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
That’s a big question, and one we forget to ask. What we find ourselves asking is why can’t I write, and there are a list of reasons. Too tired after a long day. Too busy at work. Family obligations Stressed, sick or just too brain dead. The list is long, I know, I’ve used almost… Continue reading Why do I write?
Look for these books by our members in August and September. Hidden Gates (The P.J. Stone Gates Trilogy #1) by D.T. Dyllin Release date: August 31, 2015 Genre: Mature YA/Paranormal Romance P.J. Stone was taught to put duty before her heart. But everything changes with a kiss… As a Seer, P.J. is expected to choose… Continue reading DSRA Releases
I’ve mentioned before that my first two books will release October 6th. I’m self-publishing and loving it, though the mountains of new information and abilities I’ve gained in this process cannot be overstated. From typing those first words into Scrivener to uploading to CreateSpace, there are a million processes in between. Also a million rookie… Continue reading Self-Publishing Lessons Learned by Jen Crane