Back of book blurb

Today on Kaz Talkz, I talk about the importance of not only a great Blurb for your book, but also few other things that you might not even consider going into your editing.

Josephine Marlin & The Alternatives is coming out this Christmas.

The new book cover hasn’t arrived yet, but as soon as it does, I will reveal it to the world ha ha ha lol.

In all seriousness, when I am satisfied with the new book cover for The Alternatives, I will make it available for my Kickstarter ,

Pozibles supporters as well as patron only access at my

Patreon site where it will remain a mystery for all others for a week.

I do hope you are enjoying my pre-publishing break down on my final run to the books release.

Thank you for all your support… you know who you are 😉


Shoveling shit from a seated position

Today I  talk about Stephen Kings statement from his Book, On writing: Shoveling shit from a sitting position.

I have not only read about this in Stephens book, I have actually experienced it.

What he is saying is that during the creation of a book, short story or any other creative outlet. We sometimes step back, look at what we have been doing and finally admit that when you try and put lipstick on a pig, it’s still a pig. I found myself writing a story, adding little pieces here and there to try and make it work when I came to the realisation that I had for weeks been shovelling shit from a seated position.

I stepped back, took another look at the story as an observer and recognised that it wasn’t working because i had been trying to put bandaids all aver it to try and make it work.

Do you know what I did?

I said to myself, Karen, you’ve been Shoveling shit from a sitting position and I put it away in another folder and started all over again. One time once enough. I recognise the signs now and stop before I repeat it all over again.