Brinda Berry · planning · tools

Don’t Throw Files Into The Black Hole by Brinda Berry

Sometimes the simplest advice is the best. Writers hear so many great tips about craft, publishing, and marketing. Today, I’m going to give you a tip that applies to all three areas. If you don’t have an electronic filing method, begin today. Don’t wait until you spend more time looking for misplaced information than you spend writing.… Continue reading Don’t Throw Files Into The Black Hole by Brinda Berry

Brinda Berry · Marketing/Promotion · tools · writing advice

The Red Zone by Brinda Berry

Every author has a favorite part of the writing and publishing process. My personal favorite is brainstorming the new story. I’m giddy thinking about research, character profiles, and plots. The front end of the process is pure heaven for me. Let me organize my Scrivener note cards by chapter and plot point. Stand back as I choose… Continue reading The Red Zone by Brinda Berry

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Video Alternatives to the Book Trailer by Brinda Berry

I’m a fan of the book trailer. Anyone who knows me can attest to the fact that I enjoy making and viewing them. The big question is whether or not it actually helps to market a book. It’s tough to gather stats about marketing and determine exactly what works. I believe exposure is key. When using video… Continue reading Video Alternatives to the Book Trailer by Brinda Berry

Brinda Berry · self-publishing

Making the Most of a Cover ~ Brinda Berry

I recently obtained the rights back on my young adult series. The Whispering Woods series consists of three books. The original covers provided by the small press were fine, but I knew I wanted very different covers for a new release under my own imprint. I’m fortunate to have access to a cover designer who… Continue reading Making the Most of a Cover ~ Brinda Berry

Brinda Berry · writer's retreat

The Camaraderie of Writers ~Brinda Berry

I understand how lonely writing can be. When I began writing many years ago, I didn’t have a support system of writers. No place to learn craft. No friends who understood struggles over a manuscript. No mentors to advise about the business. Then I joined a couple of writing groups, and it all changed.  First… Continue reading The Camaraderie of Writers ~Brinda Berry