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Reality Check

Royalty Check, Reality Check is a series of humor essays on writing the best possible novel and choosing between traditional and self-publishing.Part 1: Lover’s Leap starts you on the journey—evaluating which novel is most likely to succeed, outlining to avoid the Big Fail, and ignoring that inner beast that tells you to give up and stick to watching Real Housewives of Orange County.Essays in Lover’s Leap:Literary LothariosUsing outlines to decide which story to march down the publishing aisleDestination ProcrastinationFinishing your novel despite the temptation to do, well, most anything elseForget the Rules and Make the LeapAn impractical guide to taking risks in writing and in life____________________________________________Deanna Roy is a writer and publisher. Her humor essays on writing have appeared in The Writer magazine and on About.com, as well as through the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators and the Writers’ League of Texas. She also speaks at writing conferences, including the SCBWI Digital Conference in October 2011.Her first novel, Baby Dust, was released in October 2011 by Casey Shay Press. Her original children’s story Dust Bunnies: Secret Agents will be released in 2012 as an iPhone/iPad app by Polycot Labs. She also writes an indie published middle grade series under the name DD Roy.

Royalty Check, Reality Check is a series of humor essays on writing the best possible novel and choosing between traditional and self-publishing.Part 1: Lover’s Leap starts you on the journey—evaluating which novel is most likely to succeed, outlining to avoid the Big Fail, and ignoring that inner beast that tells you to give up and stick to watching Real Housewives of Orange County.Essays in Lover’s Leap:Literary LothariosUsing outlines to decide which story to march down the publishing aisleDestination ProcrastinationFinishing your novel despite the temptation to do, well, most anything elseForget the Rules and Make the LeapAn impractical guide to taking risks in writing and in life____________________________________________Deanna Roy is a writer and publisher. Her humor essays on writing have appeared in The Writer magazine and on About.com, as well as through the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators and the Writers’ League of Texas. She also speaks at writing conferences, including the SCBWI Digital Conference in October 2011.Her first novel, Baby Dust, was released in October 2011 by Casey Shay Press. Her original children’s story Dust Bunnies: Secret Agents will be released in 2012 as an iPhone/iPad app by Polycot Labs. She also writes an indie published middle grade series under the name DD Roy.

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