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Monday, September 22, 2014

Part 10, The Pros Give Us Some Advice, Featuring Lisa Colozza Cocca, @WeWrite4U_Lit & How I Found the Right Path




Lisa Colozza Cocca is the last author to be featured in this series. Her book is PROVIDENCE. 

TaglineSometimes 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.


Find Lisa at
www.lisacolozzacocca.com

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.”
—Virginia Woolf

“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.

If you want to be contacted next year during National Literacy Month (September) sign up on the Linky below for WeWrite4U_Lit. I hope to make it bigger and better in 2015.



How I Found The Right Path 



It's here! Download it for Free and read what 60 writers have to share about their writing/publishing experience. 

60 comments:

  1. Same emotions only intensified - like a thousand times!
    Got my copy of Write Path.

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    1. Interesting to read the different stories, isn't it?

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  2. Excellent advice. Excited for the release of Write Path.

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    1. I'm reading it and enjoying the stories.

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  3. Yes! They all say it well. Hemingway really gets to the point quickly like normal.

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    1. Guess that's why he was such a success. Man of few words, but all meant something.

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  4. If you write about young people you have to up the angst.

    I love that steampunk heart.

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    1. Me, too. Seemed to be a very writerly heart, indeed.

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  5. I love the tagline: Sometimes you have to run away from home to find it. That says a lot. Wishing Lisa much success.

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    1. I plan to read this one to find out what that's all about.

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  6. Writing from the heart is definitely great advice! If we don't care about what we're writing, no one else will, either...

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  7. I love that cover w/the sun and the train. Also, the necklace, pretty! And I love that Hemingway quote, sums up writing quite well. :)

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    1. Thanks, Leandra. I liked the cover, too. Different.

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  8. Great advice about teens. And awesome tagline. Good luck to Lisa!

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  9. Congrats to Lisa. That's a very nice Kirkus review.

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    1. Kirkus is always important in the review department.

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  10. Very good advice!

    Being the mother of three teens, I try very hard to remember that when they act... 'intense.' :P

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    1. I guess they're either intense or asleep. That's how I remember being a teen.

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  11. Great advice from Lisa. I just have to remember being a teenager to know how true this is.

    Love that Hemingway quote!!

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    1. Thanks, Sarah. I liked Lisa's contribution to this series.

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  12. Great advice! It's very true about teens.

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  13. You did great with the Pros series. Thanks for bringing us all of that great information.

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    1. I'm glad you liked it, Loni. I think series such as this are fun and interesting on a blog.

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  14. I agree, we do have to plug into our own teen aged angst to really be able to convey it.

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    1. Fortunately, most of us who write YA have a ton of that angst to recall. :-)

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  15. Hi Lee and Lisa - yes sometimes we need to change tack don't we .. and see things from the other side of the fence - good luck to Lisa ..

    I've picked up my Kindle copy ... cheers Hilary

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    1. Thanks, Hilary. I know Lisa appreciates the support.

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  16. How true to up the angst when writing from the view of a teen. Congrats in highlighting all the people and those quotes. Hemmingway seemed to sum it up

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    1. Angst is all part of growing up, I guess. That means I still have some growing up to do. :-)

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  17. Congrats to Lisa. I love that tagline. I'll check out her book.

    "...the key to readers' hearts is within the writers' hearts." That about sums it up. A heart to heart experience.
    Downloaded my copy of How I Found The Write Path.

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  18. I love the quote from Maya Angelou :)

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  19. Awesome! I'm seeing Write Path everywhere! How exciting is that! Wow, three exclamation marks; must mean good news.

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  21. Great advice, Lisa. Congratulations on your book.
    The quotes are wonderful too. I got a copy of How I Found the Right Path. Love success stories.

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  22. The compilation is fantastic.

    Teens do feel intensely.

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    1. So glad I was there once. So glad I'm not there now.

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  23. Sometimes you have to run away from home to find it.

    I love that statement because it's so true. I think it was true for me. In fact a used a similar statement in an essay I wrote several years ago.

    Lee
    Tossing It Out

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  24. I think I still have the emotions of eight centuries of teenagers all gathered inside a dragon body. :)

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  25. I'm really excited to be a part of How I Found the Write Path.

    I want that necklace!

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  26. Actually, can you tell me where you got the picture?

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  27. What a tagline! Sounds like a great book. I love that necklace too. :) Awesome advice!
    ~Jess

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  28. Great advice from the pros!
    And I love that book cover!

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  29. Love that necklace. Got my copy of Write Path. Sounds like a great book.

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  30. congrats to lady Cocca on her book! Isn't cocca a plant from which cocaine comes? :)

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  31. Gorgeous necklace. And even better advice. The cover is really interesting!

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  32. I like the Maya Angelou quote a lot. Agony, indeed. :) Congrats to Lisa!

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  33. "...teens are people first with the same range of emotions we all have, but often intensified." Ha! so true! lol

    Awesome advice and quotes :D

    S.K. Anthony: So You Wanna Be a Writer?

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  34. Great, eye-catching cover. And love the tips. Congrats on the release!

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  35. It's always nice to meet other writers. Appreciate you featuring some here. Downloaded The Write Path the other day. Looking forward to reading it!

    Have a great weekend! :)

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  36. Whoa...steampunk jewelery...neato:)

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  37. Very cool necklace! I'm glad How I Found the Write Path is out. We'll enjoy reading each other's letters!

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  38. Congrats to Lisa! It is difficult to get to the heart of a young teen's emotions so the book sounds great.

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