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Youtube & Writers

I want to talk about Youtube. I have a Youtube channel to make funny videos and post my video book reviews. I’m always going back and forth in my mind on whether as a writer, a reader and an author is there more that I can do with Youtube.

I always watch people who have talents in cooking, singing, dancing etc that are more visual than writing and I get envious. People with those talents can quickly share their work on instagram, vine, youtube and more without getting people clicking off. I feel like writing something and reading it via Youtube people may be bored by that.

I want to give Youtube writing a try. It won’t be like Instagram writing where people post a chapter of a story with every picture they post. I think I want to talk more about all the ideas that come in my head, writing industry stuff, help promote other writers and more things along those lines.

As a self-published author of 14 books and still being very young, I think that I have a lot that I can share as well as learn from everyone out there. I just want to find ways to connect with other writers, authors and readers.

Any thoughts? I’d love to hear them.

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Are Our Characters Really Human?

As authors we have characters that do amazing things, we have characters that don’t do anything all. We have characters that are total fluff and mean nothing to the plot and are forgotten within 5 pages.

But these characters that we create, are they really human?

Do your characters use the bathroom ever?

Do your characters eat three meals a day?

Do your characters shower daily or weekly or ever?

Do your characters go by a normal week?

Do you keep track of day of the week for extra detail?

Do your characters change clothes every day?

There are so many things that are so small of a detail, but at the same time they seem so big. If I was to include the shower every morning that my character had would people get annoyed? If I told you the outfit each day that the character changed into would you care? Do you think it’s weird that my characters are on a journey and I haven’t mentioned once how they are bathing or using the bathroom?

Of course, yes if you’re characters are human then they do these things, but is it necessary to include alllll of these details? I guess not.

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Chase Tinker & The House of Magic BOOK REVIEW

Malia Ann Haberman’s Chase Tinker and The House of Magic

4 1/2 out of 5 read rating  A MUST READ MAGICAL BOOK

BOOK BLURB:

In Chase Tinker’s world, magic, lies and secrets can be a lethal combination…

Chase Tinker has the power to move things with his mind. His brother Andy can stop time. The thing is, they have no idea where these crazy abilities could’ve possible come from, and, are totally clueless on how to control them. Chase wants desperately to talk to his dad about it, but Benjamin Tinker has disappeared without a word.

It’s a huge shock to Chase and Andy when one day a grandfather they thought to be long dead arrives at their door. He invites them to come spend the summer with him and their cousin Janie on a remote island in an out-of-this-world house where fantastic magic can be found in practically every room, stairway and corridor. Chase can’t believe his dad has been lying and keeping so many important things from his sons.

Not long after the boys’ arrival at Grandfather’s house, their aunt, who has been on a mission to find their missing dad, turns up, hurt, sick—and alone. Now three of the biggest questions in their minds are: where in the world is their dad? And how will they find him? Or, is he…dead? It doesn’t help matters when Chase’s despicable cousin James arrives and turns everything upside down, even putting Chase’s life in mortal danger.

As he spends more time in the house, Chase begins to realize that, not only has their dad been keeping things from them, but Grandfather seems to be keeping several secrets of his own and Chase is bound and determined to find out just what those secrets are.

Chase soon finds out that all their magic is controlled by a strange, incredibly powerful relic hidden in the attic, and if anything happens to this relic every bit of Tinker magic will be lost forever. And, if this isn’t enough to worry about, the Tinkers are also facing a terrifying and powerful enemy that is determined to destroy the Tinkers and possess all their magic, their house and their Relic. Now Chase, along with Andy, Janie and their good friend Persephone, must find a way to stop these evil beings in order to save, not only themselves, but everyone else on the planet.

 

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Self Publishing Friends

My last post I wrote talks about self publishing and how I believe in self publishing, but I need more self publishing friends. I’m 20 years old and I’m on my tenth book. I’ve been doing this for about two years now, but I don’t know everything. Self publishing you are totally on your own. I love this, but then again I don’t. I have questions and I’m constantly googling self publishing blogs to see what they do and if I’m doing the same things. Trying to get tips from authors and writers everywhere, but sometimes I just need a friend.

to my self publishing people out there! LET’S BE FRIENDS!
Let’s work together. Let me talk about your books on my blog and on my twitter. Let’s get through this together!

 

Ellie Grace

http://www.voxacademyseries.com

http://www.elliegracenation.weebly.com

 

 

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Self Publishing Is Traditional

I’m a self publisher. 20 years old and I’m working on publishing my tenth book.

People argue that self publishing is bad and self publishing doesn’t have the quality that traditional publishers do, but I argue that self publishing is the most traditional way of publishing. Before there were publishing houses writers sat and hand wrote their short stories to share with people and before that people would pay to hear a story told of distant places. People were creating all by themselves. They were finding ways to get their work out and be paid for it.

Many people don’t realize that so many of the famous stories we love and look back to were self published first. Whether their stories were first denied by publishers or they self published first, they were self published. I can’t stand people who say all self published books are horrible because it’s very likely that a book you love was once self published.

It is traditional to share talents. It is traditional to put your foot out about something you’re passionate about. It is traditional to try to make money doing what you love to do. It is also traditional to take chances. Self publishers put themselves out there and work very hard to promote writings that they believe in. I say taking chances and that makes me laugh because it seems like I’m asking you to read a huge self published novel with a cover that has words misspelled.  No, that is not what I’m asking. I’m only asking that you don’t throw all self publishing authors in the same bin.

As for self publishing authors, I’m sticking up for us, but you better write the best gosh darn novel! (LOL.) Don’t put out crap. Edit and re-edit. Ask a friend, family member or me to read through what you write. You know what your novel is supposed to say, but someone else reading it only reads what it does say. For self publishing authors giving free ebooks is the best way to gain readers and test your foot in the publishing waters.

Self publishing is traditional. Putting your self and your work out there is traditional. It’s ordinary to share your work, but you hope that people find your work more extraordinary than anyone else in your field. So, good luck.

 

 

Ellie Grace

http://www.voxacademyseries.com

http://www.elliegracenation.com

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Focused.

I am almost deadly focused on my writing. Many people are out there getting into trouble or experimenting and living life as they like to call it, but I’d rather sit inside and write. To me my writing is my future. Writing is what I see myself doing as a career. So I feel that I have to have more than my foot in the door by the next coming year. I am doing everything on my own which puts a lot of added pressure on me, but I don’t mind. When I finish a novel project I feel more accomplished because I’ve written the book, edited the book, design the cover, and have done the promotion for it. This next book that I am working on will be my third published book and I want it to be something special. I’ve tried to go all out with everything I am doing for this book. I’ll have an amazing cover front to back, amazing promotional cards, funny stickers, and maybe even some youtube videos. I am really happy about this book. I can’t wait to share it with everyone out there! (:

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