Dragon-tamer. Adventurer. Author.
For the sake of honesty, let me say that I have unfortunately never heard of your work until I heard your interview on the Self-Publishing Spotlight today. However, I’m an aspiring writer working on my first series. I’ve spent the last year or so “plotting my plotting.” That is, I’ve done very little work on my actual novel but have worked hard on creating a system to help me plot based on several craft books.
The result is a series of spreadsheets in Excel that I’ve been using to refine and revise my ideas into an outline, full story synopsis, and scene list that I plan on turning into my first draft.
I’ve had doubts about this system thinking “who writes a book in Excel??” AND THEN I heard your interview and listened to you say you use Excel for plotting. It ignited something inside, a new inspiration, to keep working on my own idea.
Thanks for the inspiration and I now plan on diving into your books myself!
I’m glad I discovered you today.
I’m so pleased to hear that you’re enjoying plotting in excel! I haven’t met many people that do that. I’ve loved excel for years and use it for any projects. There’s something satisfying about seeing all of your characters’ journeys laid out in multicolored neat little boxes.
Of course, sometimes those characters don’t stay in their neat little boxes. I have some that leap off the pages, riding dragons into battle!
It’s great to meet other authors using similar techniques. It’s quite gratifying knowing you’re not the only one trying something out, so yes, I get that!
No matter how others write, whatever works for you is your best process. We’re all unique and find our own way up the mountain.
Good luck with your books, and I hope you enjoy mine.
Hi Eileen. I’m a avid listener and reviewer of audio books. If you have any US codes I would love to listen to the Riders of Fire series and leave honest reviews on Audible and Amazon.
My reviewer name is RANDS.
Check my Audible reviews at:
Thanks for your kind offer of reviewing my audio books.
I’ve added you to my Audible reviewers list and will be checking what codes I have left when I return from the USA in a week. Hopefully I can send you a code soon.
Hi Eileen, What happened to book 4, Dragon Strike? I can’t find it anywhere. I hope you can find it for me. I’m not a young reader, I’m just in my second childhood. (86). Haha.
I really like dragons and am sure enjoying your stories. Thank you for your help and wonderful stories!😊🐲
Thanks for asking. I’m so glad you’re enjoying the series.
Life happened and my Dad got cancer! Anyway, the book is now out at this link:
I hope you enjoy it. Cheers, Eileen
I absolutely LOVED book 1 in your Ezaara series. I couldn’t say enough wonderful things about it, so I left a review on Good Reads. Thank you for writing this amazing fantasy, I never want it to end lol you’re an amazing author.
Thank you Ashley. It’s so wonderful to hear that you love my books.
Signed up for ur writing class and resources before Christmas and haven’t heard from u could u please let me know what’s going on thnks
Hi Patricia, I’ll email you. 🙂
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