Did you want ME to interview YOU? Let’s get started!

If you want to do an author interview or author profile where I ask you questions and you answer them, it’s EASY! New authors need help getting their work seen. Luckily, I can help with that. (Authors interviews will be with people who have books for sale, but profiles can be of anyone, published orContinue reading “Did you want ME to interview YOU? Let’s get started!”

I’ll Show You Mine If You Show Me Yours: An Exercise in Show Versus Tell

I know, that title is childish – but it got your attention, didn’t it? That’s a lesson re-reminded to me from the “Blogger’s Butt” post we ran yesterday. A good, catchy title brings readers to your post. Remember that. Sometimes I forget. You guys often get all excited when I explain a particular aspect ofContinue reading “I’ll Show You Mine If You Show Me Yours: An Exercise in Show Versus Tell”

Beware of Blogger’s Butt!

How can I NOT re-blog something called “Beware of Blogger’s Butt”? Well, I couldn’t. And although it’s a serous topic, I knew it was perfect for your Tuesdaymorning. You’re welcome. The title alone is a smile, isn’t it? Hey, you get writing tips here and this is a good one – gotta stay healthy orContinue reading “Beware of Blogger’s Butt!”

Is Twitter effective for selling books? Social Media Explained.

Occasionally I see an author struggling with social media (aren’t we all) and it seems like we all have some of the same questions. Here’s a sample I saw on a friend’s blog recently. Is Twitter effective at all as far as selling books? The fleeting posts are quickly buried within a matter of seconds.Continue reading “Is Twitter effective for selling books? Social Media Explained.”

Self-Pub Discrimination: Deserved or Unfair?

There’s so much truth here, you need to open your eyes and soak it in. Do your best with your story and make sure you don’t accidentally relegate your work to the “bad” pile by including mistakes that are easily found by an editor – as in, somebody other than you, and hopefully a professional!Continue reading “Self-Pub Discrimination: Deserved or Unfair?”

Do Little Things Add Up? YES!

“I need to grow my base.” “I need to build my platform.” “I need more blog subscribers.” . Don’t we all? Well, there are a lot of things you can do to make all of those things happen. Such as…??? (Recently we discussed what to do when “My blog sucks and I’m kinda clueless,” HERE.)Continue reading “Do Little Things Add Up? YES!”

The Big MO: Motivation

A friend of mine recently wrote a post about staying motivated. She is what she referred to as an “aspiring” author. Personally, I consider her very good author; she’s just not published yet. Quitting: The Lesson of Murden’s Lawn When my wife and I first got married, to save up money for a house weContinue reading “The Big MO: Motivation”