Your Book Social Media Profile Awaits
One of our facebook group members has suggested that we could get to know each other face to face. I think it's a good idea. As we are all in various…Continue
Added by Judd Miller on March 18, 2015 at 8:00pm — No Comments
Many self-published writers have to find ways to market themselves nowadays if they still want to remain in the game. Writing alone is a full-time job, but having to do the marketing by yourself, makes it an overtime job. In today's lesson, I will show you some helpful websites that can bring daily customers to your published book.
Book auctioning websites attract millions of debit…Continue
Added by Judd Miller on March 17, 2015 at 9:30am — No Comments
The mark of a serious writer/author is the willingness to improve. The pursuit of excellence includes any combination of 1) formal schooling, 2) seminars, 3) reading, 4) organizations/groups, 5) research, 6) writing, 7) editing. You can probably think of other avenues.
Pablo Casals was a pre-eminent cellist and conductor (1876-1973) who blessed us with music. When in his 90's it is said that someone asked why he continued to…Continue
Added by Sean Patrick O'Mordha on March 7, 2015 at 1:30pm — No Comments
Fine wine needs to be nurtured, rested, watched and turned until ready for drinking.
I think words require a little care too. Serious writers probably have a couple of pages on the go at the same time. Maybe a dormant chapter or manuscript waiting in the wings to be revisited or re-enacted.
I find it a necessity to leave and come back, leave and come back yet again, until I feel I have a complete work, indeed will it ever be complete? It is that detail in the…Continue
Added by jenny dunbar on March 7, 2015 at 1:30pm — No Comments
I discovered this little tidbit on a blog for writers who have Word 2010. I'm not a computer Guru, but It actually works! I only wish the voice sounded like Morgan Freeman.
"If you have Word 2010 you have, as a writer, a brilliant free tool at your fingertips. How many times have you wished that you could “hear” your own work back so that you can tell immediately whether it sounds right?
It takes a few minutes to install this tool but it is worth every second. Once you…Continue
It would be wrong to say all things are circular, but it is interesting how the narrative can often nuance its starting point as one ties the ends up. Endings, like beginnings, are really vital ingredients and so hard to pitch exactly right. What do I hope my reader will feel here? Does the weight of the last paragraph leave us in mid air, bring us down to earth with a thump, or just miss the point entirely?…Continue
Added by jenny dunbar on February 24, 2015 at 2:00pm — No Comments
Several years ago a good friend of mine told me that I should write down a lot of my adventures because I had lived such an adventurous life. Then a year or so ago, a good friend of mine (and former high school Spanish student who is very gifted in all things computer) after having run my web-site for several years suggested that I write a blog.
I agreed as I thought it might help the sales of my books, which seem to be coming out about one a year. At first I thought I should write a…Continue
What is the most important characteristic a writer should have? The ability to question everything.
Every tale I’ve written began with a series of what ifs.
What if a child was thrown into a world where magic was real? What if a young girl is given the most powerful weapon in her world? What if a man discovered he was really a demon? The list is as endless as the imagination.
But what if is rarely enough to carry a story. From each what if, dozens of answers can evolve…Continue
Added by Franz McLaren on February 24, 2015 at 1:30pm — No Comments
Added by Debbie A. McClure on February 19, 2015 at 1:00pm — No Comments
Now, don’t get offended. I’m not really talking about all of you. I’m pretty much talking about me.
Strangely enough, I don’t think anyone in my non-writer life would label me an egoist. Or an egotist, for that matter. I had to look up the difference, but there isn’t much of a…Continue
When I first started writing over a decade ago, I exulted in every new dialog tag I could think up. I preened over “he croaked” and purred over “she grumbled.” Finding new and inventive ways to say “he said” became my quest.
My early works were peppered with gloats, murmurs, and barks. I even started a most coveted (only by me) list.
How many words…Continue
Added by Aaron Paul Lazar on February 12, 2015 at 7:30am — No Comments
How long will it take before we can burn images stored in our brain onto a computer? Do you think it will ever come to pass? I hope so, because even though I used to dabble in art in college, I never inherited the landscape gene. I could do portraits, from live models or pictures, but I didn’t have the knack to capture a glowing sunset or wavy…
Added by Aaron Paul Lazar on February 12, 2015 at 5:00am — No Comments
I recorded The Grammy's because I wanted to watch The Hunger Games for the first time. The Hunger Games represented one faction of society having control over another, to me. That movie had a huge impact on me as I fear it is a sign of the times. My son was walking to the convenience store, at my request, yesterday and a white man drove up, blocking his way, and accosted him. He screamed all kinds of ignorant statements because he was tired of “Drug Dealing Niggers,” walking down his street.…Continue
Added by Lorene Stunson Hill on February 10, 2015 at 5:30am — No Comments
I laugh and tell them, “Hardly. Gus is a much better man than me.”
I genuinely mean it when I say it. But is it really true?
When I started writing the LeGarde Mystery series, I wanted to base Gus on my father – a wonderful Renaissance man and a talented pianist/music professor. At the time, he’d just…Continue
Added by Aaron Paul Lazar on February 9, 2015 at 9:00am — No Comments
www.tinagayle.net I believe the best way for Authors to get their books out to the world is by teaming up with other authors. That's why I like to do an Author Exchange ever so often.Continue
Added by Tina Gayle on September 22, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments
I recently attended the RomCon in Denver. The cost of travelling, accommodations, registration, food reached to nearly $2,500. Was it worth it?
So far, I’d have to say in monetary return – no. That is, unless the connections I made translates into a sudden burst of sales at Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Not likely.
In terms of a useful experience, maybe. The speakers ranged from terrible to great. The organization of the event could have been better. The accommodation was poor…Continue
For some reason I am inspired to share my innermost thought to you listeners on a subject concerning books and publishing, especially when it comes to ebook, self-publications, and trade publishing. You've all heard this phrase before, "you can't judge a book by its cover," but in this new age of self-publishing, we as readers would to have to be open minded to skepticism when we…Continue
Added by Judd Miller on May 30, 2014 at 4:30pm — No Comments
Altogether now... ready? A one, a two...
You blurb all day
You blurb all night
Blurb, blurb, blurb
Til the early mornin' light.
Hopin' your book
Is the one they'll choose.
And when the sales don't…
Added by Gary Val Tenuta on January 18, 2014 at 10:00pm — No Comments
Write Your Next Book With The Media In Mind
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