Oscar Wilde said “experience is simply the name we give our mistakes.” I am really experienced. This week I changed my pen name. After months of working to build name recognition and a social media presence, it’s all gone. Gone! I plan to publish two novels in the Descended of Dragons series this October. I… Continue reading Mistakes. I’ve Made A Few. By Jen Crane
So yes, I was a bad girl and waited until the last minute to upload this post, but it’s because I knew I would be at the Romantic Times Convention in Dallas and I knew I’d have hundreds of nuggets of information to impart. However, I don’t have time to expound upon the hundreds. I’ll… Continue reading RT Knowledge
Do you remember the first day of grade-school? First and second grade, maybe? Did you worry no one would talk to you, that you wouldn’t have any friends? Did sitting in class, learning and doing your work, change your mind? I’m asking because I’ll bet it didn’t. I’ll bet what changed your mind was recess.… Continue reading The Power of Play
We’ve all been there. Your kids accuse you of parental treason. Your house resembles an episode of hoarders with last week’s trash smelling suspiciously of pepperoni. You swear that pajama pants can be dressed up. You’ll just throw on something besides flip flops. Really. The reason for the insanity? You have a manuscript deadline. It… Continue reading Break Emergency Glass in Case of Writer Meltdown ~ Brinda Berry
Do you have a business plan? If not, you need one. Voirey Linger did two excellent posts here in the DSRA blog about setting up your business plan. If you haven’t read them check out The Business Plan and The Business Plan, Part 2. I’ve been working, and re-working my business plan for my writing… Continue reading Stick with the plan!
Look for these books by our members in April and May. FOR ALL TO SEE by Megan Mitcham Bureau Novel 1 ebook – Available April 1, 2015, print – Available April 17 Pristine waters and purified evil. Two by two, dark-haired beauties vanish only to reappear as hanging, plundered corpses. The Virgin Islands boast diamond-white beaches, lush green mountains,… Continue reading DSRA Releases
We all have a need to make a cover or banner or some form of art work at some point in our writing journey. How many of us have that much time or enough funds to expedite it quickly and efficiently? Well, we learned how to make lovely, semi-professional banners/covers at one of our monthly… Continue reading Doing It Yourself – Banner Creation Made Simple