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What is the best advice I’d give an author?

What is the best advice I’d give an author?

Originally posted on Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog:
What is the best advice I’d give an author? How many times have you thought about this question? Those of you who know me would remember I’d say “Never give up on your dreams.” But what else would I say? Read work by other authors…

Eating My Frog Daily

Eating My Frog Daily

Writing daily is a challenge for parents with a full time job but it need not be one or the other!

10 Emotional Hurdles for the Newbie Writer #writers #amwriting

Originally posted on BlondeWriteMore:
As a newbie writer I am constantly trying to jump over emotional hurdles in order to progress. I am calling them hurdles  because if you don’t jump them you will end up falling down and hurting your writer self. They are emotional  because each one has the potential to bring on tears…

An easy way to sell more books

Originally posted on Nicholas C. Rossis:
Effrosyni Moschoudi was the very first one to suggest to me this little trick, and I have since used it with all my books. Now, Jonathan Gunson has written a great post with the same easy way to sell more books, as a comment on a presentation by Goodreads CEO Otis Chandler.…

The Secret to Pleasing Readers

The Secret to Pleasing Readers

But I have a secret to share – something that the publishing world hasn’t yet figured out about me and I’m going to share it with you today: the secret to pleasing readers *OR* everything I know about Successful Storytelling I learned from fandoms, rpg, & cosplay.

Authors: Don’t Be a Bloody Statistic

Authors: Don’t Be a Bloody Statistic

Originally posted on Heather Hill, Author & Comedy Writer:
There are people that are writing in the hope of getting rich, and there are people that are writing for the love of the craft. I would firmly plant myself between these two extremes. I suspect that those writers who are most disappointed are in the first…

Time-saving Tips for using stockphoto sites (plus casting for Fate Accompli)

Time-saving Tips for using stockphoto sites (plus casting for Fate Accompli)

Originally posted on MM Jaye's HEAs:
http://www.depositphotos.com – Picture by stockfoto-graf I’ll start with a fact: I’m a cover junkie. Whenever I’m browsing Amazon, and my eyes fall on a great-looking cover, I find my forefinger’s pad tingling to tap the “Buy with 1-click” button. And then I have to force myself to consider…

In Praise of Friends Who’ll Read Your Manuscripts

In Praise of Friends Who’ll Read Your Manuscripts

Originally posted on Jennifer Keishin Armstrong:
When students ask me what my “one piece of advice” is for aspiring writers, it’s usually: Read. But my second piece of advice — something people rarely ask for — is almost as important. That piece of advice: Cultivate a group of friends willing to read your stuff before…

The Only Thing Standing In Your Way Is…

While my daughter dreams of snow and Santa, I’m up writing a summer themed romance – isn’t the writer’s life great?!?  I have to admit that it is a little weird.  Weird, not just because my head is buried in Caribbean images, but also because I’m working on a project that will really and truly […]

Author Marketing: It’s Time to Start Studying

Author Marketing: It’s Time to Start Studying

I stumbled across this blog and LOVED the message here:  everything worth doing requires work.No job I’ve ever had was only about the fun stuff I liked to do, there were always things I had to study at – practice – and begrudgingly master before I considered myself a success.  For many Authors, marketing is […]