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  1. Barbara Sheridan

    Welcome to the Brainstorming Corner

    I'm sorry for not checking back sooner and you've probably figured this out by now, but ins ated of having Summer in teh name maybe something "summer related" The Brightvale or The Goldenlands?
  2. Barbara Sheridan

    Welcome to the Brainstorming Corner

    I'm coming at this as not a major reader of fae stories but I am familiar and have read some stories set in such realms. How is your world set up? Are there different "factions" or are the various areas specific to the seasons?
  3. Barbara Sheridan

    Lecture Moving Forward

    Thank you for the great information!
  4. Barbara Sheridan

    Lecture Anatomy of a BB CPC ad

    Thank you. I was wondering about the font color. The default was white but it was hard for me to read. My eyesight is pretty wonky these days so it's hard for me to judge.
  5. Barbara Sheridan

    Lecture Anatomy of a BB CPC ad

    I've been playing with Book Brush and think this template works (small town, second chance romance) The template front was white and it didn't stand out enough to me. I'm not loving it but for a first attempt it seems not too awful. ;)
  6. Barbara Sheridan

    Lecture Using BB's Ad Generator

    Thank you so much for the visual how-to. :giggle: Here's my attempt for a backlist book I've had on Amazon for awhile now. I think I'll have to lighten the cover or see if the designer will do it for me. It seems fine on Amazon.
  7. Barbara Sheridan

    Lecture Ready for some Bookbub Cost Per Click Ads!

    Hello! I've been published for quite a number of years but most of my work is out of print with e-publisher closures so I've been doing a bit of revising and trying to put them on Amazon when I'm to get covers so I hope this class might help me learn to bring new readers to some of my favorite...
  8. Barbara Sheridan

    Discussion March 2 Check In

    I managed to get an important scene done today. It's 895 words and closes out the first act and sets up a point of conflict for my hero and heroine who finally made their relationship commitment at the end of the previous chapter. ;) Barb Sheridan
  9. Barbara Sheridan

    Goals Introduce yourself and list your goal!

    Hi there, I'm late joining in but i made it. My main goal is to finish the sequel to an out of print books and self publish them both. Barb Sheridan
  10. Barbara Sheridan

    Lecture WRITING HISTORICAL RS: Intro

    Hello Beth & everyone! I've been a history lover as long as I can remember and I devoured books by Victoria Holt, Norah Lofts, Barbara Michaels/Elizabeth Peters, Taylor Caldwell & R.F.Delderfeld. I especially loved ones with suspense and possibly villianous heroes and mysteries to uncover. I...
  11. Barbara Sheridan

    Lecture 1 Welcome and Intro -- Read This First

    Hi everyone, I need to play catch up as well. Most of my adult romances and an upper YA mystery have gone out of print and I'm very slowly trying to get them back out. I've been using Vellum (via some used Apple laptops) but this past Christmas I took advantage of a a special financing deal and...
  12. Barbara Sheridan

    I've loved historical fiction for as long as I can remember. One of the first books I remember...

    I've loved historical fiction for as long as I can remember. One of the first books I remember reading when I was in elementary school was a fictionalized account of Lady Jane Grey. Around highschool I discovered Taylor Caldwell, John Jakes and the the gothics of Norah Lofts and Victoria Holt...
  13. Barbara Sheridan

    Great idea. Seventeen-year-old gamers must rely on each other and the strategy skills leaned...

    Great idea. Seventeen-year-old gamers must rely on each other and the strategy skills leaned on virtual battlefields to evade those out to destroy their prominent families.
  14. Barbara Sheridan

    Thanks, Laura, I'll look for that.

    Thanks, Laura, I'll look for that.
  15. Barbara Sheridan

    Thank you. Do check out the comp titles, the sample look inside on Kindle sucked me right in and...

    Thank you. Do check out the comp titles, the sample look inside on Kindle sucked me right in and I tend to be a "hard sell". :giggle:
  16. Barbara Sheridan

    Lecture Lesson 2: Defining Concept

    Two teenage loners must rely on each other and the strategy skills learned from PC gaming to evade those out to destroy their prominent families.
  17. Barbara Sheridan

    Lecture Introduction and Lesson 1: YA and MG Explained

    I'm sure late getting to the exercises but here goes. Exercise 1: My female main character Desiree (Des) Hartley will be 16/17 My male main character (no name yet) will be the same. Both are old enough to have more freedom but won't actually have been able to use it because of their...
  18. Barbara Sheridan

    Lecture Welcome from your instructor!

    Hello! I'm Barb, who is currently living with home remodeling work chaos and my awesome 14 yr old granddaughter who'll be staying a few weeks. I pubbed a YA timetravel mystery with Month9Books that has since gone out of contract. I plan to rework that and do a sequel. A couple months ago I...
  19. Barbara Sheridan

    Discussion So long and thanks!

    You posted a lot of great information I know I'll be referring back to.. You definitely know the ins and out of writing page turners.
  20. Barbara Sheridan

    Lecture Lesson 14 Misleading the Reader

    I always wondered where the red herring phrase came from. I never expected to mean actual herrings. :giggle: I think I did pretty well with the red herrings vs true villain in the book before my WIP. Hopefully I'll be able to come up with some fairly soon. Also, Thank you for the informative...