What Your Author Website is Likely Missing, Pt. 1

Over at Story Empire today, we’re discussing an important and often neglected aspect of the author website. I’ll give you a hint—it’s something that is tremendously helpful for marketing, and almost no authors take advantage of it. Curious? Please go check it out by clicking here. And leave a comment; we’d love to know what…

Curated Content

Originally posted on Story Empire:
Hi, SEers. Another week come and gone, and another week we have great content for you to look at. If you haven’t already, check out Monday’s post, Freedom From Distractions, by Joan Hall, and Wednesday’s post, The End in Mind, by Harmony Kent. Then peruse the links below for industry…

Keeping the End in Mind as You Write

Hey, gang. Happy Hump Day! Over at Story Empire today, Harmony Kent is talking about planning stories and keeping the end in mind when you write. She offers some great tips for pantsers and plotters. Why not check it out and leave her a comment? You can find her post here. Hope to see you…

Curious About What This Author Reads?

Hi, guys. I have something a little different for you today. I found, through several writer friends, a blogger (D. S. Nelson) who hosts authors on her site. She spotlights not their written works, but rather what they read. And it’s so much fun! She’s hosting me today on her site. I hope you take…

Avoiding Distractions When Writing | Freedom App

Joan Hall at Story Empire wrote a great post today on the Freedom App. It’s free and it helps eliminate distractions when we write. Check out her post and the awesome tool! By the way, it’s the first day of spring. Hope it’s a warm and wonderful one for you!

Visiting Teri Polen | Talking Writing and Romance

St. Patrick’s Day is a big party day for a lot of people. I’m part Irish, so it’s a celebration all day! (Well, not really. It’s Lent, so no feasting, and it’s Friday, so no meat. Western Pennsylvania got special dispensation from the bishop to eat meat today, but not down here in Arkansas, so,…

Curated Content

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! I’m part Irish, so you know I’ve got my green on. I hope you’re wearing green so you don’t get pinched. I also hope you take a minute to visit Story Empire today. There’s a great post with a list of articles for writers. The best of the best this week had…

Branding

Originally posted on Story Empire:
Craig here again. It’s a challenge to write these tips and tricks every time, because so many of the items are debatable. I hate to take a hard line stance, but I do for the sake of the comments that trickle in during the week. The topic today is branding.…

What Is Scrivener?

Originally posted on Story Empire:
What is Scrivener? It’s a good question. Maybe you’ve heard other writers talk about but you’re not exactly sure what it does or if it’s for you. Very simply, Scrivener is a software product from Literature and Latte designed as a highly flexible writing development tool. It has 3 main parts…

I need your help!!!

Originally posted on Life As I Know It:
Hello, bloggers! As many of you know, I am very passionate about Relay For Life and the fight against cancer. Cancer has affected my family multiple times. Not only have I lost loved ones, but I know many people that have also suffered the pain of this horrible…

An Amazonian-Sized Problem

Originally posted on Story Empire:
Hi, SEers! Happy Wednesday. I wrote a post on my own blog recently about Amazon and reviews. If you’d like to read it, you can find it here.  That post was the inspiration for this one. There are nine categories on the Amazon Community Guidelines page that dictate the rules…

An Opportunity for Readers to Win Big

Hello. How are you today? I’m pretty excited, because I get to share a great opportunity with you. If you’re on my newsletter list, you’ve already been sent this information. (And if you aren’t, why aren’t you? Here’s a sign-up link if you want to join.) But in case you aren’t on the list or…