4 Guerilla Tactics For New Authors

You want a loyal fan base, but Aaaauuuuuugh! Until you are established, it’s crazy hard to do. Don’t pull your hair out, Binkie. I’m here to help. #1. Pay attention when people write to you about how much they loved your book, a story on your blog, a Facebook post, a retweet, etc. Make aContinue reading “4 Guerilla Tactics For New Authors”

3 Ways To Use That Restless Energy The Day Before Your First Book Comes Out

The day you publish your book is special – and so is the day before that. Tomorrow is a special day. Tomorrow, your book comes out – you will be a published author. People who don’t know you, who have never met you, and who may never meet you, are going to buy your book andContinue reading “3 Ways To Use That Restless Energy The Day Before Your First Book Comes Out”

4 Tips To Market Your Book

The hardest part of being an author? Marketing.     Every author has had some dingbat tell them “I should write a book.” Good thing most of those books don’t get written; was the world really clamoring to hear Tales From The Construction Site? Drama of the Divorced Dentist? How I Murdered My Boss AndContinue reading “4 Tips To Market Your Book”

Perspective is Everything When You Are Four Years Old

“Dinner!” Eight hours of slow-roasted deliciousness called roast pork was now being shredded – and was calling my name. Our whole house smelled of barbecue and fresh baked yeast rolls. “Savvy, tell mommy to come eat.” My four year old daughter walks in. “Were you calling mommy?” I swallowed my eighth or ninth sample andContinue reading “Perspective is Everything When You Are Four Years Old”

Your book is out! Now what? 10 Tips To Keep It Rolling

  Congratulations! You are now a published author. Revel in that, even if Oprah doesn’t call right away. Most people never do write their great American Novel, and most of the ones that do, don’t publish it. You did. That’s significant. People who have never met you will part with their money and buy yourContinue reading “Your book is out! Now what? 10 Tips To Keep It Rolling”

3 Ways To Use That Restless Energy The Day Before Your First Book Comes Out

  The day you publish your book is special – and so is the day before that. Tomorrow is a special day. Tomorrow, your book comes out – you will be a published author. People who don’t know you, who have never met you, and who may never meet you, are going to buy your bookContinue reading “3 Ways To Use That Restless Energy The Day Before Your First Book Comes Out”

After you FIND time to Write – actually WRITE!

  Authors are, as a group, unorganized and easily distracted. Me, included. After I find them additional hours a day to write, they fill that time up with nonwriting. Emails, Facebook, Twitter, online writing course, articles. Cat videos… First, write. ONLY when you have the writing finished for the day, then and only then doContinue reading “After you FIND time to Write – actually WRITE!”