Voirey Linger My road to authordom isn’t particularly dramatic. It’s probably not even unusual. I was a girl who loved books that grew into a woman who loves books, and while that’s the beginning and end, it’s not the whole story. I started reading at a very young age. According to my mother, I was… Continue reading Becoming a Writer – Voirey Linger
By Jen Holman As a pre-published author, I find myself fairly insecure about my writing process, my characters, my plot, my future, and, oh, just about everything to do with writing as a whole. While I know beyond a shadow of doubt that writing is something I must do, beginning my career (?) as an… Continue reading Am I a Writer? – Jen Holman
Started a new day job this week. I won’t get into the boring details, but I didn’t like the direction my career was taking with my old company, so after twelve years, I had to make the leap. I was explaining to a few of my non-writer friends that I don’t think I would have… Continue reading Watch out! Margaret is mixing it up again!
Voirey Linger We hear it all the time. To get ahead in the publishing business, you need to network, and one of the hottest places for industry networking is Twitter. It’s a real-time online cocktail party, where you can join conversations, eavesdrop on agents, get siwh lists from editors, and of course, promote. But there… Continue reading 10 Ways You’re Sabotaging Your Twitter Presence
When I was younger, I was a big roller coaster fan. My brother and I used to spend a day at Six Flags doing nothing but running from one coaster to the next. When my kids hit the daredevil stage, I was right there in line with them, willing and able to ride the tallest,… Continue reading Thrilled, but vaguely nauseous. Thanks for asking….
Voirey Linger I’m going to finish four books by the end of May with an estimated word count total of 200,000 words. Don’t choke. Breathe through it. You with me? Okay then. Please note, I didn’t say I was going to WRITE four books. The books are already on my hard drive, partials left languishing… Continue reading Goals and Deadlines
Voirey Linger How long has it been since you looked at your social media? I don’t mean checking your tweets or looking at your Facebook feed, I mean stepping back and taking a look at how your media looks to readers. As authors, we frequently hear how important social media is to our marketing, but… Continue reading Get Your Social Media Updated for 2014