Using Linked In As An Author

We recently talked about social media and how Linked In can help an author network. Friend of the blog Jen Owenby (author name J.A. Owenby ) stepped up to explain LinkedIn for us. There are several ways LinkedIn can help authors. First of all, the connections. The more connections you achieve, the higher ranking youContinue reading “Using Linked In As An Author”

4 Important Things Every Aspiring Author Needs To Know

Pushing that PUBLISH button is a big moment, and your life is different – for better or worse – from that moment on.   Writers need to get over the fear of publishing.   I was lucky, I started by writing family humor essays and my stuff was out there for a years on FacebookContinue reading “4 Important Things Every Aspiring Author Needs To Know”

FLASH FICTION CHALLENGE, Black Friday Edition: TWO-SENTENCE STORY

BLACK FRIDAY TWO-SENTENCE STORY CHALLENGE Flash fiction is supposed to be short and fast, and it doesn’t get much faster than two sentences! But it’s a holiday weekend here so I wanted to make this fun. (I saw this on CS Wilde’s blog and LOVED the idea. I spent longer thinking about my two sentenceContinue reading “FLASH FICTION CHALLENGE, Black Friday Edition: TWO-SENTENCE STORY”

A Thanksgiving Story To Brighten Your Day

Originally posted on Dan Alatorre:
Every year at Thanksgiving, when we were kids, my whole family would assemble for a long day of playing football in the back yard, followed by a fantastic, huge Thanksgiving feast. All of the neighborhood kids will remember the great football games, because it was an annual occasion where, regardless…

4 VITAL Things To Know As An Indie Author (The Emotional Rollercoaster, part 2)

  If you wrote a book and published it, congratulations! You’re a small business owner, and entrepreneur. A budding capitalist.   You write your product. That’s cool!   Then, you sell your product.   So… you’re a salesperson.   Ugh. Most of you NEVER wanted to be salespeople.   Your book/books are your business, andContinue reading “4 VITAL Things To Know As An Indie Author (The Emotional Rollercoaster, part 2)”

3 Tips To Getting Over Your Holiday Writing Hurdles (The Emotional Rollercoaster, part 1)

  I expected to get a ton of writing done at Christmas last year. NOTHING got done!     NOTHING!!!     Writer’s slump? Maybe.   Don’t you HATE it when the words aren’t flowing, or you can’t get motivated to write? Or other writing related hurdles?   The thing is, it passes.   ThinkContinue reading “3 Tips To Getting Over Your Holiday Writing Hurdles (The Emotional Rollercoaster, part 1)”

Yes, BLOG! What New Authors Need To Know About Building A Platform

Occasionally a new author will write me with a question or problem and I’ll answer it here so we can all learn.   Dear Dan, I went to a writers’ conference last weekend (which was kind of intimidating) but I learned a lot about writing technique and learned some things about myself. I’m not aContinue reading “Yes, BLOG! What New Authors Need To Know About Building A Platform”