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The Writing Life: Why Aren’t You Writing?

So often I hear people say they would love to write if they only had time. It’s as if they imagine writing as this easy breezy life where writers sit around sipping coffee with their boatloads of free time, deliriously caught up in an imaginary world. The truth is very different. Real writers write because writing is what they do. I don’t mean for a living, I mean, it is the primary way they communicate. They journal. They have streams of ideas. They constantly scribble notes about stories they may never write. Characters populate their life. Imaginary conversations stream live in their head. Real writers write on a near daily basis because it’s an extension of their self. […]

July 6th, 2014|Writing Life|

The Writing Life: Can You Hear Me Now?

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. […]

July 3rd, 2014|Writing Life|

The Writing Life: Have You Misplaced Your Modifier?

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 [...]

July 1st, 2014|Writing Life|

The Writing Life: Write Every Day?

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 [...]

June 30th, 2014|Writing Life|

The Writing Life: Find A Good Editor

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 [...]

June 29th, 2014|The Red Sun Book|

Readers Let Me Hear From You!

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?? [...]

June 27th, 2014|The Red Sun Book|

It’s Here!

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!

June 24th, 2014|The Red Sun Book|

The Red Sun Ready For Review!

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 [...]

June 11th, 2014|The Red Sun Book|

Hello world!

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 [...]

April 30th, 2014|Alane Adams, Legends of Orkney, The Red Sun Book|