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Nashville Series Author Inglath Cooper Shares Her Top Writing Tips {Guest Post & Giveaway}

nashvillebannerWelcome to our stop on the tour for Nashville: Ready to Reach by Inglath Cooper. We are super excited to have a guest post by the author of the first novel in this new NA, contemporary romance series, as well as all the details on the book  and, you guessed it – we’ve got a giveaway, this time for a $50 Amazon gift card, so stay tuned!
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My Top Writing Tips

by Inglath Cooper

  1. My favorite platform for writing and publishing my books? Pressbooks.com. Why? On Pressbooks, I can create .mobi, .epub and .pdf files, edit them whenever I wish so that it is easy to correct a file and re-upload it if a mistake is discovered after publication.
  2. Try recording a first draft instead of writing it. Benefits? Dialogue tends to sound more natural. The story is more likely to move at a faster pace. With an app on your phone, you can record snippets of the story throughout your day. While driving to work, picking the kids up from school, etc. Try the app iTalk in the iTunes store.
  3. Consider hiring out the typing of the draft once you’ve recorded it. You can also have the typist transcribe the story in chunks as you go along rather than all at one time. Elance.com is a good source for this kind of assistance.
  4. Set a word quota for yourself each day. This particular tip goes against my creative brain’s desire not to follow maps, recipes, and to-do lists. However, I have proven to myself time and time again that setting a daily quota, one that is not setting me up to fail but is reasonable enough for me to achieve with what I know to be a typical day for me.
  5. Read constantly. This is something I think most writers do anyway, just because we love it so much. But there are so many wonderful books to choose from. When one of those books deeply resonates with you, see if you can make a list of the reasons why. What particular things did the writer do to make the story memorable? I think when we become conscious of those things, it helps us to be aware of the experience we hope to give our own readers.
  6. Keep a journal. Young writers can really develop their voice by journaling. The relaxed way in which we jot down our thoughts and observations from the day can bring out our natural writing style and help hone our writer’s fingerprint: our voice.

About the Author

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RITA AWARD WINNING AUTHOR INGLATH COOPER writes books that aim to give her readers a mini-vacation. A stretch of time during which they can visit other places and other people’s lives. Her books have reached the top 100 Amazon Kindle Bestseller list, with Truths and Roses hitting #11.

Inglath Cooper’s Nashville series became a reality after she spent time in Music City, writing lyrics with other songwriters. She fell in love with the community and gets to revisit regularly through her characters.

Find Her All The Places:

Facebook |  Twitter |  Website |  Goodreads

About the BookTitle: Ready to Reach (Nashville #1)
Author: Inglath Cooper
Genre: NA, Contemporary, Romance
Publication:  Oct 4, 2012

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Ever thought a dream might pass you by?

Nineteen-year old CeCe Mackenzie is determined to make her dreams come true. She heads for Nashville with not much more to her name than a guitar, a Walker Hound named Hank Junior and an old car she’d inherited from her grandma called Gertrude. But when Gertrude ends up on the side of I-40 in flames, Nashville has never seemed farther away. Help arrives in the form of two Georgia football players headed for the Nashvilledream as well. When Holden Ashford and Thomas Franklin stop to offer CeCe and Hank Junior a ride, fate may just give a nod to serendipity and meant to be. Because while CeCe is chasing after her dream, she might find love as well.

New Adult Romance where “the characters are so alive you can almost hear them next to you.”

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{ The 1st Book is FREE right now on Kindle! }

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Giveaway Time

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1 –  $50 Amazon Gift Card

(Open Internationally)

(Ends Oct 8th, 2015)

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Thanks for stopping by our leg of the tour. Feel free to check out some of the other stops on the tour. Let me know if you check out this book. I’d love to know what you think.

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