How do you make your manuscript the best it can be? Writing it was the easy part, the fun time when you got that zesty feeling of creativity zinging through your veins. I am author hear me roar! Then the book is finished and when you’re done staring at it in awe, you realize the hard part is about to begin. Editing. Ugh. If only writers could just write and write and write. We would be the happiest people on earth. But the cold hard truth is every manuscript needs work, even those written by best-selling authors. So you roll up your sleeves and you dig in, telling yourself it won’t be that bad. You pour over it again and again. You stay up late reading and re-reading sections. You search for your bad habits. You fix the typos. When you’ve done everything you can and you’re sure it’s as good and clean as it can get, you nervously send it off…only to be rejected. Again and again. […]
The best thing about writing is you don’t have to follow no rules. Nah, you can type it how ya like. You can convey sahcasm with a properly misspelled word. You can make up words, if you grok what I’m saying. But what you can’t do, is misplace your modifier. What do I mean? If [...]
The common advice most writers get is that they need to be writing every day. The problem is, most writers who are still trying to get established have day jobs and families that take priority. So how to find the time to write? I know one writer who gets up at 4am every day to [...]
Have you ever wondered what it's like to be an author? Ever had that urge to sit down in front of a computer and bang out the Great American Novel? Are you sure you have a story that's just bursting to be told? The good news is in today's Print On Demand world, writers from every walk [...]
Sam Encounters a Strange Dwarf It's time to sound off! Now that you've had a chance to read the book, let me know what you thought. What did you think of Sam's discovery about who his parents really are? How crazy is it that he can travel through a stonefire to another realm?? [...]
I am thrilled to announce The Red Sun is now available for purchase on Amazon. Look for the Kindle version coming later this week. Long live Orkney and all her legends!
I am excited to announce The Red Sun is in final stages of production and will be ready for review mid-June 2014. The cover features the main character, Sam Baron, facing the throbbing red sun that is destroying the magical realm of Orkney. Sam must not only find a way to save his father from [...]
Welcome to the home page of Alane Adams! I am excited to introduce my readers to the fantastic realm of Orkney. The first book in the Legends of Orkney series, The Red Sun, will be available for purchase July 2014. The Red Sun introduces Sam Baron, a twelve-year-old boy with a penchant for losing his [...]