Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Finding Time to Write GUest Blog and GIveaway with Liz Schulte

This may be one of the biggest challenges in writing. I don’t often have writers block, and I’m never short on ideas, but time is always an issue. Short of getting Hermione’s time-turner, I don’t see this problem changing in the near future. I work a full time job and do some editing on the side. When you add spending time with my family and friends, working out, and sleep there really isn’t any time left in the day. However, writing is my passion and the one thing I almost always want to do more than anything else, so I make time for it.

I use my driving, showering, and exercise time to think about and plan scenes in my head. I will run through dialogue to make sure it sounds natural and jot down notes on random scraps of paper so I don’t forget. I often write over my lunch hour and between 10:00 p.m. and midnight (sometimes later).

The most important trick I have found is to write every single day. I was told once writing is marathon not a sprint. Even if you can only write 20 words in a day that is 20 more words than you had before, and you will eventually make to end. Also the more frequently you write the easier it becomes to do it every day. The characters are there ready and waiting to have their stories told, you just have to take the time to listen.

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Book Two The Guardian Trilogy

By Liz Schulte

Hearts break. Loved ones are lost. Life keeps moving.

Olivia Martin’s afterlife was more dangerous and confusing than her life ever was. She thought she was ready to come back, to forget about Holden and to let go of the rage consuming her. Fulfilling her destiny as a guardian was all that mattered—the past could stay hidden in the crevices of her mind. However, when guardians are murdered and the evidence points towards jinn, she has to do something. To save anyone’s future, Olivia will have to confront the one person from her past she is terrified to see.

Holden waited for Olivia with the hope he would see her one more time. But when she didn’t return, he found salvation in darkness. The black and twisted road made it easier to forget what he lost than to live with the memory of what he had. An unexpected promotion shoves him into a world of intoxicating power and influence. Holden will have to choose between his new life and the woman he thought was gone forever.

From the ashes of Secrets, Choices are born that will change everything.

YouTube- Book 1 Secrets

About the Author:

Many authors claim to have known their calling from a young age. Liz Schulte, however, didn't always want to be an author. In fact, she had no clue. Liz wanted to be a veterinarian, then she wanted to be a lawyer, then she wanted to be a criminal profiler. In a valiant effort to keep from becoming Walter Mitty, Liz put pen to paper and began writing her first novel. It was at that moment she realized this is what she was meant to do. As a scribe she could be all of those things and so much more.

When Liz isn’t writing or on social networks she is inflicting movie quotes and trivia on people, reading, traveling, and hanging out with friends and family. Liz is a Midwest girl through and through, though she would be perfectly happy never having to shovel her driveway again. She has a love for all things spooky, supernatural, and snarky. Her favorite authors range from Edgar Allen Poe to Joseph Heller to Jane Austen to Jim Butcher and everything in between.

Liz would love to hear from you and what you thought of Dark Corners.

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Wenona said...

Sorry once again blogger did not post a scheduled stop

I'm not sure why they keep reverting to draft format after I set them up to post at a scheduled time

Sorry this is later going up, hate being late for the tour stops

Lisa Markson said...

Loved loved this book

Liz Schulte's Blog said...

Thank you for having me on your blog!

Donna said...

thanks so much would love to read

Patti said...

thanks for giveaway

Evelyn said...