I remember when I first started writing. I read everything I could find about writing. And I mean everything. One of the key pieces of advice given by most every source said “LISTEN” to the conversations around you. Listen to the world around you. Open your ears and that space between them and listen to… Continue reading The Art of Listening
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