My Personal Slush Pile Heaven and Hell – Love, Hate or Date

Lana PecherczykAll, Book Reviews, Marketing, Writing13 Comments

The Love, Hate or Date session at the recent RWA conference in Adelaide was where writers were asked to submit their first two pages anonymously in the expectation that it would be read out in public for a panel of top editors and agents to advise on when they’d say no before adding it to the slush pile. Funnily enough, Love, Hate and Date is exactly the path my emotions took when it was my turn. LOVE When I first heard that the RWA conference was holding a Love, Hate or Date session this year, initially, my reaction was – what a fabulous idea. … Read More

E is for Endings – A to Z of Romance Writing

Lana PecherczykWriting0 Comments

Endings – And Why They’re So Important in a Romance Hello Romance Writers, I’m up to the second ‘E’ post in my Romance Writing from A to Z series. And I think it’s potentially the most important post of the entire series. Do you know why? Because, That’s right. The ending is what defines the romance genre. If you’re an avid reader of romance, then you’ll already know what I’m going to say next. That’s the whole point of a romance. Romance readers what a happy ending, or a happy for now. Think Cinderella – she lives happily ever after and … Read More

Work in Progress Update – My Rom-Com ‘You Know You’re a Writer When…’

Lana PecherczykBook Reviews, Writing0 Comments

I think it’s about time I start sharing my works in progress. So … here we go (she says with a gulp). Currently, I’m finishing off a rom-com titled ‘You Know You’re a Writer When…’ I’m pitching this at the RWA conference, so fingers crossed it get’s through. I got the idea to write this novel from a very good friend who is a fountain of ideas. She showed me her spreadsheet once full of amazing concepts and we often joke about how she’ll never have time to write all of them so what if she sold them? Then … … Read More

DIY Book Cover Design Walkthrough Part 1.

Lana PecherczykArt & Design, Marketing, Self Publishing0 Comments

You can judge a book by its cover. If you intend to tackle the subject yourself, and don’t know where to start, read on. This walk through is for the background picture in my book cover only. I will do a typography tutorial later. In this part 1, we are going to talk about the planning and prep to get you to the designing stage. I’m sorry I simply don’t have the room to do a word for word tutorial. That’s why this is just a walk through and it will even be spread across a few parts. Here’s a tip … Read More

Book Art – The Witch

Lana PecherczykAll, Art & Design0 Comments

This is one of the Villain’s from my novel ‘Hunting for Witches’. A little bit about Witches Witches are evil body snatching spirits. They were human once. They loved life, or something in their life so much they couldn’t let go. Not even after death. But they did die, and that journey to the other side has opened a door to the secrets of our human makeup. Now they can do anything consciously that we do subconsciously. Now, they can use our body better than us.  They’ve been among us hidden for centuries, infecting the female population and taking over their bodies, trying … Read More

Character sketch – Tommy

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This is one of my main characters – Tommy. He’s the youngest character by far in the book, an 18 year old Southern American boy. Smoker, photographer and in love with the main character – Roo.

Book cover reveal – Hunting for Witches

Lana PecherczykArt & Design2 Comments

After a few weeks of designing and tossing and turning over options, I’ve finished my book cover. I designed it myself using stock imagery from Shutterstock and Photoshop and will be posting a walk through later in the week on how I went about this. I can’t decide on the two but am leaning towards the full photographic version. I feel its something better for the reader to associate with, and gives them a point of reference. Not only that, but it’s got a few teasers subtly in there – spot the crow feathers, the blood and the black witchy … Read More