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. :)
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.
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.