Writing

Words of wisdom from four publishing pros and advice on how to get started! #IndieMonth2017

#IndieMonth2017 is a four-week celebration of independence in publishing and spans two blogs: DaVinciKittie.com (you are here!) and my romance review site, GraveTells.com. Know you want to be in publishing, but not sure exactly what your niche is? Here are a few common roles in the publishing industry. Check out what these professionals have to say about why they do what they do and how they got started, and see if any of these are right for you.

Indie author Elicia Hyder on good guys who kill and personal trauma that motivates #AuthorInterview

Today I’m hosting romantic suspense author Elicia Hyder. I met Elicia at a recent conference and she gave me a copy of The Soul Summoner...which I sped through in less than a day. So I'm excited to welcome Elicia here to let me pick her brain about her fantastic debut novel. The Soul Summoner has more than 1,000 reviews on Amazon (1,800 on GoodReads!) with a solid 4.5 star rating. Keep reading for the interview!

It’s About Time #MadAboutDetails

Today's episode of #MadAboutDetails is all about verb use in sentence structure. Peek in and find out how rephrasing a sentence can slow down or speed up the action. Do you have any examples of your work where a sentence re-structuring boosted the the way a passage reads, its momentum?

All Tensed Up #MadAboutDetails

In this episode of #MadAboutDetails, find out how verb tense—adding a single word—changes a reader's perception of a character. Do you have any examples of your work where a seemingly simple verb tense decision significantly changes the way a passage reads, its intent?