Mae’s Blog

Needing Help?

Posted by on Jul 11, 2013 in Mae's Blog | Comments Off on Needing Help?

Is it valuable to have help in writing your book? Only if you want to be professional in your presentation.

Maybe you think you’re too young to write.

Willa Cather says, “Most of the basic material a writer works with is acquired before the age of fifteen.”

You can reach younger people than I can in my writing. You’re there. You understand.

“It is the writer who might catch the imagination of young people, and plant a seed that will flower and come to fruition.”- Isaac Asimov

All writers can benefit from help on the road to producing a book – no matter what their age. Find a coach.

Mama’s dimentia

Posted by on Jul 8, 2013 in Mae's Blog | Comments Off on Mama’s dimentia

The first time Mama called me Mama was initially funny. I remember calling my kids by the wrong name, but then I realized she actually thought she had called me by the right name. It gave me a sinking feeling and took away any doubt about her condition. My heart was broken.
Some years earlier one of Mama’s sisters who was a reflexologist told Mother she had “hardening of the arteries.” Mother asked her doctor and he said everyone her age had that. I shrugged it off at the time. I now know that is one of the tags used for dementia. It indicates blockage of the arteries to the brain, which causes loss of memory.
-from When Your Mama Calls You Mama by Mae Hoover –an e-book purchable through Smashwords.com or Amazon.comMama_slider

One Day I’ll be an Author

Posted by on Jul 2, 2013 in Foundation for Publication | Comments Off on One Day I’ll be an Author

Mae as Mother Goose, the famous author

Mae as Mother Goose, the famous author

So you Want to Be an Author
From Affiliated Authors by Paul

“One day when I finish my novel”
“I aspire to be an author”
“One day when I finish my novel”
“I want to be a published author”

And the list goes on. But the truth is, unless you act today and do it, there will be no “one day”. It is a myth, designed to reassure yourself there is hope. But you will never really know success until you launch ahead, grabbing the proverbial bull by its fountain pen dipped horns, wrestle it to the page and scribe those words your heart bleeds every single day of your life.

Stop and Think about It.

Posted by on Jun 27, 2013 in Mae's Blog | Comments Off on Stop and Think about It.

For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord. They are plans for good and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.  Jeremiah 29:11 (the Living Bible)

Do you wonder, as a writer, what God’s plans are for you?  Do you feel frustrated with your writing?

Take some time off and consider how great is our God.  Pray and ask for wisdom.  Sometimes you have to leave what you’re writing and come back to it later.

Writers Block

Posted by on Jun 22, 2013 in Foundation for Publication, Mae's Blog | Comments Off on Writers Block

Writers BlockAbout Writers Block

it is no fun.

How’s your writing going?

 Is your book ready to go to the Publisher?

 You set a goal to get it finished and another year is almost half over.  Call me if you’re ready to get it done.  817 229 4895.

 If you’ve hit a writers’ block, let’s talk about it.

Who is your target audience?

Posted by on Apr 15, 2013 in Mae's Blog | Comments Off on Who is your target audience?

Target-AudienceWho is your target audience for the book in your head?  Be very specific: age, sex, occupation, geographic location… The more specific you are the better your book will be accepted.  If you can actually get a picture of your target (from photograph or magazine) and place it above your computer so you actually write to that person, you’ll make your writing specific as well.

If you’re writing fiction you’ll have to flesh out your characters.  If you have a picture it makes it easier to write the details of physical aspects, which help the character aspects to follow.  You’ll want to determine the geographical aspects as well.  Will it take place on the beach? At the ocean? In the woods at a cabin?  Work out all the details before you start writing.

If you’re writing a life experience you already know the above details, but make note of them before starting.  Business books are a different story, but you still have to determine the points you want to cover in advance.

If I Wrote a Book Workbook

Posted by on Mar 23, 2013 in Books | Comments Off on If I Wrote a Book Workbook

If I Wrote A Book - WorkbookIf I Wrote a Book  is a workbook for beginning writers to start the book they’ve been thinking about.  It is a step-by-step guide with work sheets after each chapter for the writer to begin the actual process of writing.  If the potential writer does not with to enroll as a client with a coach this workbook would be a good way to start.

The Fleeced Flock

Posted by on Mar 16, 2013 in Books | Comments Off on The Fleeced Flock

Fleeced Flock_medThe Fleeced Flock & The Bearded Bandit – When Good Pastors Go Bad, is the story of a congregation of people following the arrest of their beloved pastor for robbing banks to pay for prostitutes.

The book is not about the sins of the pastor as much as it is of the wounds inflicted by his deception.

Would it be valuable to have help writing your book?

Posted by on Mar 15, 2013 in Foundation for Publication | Comments Off on Would it be valuable to have help writing your book?

ClarityMaybe you think you’re too young to write. You’re not. Willa Cather says, “Most of the basic material a writer works with is acquired before the age of fifteen.” You can reach younger people than I can in my writing. You’re there. You understand.

All writers can benefit from help on the road to producing a book – no matter what their age. Secretary Hillary Clinton wrote a book, It Takes a Village, stating everyone has to participate in raising a child. Well it takes a village to produce a book. Dozens of resource people participate in getting and keeping the writer on the right road.

We need mentors, writing guides, family and friends, printers, website developers and lots of other people to get our work produced and published. (more…)

How can I make a difference in the world?

Posted by on Sep 26, 2011 in Foundation for Publication | Comments Off on How can I make a difference in the world?

WriterHow can I make a difference in the world? Write!

Write what?
Start with letters to the editor in newspapers and your favorite magazines. Clip them and start a portfolio of published work. It doesn’t matter if you are paid or not. You are published. Church bulletins and newsletters are good starting places.