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…]
Hey, so today’s post will be a bit different. I was tagged by my writing friend Pat Esden for The Writing Process Blog Tour.
I’ll share a bit about my current work in progress and what my own writing process is like. Maybe you’re the same, maybe you’re totally different, but hopefully we can learn a bit about each other. [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…]
Today, I’m excited to have Amy Carol Reeves, author of the Ripper trilogy, visit to give advice on navigating the waters of writing historical fiction. Take it away Amy!
While working on the Ripper series, a young adult paranormal mystery series about the Jack the Ripper murders in Victorian London, I learned so much about writing historical fiction. I thought after my many years as a graduate student that the research would be a breeze. After all, I was used to spending much of my time in the dusty bowels of libraries, rare book collections, interlibrary loan departments.
But researching for a novel is much broader and more extensive than researching for a scholarly paper where the scope is always smaller. For instance, rather than researching something very specific, like gender roles in Wuthering Heights, suddenly, I had to find in one sitting, information about carriages, food, pistols, poisons, and hospitals in Victorian London.
Here are 5 things I’ve learned through my experiences: [Read more…]
I would like to thank Colleen M Albert for nominating me for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. Colleen is an up-and-coming YA urban fantasy writer currently working on the Guardian Trilogy. Recovering from a career in Corporate America, she now juggles being a supermom and a writer. I’m honored that she thought of me for this award as it’s a wonderful way to connect with and promote fellow writers. I’m looking forward to passing it on. To begin with, here’s a few facts you may not know about me:
7 Fun Facts About Me: [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…]