Author Interview with H.L. Burke
Born in a small town in north central Oregon, H. L. Burke spent most of her childhood around trees and farm animals and was always accompanied by a book. Growing up with epic heroes from Middle Earth and Narnia keeping her company, she also became an incurable romantic. An addictive personality, she jumped from one fandom to another, being at times completely obsessed with various books, movies, or television series (Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, and Star Trek all took their
What do you mean there are rules?
Rules. Writers tend to have a love/hate relationship with these tricksy little buggers. We use them. We break them. We ignore them. We scream vile obscenities at them as we twist them to our purposes. The worst part about the “rules” is that they are often strong suggestions posited as absolutes. Show, don’t tell. Kill all adverbs. Avoid using pronouns. Don’t filter. The list is never ending as is the bad advice that goes along with each one. There are a million writers with
Holy Hannah! What have I gotten myself into?
The title speaks for itself. Being a writer, I’m supposed to market myself and part of that is doing this social media thing. Up until now, I’ve limited my platform to Facebook, Twitter, and a website that, let’s face it, I rarely use. Since we’re starting a new year, I thought, “What am I going to do to connect with more readers?” The answer is to start a newsletter and blog. Well, here it is. Me, biting the bullet and doing the thing I swore I wouldn’t do. Now, what should