I’ve published 8 books without an agent. Why start now? #publsihing #agent Click To Tweet That’s a question I’m asking myself. Recently I sent a query to one agent. I had no hope that the query would be answered. Often, you never hear anything. But, this agent not only responded with a request for some […]
Trick or Tweet? What Has Twitter Gotten #Writers Into?
Have you been hoodwinked by Twitter? Do you spend hours every day, every week, tweeting or scheduling tweets? What’s the payoff? As a writer, I can lose myself for endless periods of time, tweeting or posting to Facebook. All those hours searching for good content, revising my tweets, scheduling the best time to post, reading […]
Here’s What I Want to Hear When My Favorite Author Speaks
As I prepare to talk to a group of people at the local library, I wonder what they expect to hear. Are they curious about what it takes to write a novel? Do they consider themselves potential authors? Are they interested in my writing day? Do they wonder where my ideas come from? When you […]
Playing with a Thunderclap Campaign. Is it Right for Writers?
Recently a writer friend asked me to support her Thunderclap Campaign. I had no idea what she was talking about. But, I clicked on the link. It’s a very simple concept and one where writers and readers can support one another very easily. The idea is to ask your friends, colleagues, fans to help support […]
When is it Time to Change Publishers?
That wonderful day when a publisher accepts your book is a day each writer remembers. Click To Tweet After sending out query after query only to get rejection after rejection, most of us cannot believe our eyes when an editor writes: “We love your work and we want to publish it.” This is especially true […]
What are your favorite writing blogs?
As part of my nomination for the Liebster Award in recognition of my blog posts, I must identify eleven other blogs that I like or that provide good writing content. I’m going to list my first six here and my hope (fingers crossed) you will provide me with some other ideas. There are many excellent […]
Liebster Blog Award Nomination! Thank you Raimey Gallant
I recently learned that one of my readers nominated this blog for the Liebster Blog Award @raimeygallant Click To Tweet I am honored that she thought the content of this blog warranted attention and recognition. Thank you Raimey Gallant!! As part of the nomination Raimey asked me to answer eleven questions. I will do so […]
Whom are You Blogging to?
As I consider my #blog posts, I always ask myself who might read that post Click To Tweet Am I writing it for fellow writers or for readers? Because most writers are readers, you might say I’m doing both all the time. But, readers aren’t necessarily writers. Readers may not be interested in the latest […]
Mirror, mirror on the wall… Is my book the best of all?
Are you tired of authors hyping their own books? #writingtips #marketing Click To Tweet I’m tired of hyping my own! In fact, I’m changing my tune. I know my books are good and worth reading. My feeling is if you don’t or if you don’t want to read them, that’s fine with me. In fact, […]
Crafting the Perfect Words that Describe Your Book–Blurbs!
This month #Inkripples is dealing with blurbs #amwriting Click To Tweet Inkripples is a toss into the pond. Take a look at the ripples… Add your own… Mary Waibel’s World at Katie Carroll Observation Desk and at Kai Strand’s blog. For those of you not aware, blurbs are the few paragraphs about a book that appear on the back cover […]