Why do you write? Are you “driven” to put those words in your head on paper? Are you just dying to see your name on the cover of a book? You just love getting those monthly royalty checks? All those are true, for sure. However, there is another totally selfish reason I enjoy writing…the writer… Continue reading Writer Perks
Routines. Habits. Daily Practices. We all have them. Did you know all these habits are ‘stored’ in a particular part of your brain? And that once you learn a habit, you can’t ‘unlearn’ it? That’s what I want to talk about today…routines. On Mondays, I clean house. My trash is picked up on Tuesdays, so… Continue reading Habits and Routines. Do you have good ones?
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?