Category: Melina’s Books

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My Writing Strength: Snappy Dialogue

Writers often are asked, “What is your strength?  Narrative or dialogue?”  That’s an easy question for me to answer.  My writing strength is dialogue. My characters’ dialogue rarely changes between the rough draft and the published version. My narrative passages, on the other hand, will go through five or more drafts.  I blame my journalism […]

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1918 Relaunches June 10

1918 relaunched June 10.  The book originally published on Amazon in 2018.  It is now available wherever eBooks are sold including Barnes & Noble, Apple Books, Kobo, Indigo, Angus & Robertson, and more. To find an e-retailer visit https://books2read.com/1918  . 1918 Book Blurb Delight tempered by disease. On Nov. 11, 1918, the war ends, prompting […]

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Memorial Day Weekend Book Giveaway!

Memorial Day weekend book giveaway! I’m giving away my WW1 trilogy to one lucky winner.  The winner will receive paperback copies of Angel of Mercy, Those Left Behind and Adjustment Year.  The trilogy follows Hettie and her family as they navigate the challenges and heartbreak World War 1 brings. Each novel is a standalone story. […]

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1917 Relaunches May 27

1917 relaunched May 27.  The book originally published on Amazon in 2018.  It is now available wherever eBooks are sold including Barnes & Noble, Apple Books, Kobo, Indigo, Angus & Robertson, and more. To find an e-retailer visit https://books2read.com/1917 . 1917 Book Blurb Like two years earlier, 1917 is a chaotic spring. Canadian troops easily […]

Melina's Books Writer's Life Writing & Editing

Author’s Life: Unboxing My First Fiction Manuscripts

Angel of Mercy is the first novel I published, but it is not my first novel.  I’ve been writing since I was 10 years old.  Because I began writing before I had a home computer, until very recently, all my stories were written longhand in a series of notebooks.  I kept these notebooks over the […]

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Six Methods I Use For Naming Fiction Characters

Naming fiction characters is like naming a baby.  The person you’re naming will be stuck with that name for life.  Or, in the case of fictional characters, potentially for centuries. In fact, a quick web search shows that some writers take naming fiction characters more seriously than naming children.  I say this because I found […]

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Adjustment Year Launches on Amazon April 9

Adjustment Year launches April 9 on Amazon.  It completes the WWI Trilogy that started with Angel of Mercy and continued with Those Left Behind. Currently, the eBook is available only on Amazon. Can’t find the paperback at your local bookstore?  Ask the manager to carry it. Adjustment Year Book Blurb The war is over, but […]

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