A Guide To Fiction Writing For Aspiring Authors

The Basics in a Guide to Fiction Writing! Fiction writing is a captivating art that allows writers to create worlds, characters, and stories that resonate with readers. If you’re an aspiring author, understanding the basics of fiction writing is essential for crafting compelling narratives. Here, we’ll explore key elements to get you started on your writing journey. Understanding Fiction Writing Fiction writing is the process of constructing imaginary tales. Unlike non-fiction, which deals with factual information, fiction writing allows for creativity and imagination. This genre encompasses various forms, including novels, short stories, and novellas. Essential Elements of Fiction Writing Plot […]

The Villa Where Second Destiny Story could have played out

villa where second destiny story could have played out

My search for a villa where Second Destiny story could have been played out… A couple of years after I’d finished writing Second Destiny and it was published I researched online for a visual of a villa to share with my readers my vision of where I imagined my characters (the artist divorcee, Lia and the gorgeous Dev, her first and only love) to fall back in love with each other. I wanted to choose the feel and the romantic flavor of what I had envisioned whilst writing the novel of my heart. When I came across this link to […]

Large Print Editions Not Just for Seniors!

I discovered earlier in my teens in the most magical, favorite place in the whole world – the library – that large print books made it easier for me to read even if I didn’t have any sight issues. Only later did I hear all sorts of strange stereotypes about who read the large print editions – mainly the elderly or those with partial or major sight loss. When a few of my readers asked about if or when my books would be made available in large print I set aside the time and energy to have all four of […]

LARGE PRINT Romance Books in 18 pt. font

Are you or someone you know/love one of the millions of people who love to read a ‘real’ book but are partially sighted or visually impaired and prefer books with 18pt. fonts (instead of 14 or 16pt fonts)? Great news, dear reader, you’re in for a real treat! I have developed large print versions of all four of my currently published books: You can order and buy them wherever you get your large print books, or order them through your local library. All you have to do is use these ISBN numbers and you’re ready to enjoy high quality books! […]

Nobody’s Baby But Mine Delivers Fact vs. Fiction and Everything in Between

Fact Vs. Fiction and Everything in Between: The Birth of Bestseller, ‘Nobody’s Baby But Mine’ Have you ever fantasized or wondered how your life would have turned out if you had made different decisions years ago? If you have ever contemplated the various ‘what if’ scenarios about love or career opportunity, then you’re not alone. Imagination and daydreaming are all part of our lives, helping us sort our thoughts and ways forward. This daydreaming path, filled with hope and fear, was exactly how my novel Nobody’s Baby But Mine, came about over two decades ago. In 1995 my husband and I had […]

Ask A Local Author How to Write, Edit and Publish Your Own Book

Q&A at Book Signing by Gloria Silk Are you writing a book, or would like to? Interested in finding out what it takes to write, edit and publish your own book? Then come and see local author, Gloria Silk on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at Chapters in Woodbridge, Ontario. Author, entrepreneur and public speaker, Gloria Silk has been published since 2005. At this book signing event you will be able to interact with the authors as well as see and buy the two Destiny books, (“First and Only Destiny” and “Second Destiny” by Gloria Silk). Want to write edit publish […]

Happy Mother’s Day and Great News!

Hi dear friends, Welcome to my new subscribers! Happy Mother’s Day to all those who have kids and/or pets! And happy weekend. And great news for all those who have been waiting for news regarding my upcoming stories. Tomorrow is my birthday as well as celebrating Mother’s Day and some other important things. Many of my writing and reading friends openly admit to their upcoming birthdays and their impending age. I didn’t know that I was this vain, because I found myself thinking, “OK, I’ll admit there’s a 3 and a 5 in my age, but I refuse to tell […]

My Favorite Fictional Couples…Just for Valentine’s Day

Jenny and Ollie From Love Story by Eric Segal – Jennifer Cavilleri and Oliver Barrett IV Just like Romeo and Juliet, this is one of my favorite love stories. Although I give my own characters happy ever after endings, there’s room for great romances where the lovers lose each other too soon, or when they’re too young. This story was very sweet on so many levels. Love Story: Love means never having to say you’re sorry. Read the summary now. Warning, this is a tear-jerker: Click on image for trailer Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell – Scarlett O’Hara […]

Exciting News! Book Finalist 2016

Second Destiny Chosen As Book Finalist 2016! My book was chosen finalist in Fiction – Multicultural category by Best Book Awards 2016!   TITLE: Second Destiny by Gloria Silk   FINALIST CATEGORY:  Fiction – Multicultural   I was so pleased to receive an email with the news that out of thousands of novels Second Destiny placed second in the Multicultural category for 2016.