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”

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)”

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”

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!”

What Did #1LineWed Do For Me?

A little while back we talked about social media and some of the hashtags you can use. Today was “one line Wednesday” (#1linewed) (Okay, we talk about social  media a lot, like HERE, HERE, and HERE also HERE and HERE, and yes these are all different.) There’s a theme each week and you do whateverContinue reading “What Did #1LineWed Do For Me?”

7 Ways To Improve Your Blog Presence & Grow Your Platform

The biggest thing you can do to build a loyal, quality base for your author platform is to reliably deliver quality content in your books, your blogs, and your social media. That takes time, and we wanna be writing. Here are seven ways to help without taking a ton of time. Write two new blogContinue reading “7 Ways To Improve Your Blog Presence & Grow Your Platform”

Here’s How It Happens

I often get asked how I am able to write a blog, write books, do critiques, and still function on planet Earth. I’m not always sure about that last part, but we’ll assume they are not implying I am a Martian or from Hell or something. (We recently discussed what makes great writing, HERE) I’veContinue reading “Here’s How It Happens”

FLASH FICTION CHALLENGE

If you wanna get right to the challenge skip down to “WELCOME TO OUR FIRST FLASH FICTION CHALLENGE!” and champagne Leo. As most of you know, my character names tend to be just as boring as watching the grass grow or paint dry. Steve. Melissa. Barry. Yawn. It’s just never been one of my thingsContinue reading “FLASH FICTION CHALLENGE”

Author Interview with TA Henry – get ready to smile, it’s a kick!

Folks, it’s always fun to chat with friends, so it was a blast to interview T. A. Henry for this interview. I hope you enjoy it as much as did and will check out her new book that releases TODAY!!! T.A. Henry is a Pacific Northwest transplant who loves it there. “I am a stayContinue reading “Author Interview with TA Henry – get ready to smile, it’s a kick!”