At the best of times every writer we know is always looking for new ideas. Sometimes they’re ideas for the next or even current project. Often, though, they’re put away in a journal, worked on from time to time, and there for the taking when writer’s block creeps in or just when you need to […]Read More A New Approach to Story Ideas for Writers
If you’re an avid reader, you probably think about books a lot: you think about what you’re currently reading (you love it, you hate it, you wonder what will happen next, you don’t care what will happen next, what you plan to read next—I need a book, I already have three books), or what you […]Read More New Year’s Resolution 2020: Learn to Pay Attention
Why in the world does a small publisher have a YouTube channel? Aren’t we supposed to be focused on books? Well, like our recent post about our love affair with book trailers, we also think that videos make great companions to books. Of course, this works best for nonfiction. On our fall list is the […]Read More Publishers on YouTube: Why you might enjoy them
It’s easy to publish a book in the twenty-first century digital world. You just sit down at your computer, write, format, cobble together a cover and press publish. It’s just that easy. Then you sit back and wait for the money to rain down upon you and fame to follow. Right? Not so much. You […]Read More Myths in the World of Writing & Publishing: Let’s Get Real
Don’t you love a really good movie trailer? Except when you eventually find out that the trailer showed you the only really good bits in the movie! What about a book trailer? Never heard of such a thing? Let us help you out with that. Book trailers are a thing of controversy among writers and […]Read More Book Trailers: Love them or hate them?
Who doesn’t love a library? If you just put your hand up, then step away from your computer. Put away your notebook. Forget about writing a book. Real writers love libraries. These days it seems that there are so many writing/publishing pundits who seem to think that the first consideration in writing a book is […]Read More Real Writers Love Libraries
Stephen King wrote, “If you don’t have time to read, you don’t have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that.” And what writer these days could argue with Stephen King? Who would want to? We have two questions for you: What does a writer read? And…What should a writer read? The short […]Read More What should writers read?
Have you noticed something? Everything these days is awesome. Your coffee order at Starbucks is, “Awesome!” or so says the barista. You’ve just told the drycleaner that you’re dropping off two suit jackets. That, too, is “Awesome.” The sad truth is that when everything is awesome, nothing is awesome. When did those of us who […]Read More When words lose their meaning: Everything is awesome
The following post first appeared in 2017 on Moonlight Press author Patricia J. Parsons’ blog. She shares it here to help other writers suffering the same loss! We feel her pain… “Think different.” Apple ad “Drive safe.” Everywhere “Eat healthy.” So many ads. “Come quick.” What everyone seems to be saying Most writing style gurus […]Read More Mourning the Death of the Adverb
Here at Moonlight Press we’re devoted to reading and writing. But we’re also devoted to publishing, which connects the two. As we begin our journey, we invite you along as we explore new ideas for writing, reading, and especially publishing.Read More Reading and Writing