary: Below Minimum WageQualifications: Can you read?Even if I'd seen an ad like that beforehand, I think I would have still applied for the job.There was no Help Wanted sign at Oak Tree Press. Instead, there was an overworked publisher, a stack of queries and limited staff.I'm a person with a bad habit of looking at the status quo and asking myself, “How can this be done better?” I'm not sure if that speaks to my leadership skills or just the fact…See More
Jan 13
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OH, TO BE YOUNG AGAIN. OR NOT.

I was recently invited to Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut, CA, to speak to aspiring writers about the world of publishing. Mt. SAC, as it is commonly called, is the largest community college in the United States. I wasn't there just to lecture at the weekend writers' conference, but also to represent Oak Tree Press in my role as acquisitions editor and scout for talent.To be 60 and sitting in a classroom with people barely in their 20's listening to teachers half my age was really refreshing.…See More
Dec 13, 2013
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IN DEFENSE OF CRAZY CAT LADIES

Right now I have the matron of the house standing guard by the computer making sure I write positive things about the tribe. Gemini, who entered my life on my birthday, allows me to tap at the computer keys for just so long, then reminds me to take a break by crawling into my lap for a few strokes of her own.The other four are off doing their own thing: Kitler is asleep on a cardboard box, a favorite spot of all cats (along with the step stool, the recycle bin and my favorite robe). The newest…See More
Nov 13, 2013
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IF I COULD TURN BACK TIME

Would I? I have thought of this question many times as I push forward. I think it’s good to stop and evaluate once in awhile. Am I on the right track? Could I have avoided the pitfalls? Can I learn from my mistakes? Here’s what I came up with:I wish I’d started earlier. I wrote every chance I could, in secret as a child. My mother thought it was a waste of time when I could be outdoors or doing chores.I wish I’d understood the teachers who raved about my talent instead of being embarrassed to…See More
Sep 13, 2013
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DAVID VS GOLIATH

Small publishing vs. BIG PUBLISHING.Every Author sets out with high hopes of publishing their book and seeing it on the shelves of the big chains. They deserve to be there. After brain-sweat and sacrifice, the reward should be wonderful book signings and lines of buyers waiting for an autograph.That's the carrot that keeps writers pounding away at the keyboard. It happens to a lucky few. But sometimes the author published by a major publishing house is a one-book wonder and left to contemplate…See More
Aug 13, 2013
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HOW BIG IS YOUR BOX?

Talk about diminishing venues to speak and sign, difficulty getting book sales and name recognition makes me wonder--how far out of the box are you willing to think?I live in a small town, pop. 23,000 (Lemoore). Ten miles away is a larger town (Hanford). Forty miles away is the Big City (Fresno).I lived in the Big City over 25 years and was never able to get a signing or even a book launch. The local newspaper ignores local authors in favor of canned wire reviews of authors who would never set…See More
Jul 13, 2013
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OH THE PLACES YOU'LL GO!

Sound familiar? Dr. Seuss wrote the poem as an inspiration and promise to children.Writers go to many places, often inside our heads but sometimes to book signings, conferences, libraries and Starbucks. Usually we pay our own way just for the opportunity to put our books in front of readers.Imagine my shock and disbelief when I was contacted by the Puerto Vallarta Writers Conference and invited to be a speaker. They apologized that they wouldn't be able to pay for anything but airfare. Were…See More
Jun 13, 2013
Katie McKnight commented on Sunny Frazier's blog post 'YOU'VE CHANGED—HAS YOUR WEBSITE?'
"Great advice.  I try to update my social network sites (including my website) every couple of days.   It is a lot of work.  Then again I have a book coming out this summer.  I am going to add this to my wall of information…"
May 17, 2013
Katie McKnight liked Sunny Frazier's blog post YOU'VE CHANGED—HAS YOUR WEBSITE?
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YOU'VE CHANGED—HAS YOUR WEBSITE?

Websites are now as important for establishing identity as a birth certificate or a driver's license. Yet, I've noticed that once an author puts one up, the site is often forgotten and neglected.I research authors when they send me query letters in my capacity as acquisitions editor for Oak Tree Press. I like to know who I'm dealing with and, short of doing a background check, websites are all I have to give me an inkling of their accomplishments up to this stage in their careers.When all of us…See More
May 13, 2013

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AM I A WRITER?

Posted on April 13, 2014 at 11:30pm 0 Comments

Last week at my writing group, one of the aspiring authors had a bit of a breakdown. She suffered from what all writers eventually go through. Her faith in her abilities was shaken, the struggle to get her story on paper seemed overwhelming, and the awful question loomed: Am I really a writer?

This rite of passage is crucial. Writing a book initially seems like fun. The potential novelist thinks, “Oh, I have stories to tell, I have a great imagination, I…

Continue

WRITING THE POLICE PROCEDURAL

Posted on March 13, 2014 at 11:00pm 1 Comment

Let's face it: people in law enforcement have the best stories to tell. Problem is, they are used to giving "Just the facts" as Joe Friday often reminded up. At this year's Public Safety Writers Conference in Vegas, I did a presentation to show how to turn those true stories into profitable fiction. I thought some of you might benefit from my notes.…

Continue

WELCOME TO YOUR WORLD

Posted on February 13, 2014 at 11:00pm 0 Comments

One of the curses of being a writer is when people say “I've had a fascinating life. You should write about me.”

I've had a fascinating life myself. I caused a small riot in a train station in Hanover, Germany, and another riot in a marketplace in…

Continue

WANTED: ACQUISITIONS EDITOR

Posted on January 13, 2014 at 11:00pm 1 Comment



WANTED

Acquisitions Editor

Independent Press

Salary: Below Minimum Wage…

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At 1:44am on July 9, 2012, Chuck Keyes (The Chuck!) said…

Sunny, top of the milky way to you,  and welcome to authors.com  …from The Chuck-master of Science Fiction Fantasy and fun…
        I write sci-fi fantasy novels filled with adventure, mystery, romance, drama, horror, and plenty of comedy… Sci-fi for every adult human to enjoy. I'm also a well-known published poet. When you have a few free moments to spare, please check out my Authors page and a few of my videos and blogs I have recently added. Many of my blogs consist of free to read enjoyable sci-fi stories that I reedited and united these twenty-two stories within an eBook titled: 'Epic Marvels'. One of my recent sci-fi novels is titled: 'They!', which is somewhat related to the 1954 sci-fi classic movie, 'Them!' I've just completed my next sci-fi mystery, titled: 'The Mysteries of Fuller Park'. A fun story based on the eerie satanic urban legends of Fuller Park, Athens, Texas. My next novel title is: 'It's Not A Lovable Pet Story!' LOL... It sure isn't another lovable pet story. Its Sci-fi horror at its best for delighting my many thousands of reading fans. Also, check out my famous 'Apollo Trilogy Novels'… Thanks…

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