I feel like the rabbit from Alice in Wonderland! I’m Late! I’m Late! For a very important date!…to post my blog today! Let’s talk about WHERE writers write. The answer of course is everywhere and anywhere. At my house, I actually have an office. It USED to look like this… Notice not only the… Continue reading Writing Nooks
When I first started down the writing road, I didn’t realize–or I didn’t give thought to–the promotion necessary to not only launch a new book but to keep sales going (and climbing.) It’s extraordinarily expensive, both in time and financial investment by the author. And the worst part? The author never really knows what worked and… Continue reading Promo or Trash
I love first person narrative. Love to read it. Love to write it, although I’ve published nothing in first person. And yet, within the reader community (and I include authors in the reader community since we were all readers first), there is a highly vocal segment who hate first person…some of them to the point… Continue reading Why No First Person Love?
The Presentation on Saturday was Blog Tour Like a Rock Star. The recap is a reprint of a blog I wrote for WritersInTheStorm and was the basis for my talk. It was written and posted at the end of my blog tour celebrating the release of TEXAS TWO STEP in February 2012. The freebies noted… Continue reading Presentation Recap – Saturday June 16, 2012
Okay – Okay..I don’t have a den of inequity! But I do have an office where I write. Does that count? The problem with having a specified room for writing is that you have to be able to get into the room to write, right? In May, Amy Atwell and Kelsey Browning (founders of Author Enterprenuer… Continue reading Den of Inequity?
This will be short. I am taking Candy Haven’s Fast Draft class which is basically writing your book in two weeks with no re-reading, no editing. Just basically vomiting the story out, then going back to flesh out the scenes, edits, etc after the entire story is there. I confess…I’m not sure this is going… Continue reading Fast Drafting Anyone?
Part of being a writer is having to accept that not everybody will like what you write. In face, some people will absolutely despise your work. Call you a hack. Or suggest you keep your day job. Or swear to never ever buy one of your books again. Luckily for me, I haven’t had to deal with… Continue reading Bad Reviews-What Do You Do? Getting & Giving Reviews