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The “March Into Spring” Series
If there’s a series we really need to revisit right now, it’s Royalene’s “March Into Spring” series from last year, in which our (very much missed) writer-in-digital-residence delivered some instrumental advice in how to prepare ourselves for the months ahead. And wow, just looking out the window right now? There’s a fresh foot of snow on the ground here, as there is in many places across the United States, and this after a week in which it felt as though the groundhog lied–that there’s be no more winter after all. Let’s just say we’re in transition, and we’re thinking hard about what it means to be an author in a changing world.
In this, the first post of her series, Royalene gives some tips especially useful to memoirists or those authors thinking of taking their first steps down the path to writing a memoir.
In this, the second post of her series, Royalene focuses in on the Fiction, Mystery, and Historical Fiction genres. How close to real modern life are these genres? How and why do we love them the way that we do? Royalene has some insights, and useful ones to an author looking for that one last reason to dive in to one of these genres. As always, Royalene has a fine understanding of why authors write, and where inspiration comes from.
Third time’s a charm, right? Well, with Royalene every post is charming, and this third installment of her series is no exception. Here, Royalene touches on a couple of genres and publishing categories particularly close to her own heart: Inspirational Nonfiction and Spiritual Fiction. She introduces a few of her latest favorite books from those categories (particularly the nonfiction) and explains just why they work so very well.
Circling back to true stories and memoir, Royalene touches on another important truth: “Deep within every writer’s heart I believe we all have this dream of leaving a legacy of written work behind us. It is not a pipe-dream. We can do it, too!” The power of true stories and memoir, writes Royalene, is that they give us something real as authors to strive for, and something for us to leave behind to inspire others. Writing is a perpetual cycle of being inspired and then working to inspire others. And we can’t think of a more beautiful truth!
Last but certainly not least, here is Royalene’s conclusion to her “March Into Spring” series, a post in which she taps into a lifetime of wisdom regarding the Children’s Book genre. Not only does she share some of her favorite new children’s books (linking back to the previous post about cyclical inspiration), but she also explains what brought them to her attention (unique and well-rounded character perspectives, a sound marketing process) before closing out with a final round of encouragement: “Don’t hold back! Write! Publish! Offer the world another chance to learn.” We couldn’t agree more.
That’s all for this week! We’ll be back next Friday as we detail more of Royelene’s greatest hits, as determined by our blog’s analytics. You can follow Royalene’s further adventures by checking out her Twitter feed (her handle is @RoyaleneD) or her website at www.DoyleWritingServices.com. We miss you, Royalene! ⚓︎