Monday, September 1, 2014

Jo Noelle Blog Hop

Jo Noelle is the pen name that Canda and I use to write. It looks better at the bottom of a cover than trying to squish both our long names together. :) You can click the name to go to our Facebook page.

We decided a while ago that we waited to release three books all together when we first published so as we worked, we saved up the ones that were done and now, after lots of preparation they are available!!

Honesty, I'm 90% over-the-moon excited and 10% freaking out. Please check them out and leave a review, after all, that's the awesome-st thing you can do for a brand new indie author. :)


Here's our Author Page on Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/Jo-Noelle/e/B00MS0XT7G/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_pop_1

and Goodreads(please be kind)  :)  https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22924013-lexi-s-pathetic-fictional-love-life




Lexi's Pathetic Fictional Love Life 
Falling in love is easy in fiction--in high school, not so much.

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Damnation 
Cassie is going to heaven--if she can get amnesty from hell in the next 20 days.

Buy DAMNATION on Amazon

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Newbie 
The housing market is crashing, and Sophies' life is crashing with it.

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We are giving away a $100.00 Amazon gift card to ONE lucky winner!

Visit these other blogs that are participating 
for more chances to win:
1. Procrastination Station
2. Lala's Books
3. Weaving a Tale or Two
4. Adrienne Monson
5. S. J. Henderson, Author
6. Lindzee Armstrong/Lydia Winters
7. Renae's Writespot
8. Author, Julie L. Casey
9. Christy Dorrity
10. Writing Robin
11. Jordan McCollum
12. Lisa Swinton, Queen of Random
13. Word Paintings Unlimited, Author Sherry Gammon
14. Cortney Pearson
15. Canda's InkBlast

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Thursday, July 17, 2014

The 12 1/2 Rules of writing. . . .is that it?

I saw this poster the other day on Pinterest and thought I would share it here. I found it lovely that there are only 12 1/2 rules to being a writer. Sounds easy enough right? :)



But really when you break it down, it resembles more closely the daily ins and outs of writing. Here are the ones I need to work on to become a better author:
1- Writing every day, finding the time, chasing down the muse and pushing through the wall.
2-Stepping back and really being honest with myself about my writing. Did I just skip that paragraph? yeah, I did. My reader will to. Sharpen it or pull it out.
5-Widen my characters interests and looks. I don't fit perfectly in a social norm box, and neither should my characters, make them memorable and as unique as people really are!
8-Some stories are there to just be enjoyed, not necessarily to have a moral, don't stress if mine is on the enjoyment side.
9-Inspiration strikes when you can't find a paper or pen, I'm sure of it. I have many grocery receipts and eyeliner scrawled notes from moments I was caught unprepared without pen and paper.
12- I've personally found that if I'm stuck, I think of what the story would sound like written from another characters POV and I find I can break through my wall of worry and get back to the scene I have to finish.

And there you have it!

 What rules do you like best?

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Movie Trailer

There's the trailer for If I Stay
What do you think? Have you read the book? Will you go see the film?
I think it looks like it'll match the book fairly well, which means I'll need tissues at the theater.


Friday, April 11, 2014

Water

Your body needs water to maintain it's self-- here's an info-graphic to get you motivated to pour a glass of WATER. :)  


Friday, March 21, 2014

Friday Feature

Mix-up Features
This first one has one guy singing Katy Perry's Dark Horse in 20 different artist's styles

I love how this next guy hits the highs ans lows both so well!
One Man Les Miserables Nick Pitera Medley

Just a beautiful song well done.
How Great Thou Art - Acapella Arrangement, Sam Robson


What do you think? Which is your favorite?