Come out, come out, wherever you are! This July 14th 2018 catch me at Atlanta’s Kickback book festival signing copies of the Falling for a Rose and In the Heart of a Valentine series. I’d love to meet you! Put your vacation time in at work and make preparations to come out and enjoy yourself, meet yours truly, and possibly find new authors you’ll love. Hope you see you there!
It’s that time of year again! Starting November 1st authors and writers around the globe will be taking to their keyboards to write the novel inside them. The goal of NanoWriMo is to write a 50,000 word novel in 30 days. Granted a lot of writers already have this down pack but a lot of writers don’t. I will be participating this year and Nano is always a challenge for me. I’ve done this challenge about four times now so this will be my fifth go round with two wins under my belt! As for the other two times I tried, well… I have no excuses, I will start off doing great getting the words down and will feel fantastic. For the first two weeks I am good and on board but then I start to stutter and get stuck in where I’m going with the story, ONLY WHEN I DON’T OUTLINE (sorry for screaming). Every year I go back to this video because it gives me great motivation.
Gotta love it! Open Ellbey gives good advice on writing an outline so you practically have the story you want to write and the detail and/or the big picture so you won’t have the problem of getting stuck. For me I am a details writer, so I start out writing down the big picture. What do I want to happen in this book? From there I write down major events. This was a spin off of the big picture, basically breaking down so to speak what major events would happen to lead to the big picture. From there I write down details for each of these events. It helps me form a great outline and I’m all ready to begin writing. I can truly see the 50,000 words accomplished by the end of November.
So to all of you who haven’t tried this challenge and to the one’s who have tried but did not reach the 50k goal don’t fret! If at first you don’t succeed, dust yourself off and try again! That’s our motto! Never give up! Besides, even if you write 10k, 20k, 30k, or even 40k, that’s thousands of words you have that you didn’t before. If you are an aspiring writer Nano is a good start to get you pumped and ready for the writing world. For those of you who have tried Nano and successfully won the challenge KUDO’S to you! You rock! I can be found just about anywhere on social media (almost anyway). Make me your writing buddy on Nano’s website http://nanowrimo.org, my username is Stephanienrrs1. Let’s keep each other informed and encouraged to reach these goals at the end of the day that’s what it’s all about! Follow me on twitter and tell me about your progress @stephanienrrs1 using the hashtag #NanoWriMo. I am also apart of a small writing group and during Nano season we’re completely pumped and encouraging one another! If you would like to join, you must be participating in Nano and be ready to run! If you’d like to be added to this group just comment below with your Facebook name. Happy writing!
Calling all Memphis Tennesseans and surrounding areas! I will be participating in a book festival in September and it will be my first time in this type of event. This should be exciting. Along with me will be my mini street team which includes my hubby Patrick… (we were rock climbing and he thought this hat on my head was so funny and it was so not.) and my sister April who is an Interior Designer at Sublime Design Home we will be having a good time for this event. As of right now I have two full novels published and two short stories, however at the time of the festival I will have three full novels. Part one, two, and three of Trouble In Paradise and possibly a Stand-a-lone title “Mistaken Identity”. Currently my short stories are only available for digital download but hey anything’s possible right. I may just have some of those with me also. Getting prepared for this festival has been fun. There will be three awesome prizes to win along with swag bag giveaways to all of my mailing list subscribers and Facebook friends who come out to see me! Everyone loves a good prize right?
The BWABC (Black Writers And Book Clubs) Literacy Festival is an annual festival promoting literacy by connecting authors with avid readers and book clubs. It is held annually during National Literacy Month.
WHEN: September 20, 2014
WHERE: Hilton Hotel, 939 Ridge Lake Boulevard
10 A.M-5 P.M
If you’re a Book Club you can register for free by going to