I love having a blog. Because you can air your dirty laundry for all the world to see. Exes beware! Muahahaha!
No, I’m kidding. But I will vent using writing analogies. No names necessary. You know who you are (totally kidding… mostly). This could get weird. [Read more…] about How The Publishing Process Is Like Dating
Why do we do it? We slave over words. We pour our hearts onto a blank page. Instead of ink, we write with our blood, sweat, and tears. At home, our loved ones get neglected, while our work hours are spent with our heads in the clouds. And yet, we plow on. Why?
Agents reject us, publishers ignore us, and the only way we can see our novels in print is if we pay for it. And even then, the only people who will buy a copy are our loved ones (if we haven’t neglected them too much). So why do we keep writing when reality is falling short of our starry-eyed international best-selling expectations? [Read more…] about How To Stay Motivated When You’re STILL Not Published
Firefly is a western in space, people. In space. Starring the charming Nathan Fillion. With a director like Joss Whedon, great writing, award winning CG, and a storyline that stands out from the usual TV drama regurgitant, why did it get cancelled after a single season? If it can happen to Joss, it can happen to you. [Read more…] about What Writers Can Learn From Firefly
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…] about From Hockey To Books – Luke Murphy Shares His Marketing Secrets
It’s that time of year again. Nanowrimo! And following every November, the self-publishing business gets a little crowded. So to celebrate, I’ve got some great posts lined up to help you decide if you want to stick to tradition or become an indie trailblazer.
When it comes to publishing your novel, there is no right or wrong answer, but here are some things to consider first: [Read more…] about Self-Publishing – Is It Right For You?
If you’ve never attended a writer’s conference or festival, you’re missing out. Not only are they a great way to learn, it’s also an avenue to connect with other writers, readers, agents, and editors.
Last week, I attended a local conference and thought I’d share a list of ways to help you prepare for your next writing mixer. [Read more…] about A Guide To Writing Conferences
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!
Books come in all shapes and sizes, don’t they? Some can slide into your pocket, while others could anchor a cruise ship.
So, you’ve written a 200,000 word novel. I bet you can’t wait to see that doorstopper on bookshelves, right? Think again. [Read more…] about Why Word Count Counts
Congratulations. You have finished writing your novel, and you are now ready to take that first step into the vast and confusing world of traditional publishing.
The process of landing your future agent is a long and arduous journey, so let’s break it down into manageable parts: [Read more…] about 12 Steps To Querying Agents