first time are enjoying our tall tales.
I am also ecstatic to report that The Lost Heir audiobook has gone on sale at Audible.com & Amazon
We're going to do a focus on the audiobook and introduce you to our amazingly talented narrator, Jamie Du Pont MacKenzie, probably next week, once we confirm the audiobook's availablility on iTunes and Amazon.
If you're a parent and you don't have time to read this book to your kid, let Jamie do it! He does the voices and everything. And how! You should hear his Malwort. *grins*
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Thankfully, these guys couldn't have been nicer to us, and WOW was I ever inspired by all the talent and creativity of so many young writers in the group! E and I talked about how we go about writing our books and gave some tips for building conflict (uh, in stories, not in life, haha) and tightening up the dreaded Sagging Middles of stories where so many writers, both new and experienced, find their manuscripts starting to flounder.
On that note, I want to share a resource - an awesome writing book - with you that'll be a huge help to writers of all ages. I've read dozens and dozens of writing how-to books, I own more than I can count, and this is possibly the best one I've ever read:
It's called MILLION DOLLAR OUTLINES by David Farland.
This guy taught creative writing in college to Brandon Mull (Fablehaven) and Stephanie Meyer (Twilight). He is also a beloved sci-fi/fantasy writer in his own right under the name David Wolverton.
Now here is the terrible part.
Mr. Farland/Wolverton's 16 year old son,
Ben, has been in a terrible accident and all of us authors who have so much respect for his dad are trying to rally support for the family.
Buying this book will directly help them. Unfortunately, like many artists, they don't have any insurance and they expect medical bills in the millions. So, please pass on the word about
this and if you're going to be only one book on writing, please start here. (Prayers for Ben are welcome, too.) Here's the link:
So, thanks for your interest in helping them out. I really can't say enough
good about Million Dollar Outlines, too! It is a great place for any aspiring
(or experienced!) author to start.
Enjoy your weekend ~