Tuesday, March 14, 2023

Celebrate a New Release by Author Sandra Cox--Return to Silverhills, Tips and Topics for Writers #indiewriter, #western


Hello and welcome to the monthly edition of Tips and Topics for Writers--always available the third Wednesday of each month. 

Tips and Topics for Writers

Please say "howdy" to my friend, honorary cousin and talented storyteller, Sandra Cox. We are celebrating the new release of her sequel, Return to Silverhills!

Return to Silverhills by Sandra Cox

Western--Romance--Adventure Novel

A trail boss with a fast gun. A damaged woman. 

A cattle drive fraught with danger. And a combustible attraction.

 Return to Silverhills Buy Link


I'm a big fan of all of Sandra's Westerns. They are set in different time periods and locations. Her stories draw readers into her rambunctious Western adventures and pull their heartstrings during the romantic trials of the main characters.

Sandra, an award-winning and category amazon best-selling author shares a clear and concise list of tips for you today, plus a game! 

Yee-haw, pardner, what are your tips?

Greetings everyone. Thanks for hosting me, Cuz, and helping me get the word out on Return to Silverhills.

Are J.Q. and I really cousins? Maybe not, but we keep checking the family tree for a connection.

 

WRITING TIPS FROM SANDRA COX

1.       READ. Read everything you can get your hands on. Read for entertainment. Read to learn and strengthen your craft. Read. Read. Read.

2.       WRITE. Write down those ideas before they slip away. Write through your block.  Maybe it’s not what you want to say but it can always be revised. There’s no revising nothing. If your muse continues to balk, set your WIP aside, work on something else and come back to it later.

3.       RESEARCH. No matter what genre you are writing in, chances are you will need to do some research.

4.       After you’ve finished your WIP (work-in-progress), go back through and TIGHTEN it up, cut out any extraneous words.

5.       EDIT, then edit some more.

6.       And when you’re done editing, PROOF it.

7.       Got CRITIQUE partners? Have them look it over. Maybe even before you edit and proof.

8.       Send it to your BETA readers.

9.       NETWORK

  And finally, the bane of most writers, MARKET your story.

Got any tips you’d like to share?

Can you find the writing tips in the puzzle below?

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Writer's Tips Puzzle from Sandra Cox-- 

The answer key can be found at the end of the post. No peeking!!!


Click the links to visit Sandra's previous posts on this blog.

Mateo's Blood Brother

Geller's Find

About Sandra:

Sandra, who also writes as S. Cox, is a vegetarian, animal lover and avid gardener. She lives with her husband, their dog and

Author Sandra Cox
cats in sunny North Carolina.

An award-winning author, her stories consist of all things Western and more.

She spent a number of years in the Midwest chasing down good Southern BBQ. By the time she moved to North Carolina where Southern BBQ is practically a staple, she’d become a vegetarian.


Pineapple is a must-have on pizza, along with black olives and onions.

She loves pumpkin waffles. Pumpkin cream cheese, not so much.


Connect with Sandra:

Sandra's Author Page 

Cowboy Trivia 


Do you like to read Westerns? Time travel stories? Do you have a question for Sandra about her writing? Please leave a comment below.


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9 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

And most of that has to do with writing and editing.
Congratulations to Sandra!

Natalie Aguirre said...

Congrats to Sandra. Thanks for the tips.

Sandra Cox said...

Thanks for going above and beyond to help me get the word out, Cuz.
Appreciate ya.
Hugs

Sandra Cox said...

Indeed, Alex.
Thanks, Natalie. You are most welcome.

J.Q. Rose said...

Yes, Alex!
Hi, Natalie. Thanks for stopping by.

J.Q. Rose said...

You are so welcome, Sandra! Having fun sharing your great stories!

D.L. Finn said...

Great tips, Sandra :) Loved the puzzle and of course Return to Silverhills!

J.Q. Rose said...

I'm glad you liked the puzzle. Sandra's a pretty clever gal!!

Sandra Cox said...

Thanks, Denise. And thanks for pit-stopping by:) xo
Janet, It must run in the family:)

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