When we contacted Deeanne she gave us the following advice;
As for words of advice, I think the best advice I can give is:
1) Learn your craft. (And you’re off to a good start if you’re attending this retreat!)
2) Finish the book. (Truly. You wouldn’t believe how many people never finish their book. You can always go back and edit, but that book needs to be finished before you can proceed to the next step … publishing!)
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We are sharing some of Deeanne’s tips with you this evening from this wonderful sequence of videos she has produced on the craft of writing.
The introduction to Deeanne’s video blog. Write the book you are excited about.
What to Leave Out
Deeanne talks about judging contests, editing, writing and advises us on what to leave out and why in this Two Minute Tip video.
In our second video Deeanne explores how to write conflict and drive your book forward. This video includes great advice from this International Best Selling Author.
How to Write Conflict
Our final tip for aspiring writers is about character. This is a really interesting way of working and beats my index card system. Advice on how to give your protagonists depth.
How to Give Your Character Depth
We hope to bring you more from Deeanne Gist next year.
In our very first INKSPILL, back in 2013 we looked at writing historical novels. Deeanne Gist is an International Bestselling Author who writes historical novels with romantic twists. Her background is in education and journalism.
Deeanne Gist has rocketed up the bestseller lists and captured readers everywhere with her very original, very fun historical & contemporary love stories. She has four RITA nominations, two consecutive Christy Awards, rave reviews, and a growing loyal fan base and she still took time to respond to our emails.
You can find information on her books and lots more at her website.
Deeanne has been producing some great videos to help with the craft of writing. It is these videos we will feature this evening.
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Deeanne would like me to point you in the direction of a real conference happening in America – so if you are based in the States, you may want to make travel plans to attend La Jolla Writers Conference in San Diego, CA.
Her latest release, Tiffany Girl, was touted as a “Must Year of the Year!” by USA Today and one of the Top 10 Most Anticipated Books of 2015 by Huffington Post.