D. T. Dyllin · Uncategorized · writing advice

Are you a ‘real’ writer? ~D.T. Dyllin

For those of you who somehow, inexplicably missed it… November is National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo. To officially participate, you sign up and commit yourself to write 50,000 words in a month’s time, that month being November. (I know… Thanks Ms. Captain Obvious.) Personally, I’ve never participated NaNoWriMo, even though the past three years… Continue reading Are you a ‘real’ writer? ~D.T. Dyllin

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A Debut Author’s Reflections on Her First Releases – Jen Crane

What. A. Whirlwind. After months (years, including the writing) of self-reflection and improvement, research, preparation, social media building, and promo my book release date has come and gone. Was it everything I’d hoped it would be? Well, I had researched enough not to expect too much, so yes! In the end I was so glad… Continue reading A Debut Author’s Reflections on Her First Releases – Jen Crane

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Perfecting (or overthinking) the Self Published Novel – Jen Crane

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

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All aTwitter: Some Insight Into Author Pitch Contests

After seeing several blog posts and other references to #PitMad and #PitchMadness and a #Plethora of other Twitter author pitch contests, I decided to see what all the fuss was about. Now, this method is not for everyone and it will certainly never replace the querying process, but I decided to go for it. I… Continue reading All aTwitter: Some Insight Into Author Pitch Contests