A writer can learn a lot about herself while writing and preparing to publish novels. I, for example, have learned my neurosis knows no bounds. I have chosen to take the sound advice of successful authors like Sylvia Day, and hold on to my first book until I can release more in the series. Sylvia’s… Continue reading Perfecting (or overthinking) the Self Published Novel – Jen Crane
Who are you? No, not as a person… Who are you as a writer? And what are your goals? These are two questions that every writer should ask themselves, and if you don’t know the answers, then you have a problem. Every writer is as different as their fingerprints, shaped by their unique nature… Continue reading Author-y Ramblings… ~D.T. Dyllin
By Voirey Linger I’m running away. I’ve made my plans, I’ve got an escape route planned and I’m heading out… along with about ten other DSRA members. In a little over a week, we’ll be headed to Hot Springs on our annual writing retreat. I’ve set a goal of 10,000 words over the weekend, working… Continue reading Retreat! Retreat!
I’ve heard the word PROMO so often over the last three years that when someone utters the P-word my shoulders hunch, my brows crinkle, and falling into a yawning chasm suddenly doesn’t sound so bad. I’d spent hours upon hours researching Marketing and building my platform, but I’d neglected the P-word. I spent all my time writing and… Continue reading Megan Mitcham – The P-word
Someone said to me the other day, “You always think it sounds cool to say ‘I’m writing to a deadline,” until you’re writing to a deadline.” That’s part of being a working author. Deadlines. And I’m on one. There’s a part of me that’s terrified (a fairly big part), but I can’t quit grinning. A… Continue reading Deadlines!
I recently attended the River City Comic Expo. As an author, I’m always looking for ways to expand my audience. I thought my young adult Whispering Woods series (sci-fi romance) would fit right into this environment. Several writers of sci-fi and graphic novels were there signing books and serving as panelists in concurrent sessions. My son (who… Continue reading A Tale of a Comic Expo~ Brinda Berry
I started a new manuscript this week. Some authors get really excited about a new start. I’m not one of them. It isn’t that I don’t know what to write—the synopsis is detailed, the story already sold. The opening scenes are clear in my head. I just…I always feel like I don’t know my characters… Continue reading Mags for President of the Procrastination Nation