Author Profile: Michael E. Dellert

We were fortunate enough to spend a little time recently with Michael Dellert and managed to get him to open up a bit about his process and inner thoughts on writing. Michael is an award-winning writer, editor, publishing consultant, as well as a writing coach. His publishing career spans 20 years. His blog is aContinue reading “Author Profile: Michael E. Dellert”

YOU GUYYYYYS!!!!!!

Look at this! How did this happen??? You are no doubt reading along enjoying today’s post, “20 Questions With Author Barbara Tarn” – as well you should be – and LOOK what’s also happening today (more or less). LOOK! What, you don’t see? Step closer to the glass, Clarice. Closer, please. Closer… What????? Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat??? We are almostContinue reading “YOU GUYYYYYS!!!!!!”

Christmas Flash Fiction Challenge!

MERRY CHRISTMAS! This is your present, from me to you! It occurred to me that you will have some down time this week. Not today, necessarily, but in a few days. At which time you’ll check in and see we had a writing challenge that could brighten your writing day. And here it is. ForContinue reading “Christmas Flash Fiction Challenge!”

Cracking The Mystery Of “Goodreads For Authors,” Part Two: READERS

A Timely guest blog post by my friend, critique partner and fellow author CJ Andrews – Dan. Sunday afternoon Dan and I were chatting about his post on how authors can use Goodreads. As I rambled on about my thoughts on the topic, we (okay, Dan) realized that a lot of authors may struggle with thisContinue reading “Cracking The Mystery Of “Goodreads For Authors,” Part Two: READERS”

BEST CHRISTMAS FLASH FICTION CHALLENGE EVER

If you wanna get right to the challenge skip down to where it says “FLASH FICTION CHALLENGE!”   It is Christmas time! And as most of you know, there are a lot of Christmas specials on TV. And most of them suck.   Honestly, A Mom For Christmas? Look, I liked Olivia Newton John asContinue reading “BEST CHRISTMAS FLASH FICTION CHALLENGE EVER”

MAILING LISTS: Why Authors Need Them, How To Build One (It’s Pretty Simple!)

We all know there are dozens of things we’re supposed to be doing as authors in addition to writing. We talk about it here all the time. One of the important items is building a mailing list. That way, YOU are the source for information on your books and not a website or online retailerContinue reading “MAILING LISTS: Why Authors Need Them, How To Build One (It’s Pretty Simple!)”

Hey, check me out!

I got featured on Indie Plot Twist! How cool is that? There are lots of ways to find followers and get a little recognition. Indie Plot Twist is all over Twitter because they have an innovative way of incorporating your post with clickable tweets that send out the highlights of your message.   I found theContinue reading “Hey, check me out!”

DO NOT GET DISCOURAGED!! The 6 Things You Need To Do To Be A Successful Author

    If you look at some author groups on Facebook, you hear a lot of complaints: no sales, no reviews, no royalties, marketing is hard…   Apparently, life sucks for authors.     DO NOT BUY INTO THIS CRAP!   Complaining about book sales is a bitchfest designed to… do what, exactly?   COMPLAINER:Continue reading “DO NOT GET DISCOURAGED!! The 6 Things You Need To Do To Be A Successful Author”

You Want Your Book To Read Like A Serial – Even If It’s Not One

I remember reading A Tale Of Two Cities in school and being partly fascinated with it. I don’t pretend I grasped the complexities of the novel at that age, maybe eighth grade or freshman year in high school, but I remember it read a lot like a soap opera – and our teacher informed usContinue reading “You Want Your Book To Read Like A Serial – Even If It’s Not One”

What the HECK is a Virtual Assistant???

I know people who use Virtual Assistants and swear by them, and I know a lot of authors who are swamped with trying to run a blog and Twitter and Instagram and Pinterest and Snapchat, etc., and still find time to write – but don’t think they can delegate any of these tasks, and don’tContinue reading “What the HECK is a Virtual Assistant???”

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