Lisa Colozza Cocca is the last author to be featured in this series. Her book is PROVIDENCE.
Tagline: Sometimes you have to run away from home to find it.
Advice: Remember teens are people first with the same range of emotions we all have, but often intensified. Write from your heart if you want to connect to the hearts of your readers.
What Reviewers say:
"Becky's sweet-as-honey first-person narrative voice suits the dialogue-driven story well--she is an uncomplicated heroine, resourceful and completely without self-pity." --Kirkus Reviews
"Rosie, Becky, and Georgia Rose create a family built of mutual need, love, and kindness in this gentle tale of life in nostalgic small-town America.... Cocca portrays a community of sympathetic characters...who believe in the promise of life's second chances." --Booklist
You can find Providence on sale here. And now under #kindleunlimited it free to download.
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Thanks so much, Lisa. Writing from the heart is great advice to writers of all genres.
Here's some others on this very topic. While they don't say it the same way that Lisa does, I interpret their words to mean the key to readers' hearts is within the writers' hearts.
“It ain’t whatcha write, it’s the way atcha write it.”
—Jack Kerouac, WD
“Every secret of a writer’s soul, every experience of his life, every quality of his mind, is written large in his works.”
“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”
― Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
“There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.”
― Ernest Hemingway
So that's a wrap on Advice from the Pros. I've enjoyed hosting ten authors over these months and hope you've enjoyed meeting them or learning more about them and their books.
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