“When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie, that’s amore . . .”
Written by Jac Brooks and Harry Warren in the early 50s, Dean Martin sang that catchy upbeat song like no one else.
amore = l’amour = love
As bloggers and writers, we have amore for our crafts. It’s a drive, a passion, something we can’t imagine not doing. As such, we should endeavor to make it the best we can.
And to make it the best we can, we need to constantly be editing, so that our:
♥ words are fresh
♥ writing is readable (attention-grabbing)
♥ posts and books have readers wanting to come back for more!
Writing is like building a pizza pie. You have your basic layer with tomato sauce and cheese: the plot/storyline. Then you build.
Add characters and complications (tension, conflict, quests). Throw in complexity (twists and turns, enemies and frenemies). Boost the “flavor” with logic and resolution(s).
If the ingredients don’t quite come together, that’s okay. We build another one—the right one, the perfect one.
Rejoice in the final product, the appealing bouquet. That’s amore.
I'm primarily a writer of fiction and blog posts, and a sometimes editor and proofreader of books, manuals, and film/television scripts. Fact-checking and researching, organizing and coordinating are skills and joys (I enjoy playing detective and developing structure). My fiction audience: lovers of female-sleuth mysteries. My genres of preference: mysteries (needless to say), women’s fiction, informative and helpful “affirmative” non-fiction.
So-o, here I am, staring up a new blog for aspiring and established e-Book writers. The plan: to share the (long) journey of getting to this stage, and share "learnings" and "teachings". There's a lot I hope to accomplish with this blog, but it may be a while before that happens as there's a lot on the ol' plate - taking care of Mom, working full-time, and attempting to get another book in the Triple Threat Investigation Agency series written (never mind blog postings and other writing projects).
It's very challenging and it's all good. As I like to say: teeny focused baby steps are just as effective as long forceful strides. It may take a little longer, but we will get there.
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