Two More Writing Links Today

Who would have thought April would be this busy? First the Roadshow Tour, then my personal RRBC Spring Blog Party post. Then there were guest posts and friends’ new releases. Today, as the month winds down, I have two more things to share. Story Empire joins the RRBC Spring Blog Party. Click here to read…

You know stuff, use it

Originally posted on Story Empire:
Craig here today. I’ve said many times that the rules of writing fiction are more guidelines. I was struck recently with how many novels feature a main character who is an author. Therefore: Today’s topic is, “Write What you Know.” Okay, I just said they’re more like guidelines, so if…

Giveaway Winners Announced

Today’s post is short and sweet. I’m announcing my winners from the RRBC Spring Book and Blog Party. Drumroll, please… The first place prize of an Amazon gift card is awarded to Harmony Kent! The second place prize of a Medici Protectorate series SWAG pack goes to Teri Polen! Congratulations, Harmony and Teri. I’ve already…

Lots of Writing News Today

Do you ever feel like some days nothing is going on and on other days, there’s almost too much to keep up with? Today is the latter of the two for me. First, I hope you’ll join me over at Rochelle Weber’s site, where Mind Control‘s hero, Vinnie Falco, has an illuminating interview with the…

Curated Content for Writers April 21

Originally posted on Story Empire:
Happy Friday, SE readers. Joan here. Once again it’s time for the six of us at Story Empire to share helpful links to articles we’ve found useful. And in case you missed them, don’t forget Mae’s post about tips for a successful book signing and Staci’s post on media kits…

10 Tips to Critique Fiction

Today, at AIW Press, Michele Jones gives writers her top ten tips for writing effective critiques. If you are in a crit group or even if you’re just interested in what constitutes a good critique, you should check it out. (Click here.)

Author Media Kits, Part 2—The News Release

Originally posted on Story Empire:
Ciao, SEers. As promised, I’m continuing my exploration of the author media kit. (If you missed that post or want a refresher before continuing, click here.) Today, we’re going to talk about the news release. (Press Release is an outdated term referring to the press that prints newspapers. That technology…

Weaving History into Contemporary Fiction—RRBC Tour Stop

 Hi! Welcome to Rave Reviews Book Club’s Spring Book & Block Party. (For all the stops and oodles of chances to win a myriad of prizes, check out all the RRBC posts throughout the month-long tour.) This stop? Staci Troilo’s site currently hosted in Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA. Today I’m Giving Prizes to Two Lucky Winners:…

Tips for a Successful Book Signing

Originally posted on Story Empire:
Hey, SEers! Mae here today. Got your pen handy? It’s time to sign some books!  🙂 When it comes to book signings, whether you’re a newbie or a seasoned pro, it never hurts to reevaluate your strategy. I realize not everyone has print copies of their books, but that day…

Curated Content for Writers

Originally posted on Story Empire:
Hi, SEers. Another Friday, another post where the six of us share links to articles we found useful this week. In addition to these links, don’t forget to check out Harmony’s post on embedding Amazon links on your website or Joan’s post on words. And now, without further ado, the…

Words ~ Old and New

Originally posted on Story Empire:
Hi, SE readers. Joan here. I thought we’d do something fun today and talk about words. Over the years, our use of language has evolved. Thank goodness we no longer use seventeenth century English with words like thee, thou,  or shouldst. These days we’re much more casual in our conversations.…

Serial Killers and Readers

Hello! I hope you’re having a wonderful day. If you’ll put up with a darker turn to the blog today, I want to introduce you to a new guest to my site. She’s the author of some deliciously dark fiction, and I can’t recommend her work highly enough. Today she shares some information with us…