Maybe you’re just starting out on your writing path. Or maybe you’re a prolific writer that’s been around for years. No matter who you are or where you are on your publishing path, a website can benefit any writer. How can it help you? [Read more…]
We all judge a book by its cover. Don’t deny it, Judgy McJudgerson. I’ve seen you browsing the shelves at your local bookstore, wandering past the endless rows of covers and spines, just waiting for something to jump out at you.
So what is it that grabs your attention? What makes a good book cover? Here are some questions to ask: [Read more…]
Today, Mike Hartner has agreed to follow up his last post by sharing more of his experience and wisdom. Welcome back, Mike!…
Congrats! You’re published. In today’s world, in many cases, it won’t matter whether you are self-published, or published by one of the Big Six. You will need Marketing.
Marketing. Yes, that ugly word. What, you mean my book doesn’t sell itself? Nope. Sorry to disappoint, but you are one of nearly a million people who have self published this past year. Finding your book, for any but the most diligent (read: friends and relatives) is going to be a crapshoot.
So how do you make your odds better? [Read more…]
Today we have author Luke Murphy joining us to explain his techniques for marketing his debut novel, Dead Man’s Hand. Hello, Luke!…
Marketing Starts With Writing
My marketing started with the writing of my book. I always had a plan, an idea of the plot, but now I had to think about the characters and setting, and I had to think about my target audience in this stage. [Read more…]
Hello everyone! For my post this week, I’m sharing a link to a guest post I did. Check out the link below.
Sorry I’ve been MIA lately. I’ve recently bought a new house and decided at the last minute that I couldn’t live with sandy mustard colored walls. Four days, three people, and nine gallons of paint later, I’m finally done.
Needless to say, I’ve been pressed for time, so this week I’d like invite you to check out my guest post for Devin Berglund. Check out What To Do When Entering Writing Contests.
Devin is a writer, dreamer, wanderer & all-time enjoyer of life. She loves crafting stories that change lives. She recently finished her first book The Mason of Hearts. It is the first in a Fantasy Adventure trilogy. She is also working toward agent representation.
Good luck Devin!
Oh, the dreaded query letter. It’s torture, but it’s the gateway to traditional publishing. You might have an amazing manuscript, but if your query writing skills aren’t polished, you’ll never get anyone to read it. So what do you do? Practice, practice, practice, and hopefully this post will help a little. [Read more…]
Writing is traditionally a very solitary activity, isn’t it? We lock ourselves away in a room devoid of any human interaction and sit in front of a computer screen for hours at a time. But we can’t get away with that anymore. It’s become a necessity for writers to build a social network. [Read more…]
It’s a Fun Fact Friday!
Did you know…
Angels and Demons author, Dan Brown, was a pop singer and song writer.
Roald Dahl, author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, was a Royal Air Force flying ace and intelligence officer. [Read more…]
As writers, we’ve all heard that building a platform is a must. So why do we procrastinate? Do you ever find yourself saying:
“I’ll do it when I get a(n) agent/publisher/contract.”
“I can’t promote a book that’s not even published yet.”
“But I have nothing to say.”
“My writing will speak for itself.”
Even though we know these excuses just don’t cut it, we still wait. Why? Are we afraid? Do we think it’s too hard? Stop with the excuses. The information is out there (see links below). [Read more…]