Author On The Ledge!

Be sure to enter to win a signed copy of Savvy Stories HERE LAST DAY! Don’t miss out!         You’ll know it when you see it. An author friend has started the downward spiral of doubt. Here’s an example from a blog post of an obviously dismayed author friend, followed by my reply:Continue reading “Author On The Ledge!”

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!!!!!!”

Author Profile: Claire Fullerton

As we try to meet new authors and expand our literary palate, we will meet folks who write in the same genre as us and those who write something other than what we write. I personally believe that a well written story can (and maybe should) contain elements of multiple genres. A drama should haveContinue reading “Author Profile: Claire Fullerton”

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!”

Still Stuck? How To Unstick Your Unmotivated Writer’s Brain And WRITE

Sometimes a story gets stuck. That sucks, because we’re the ones who drove into the tree, but it happens. (This is not a post about that.)   When the story is fine but the writer is stuck, that’s different. That’s a mental thing, or an organization thing, or whatever, but if you are stuck andContinue reading “Still Stuck? How To Unstick Your Unmotivated Writer’s Brain And WRITE”

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”

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)”

When Should I Start Publicizing My New Book?

Occasionally I get a question from a fellow author with a problem and I answer it here. Dear Dan, My novel is still in its first draft. It´s long, I still have to finish it, and I write a LOT every day, but there´s still a lot of time before it will be published. ManyContinue reading “When Should I Start Publicizing My New Book?”

6 Tips to Avoid BLOGGER BURNOUT – the dreaded affliction that kills you before you start AND after you’re a success!

We recently talked about these great blogs I’ve been reading that suddenly disappeared. (I was not directly linked to the disappearance of the bloggers in case you were wondering. No charges have been filed.) We thought they might have burned out from too much success. I know, I know: Burn out from too much success?Continue reading “6 Tips to Avoid BLOGGER BURNOUT – the dreaded affliction that kills you before you start AND after you’re a success!”

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