My brain is exploding. This week was writing, publishing, and marketing---the trifecta of stressful. Well, writing isn't usually stressful. Not for me. Not unless I'm behind on a deadline. And typically, I'm not. (I'm obsessive about meeting deadlines.) But when editing, publishing, and marketing infringe on my budgeted writing time, I can either work myself... Continue Reading →
Happy Friday! What a week, huh? When I was considering this week's quote, two came to mind. If you want to make God laugh, tell him about your plans. The road to Hell is paved with good intentions. I chose this one, instead: And here's why. The first quote, while humorous, makes God sound a... Continue Reading →
Wow, what a week. I said I'd never use a pen name, but I broke that vow. I'm now working on my second book for a company. I can't talk a lot about it; I'm essentially ghost-writing, although I will market for those books when they're released. The cool thing is, I'm managing to average... Continue Reading →
I've been blogging for several years now. Some years I write a "year in review" post; others I don't. I was going to skip it this year, but a friend and fellow writer (C. S. Boyack) wrote one, as he does every year, and when I read both his post and the comments, I realized... Continue Reading →
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... Continue Reading →
Story Empire has a list of 10 blog posts this week dealing with writing, publishing, and marketing. If you’re looking for industry highlights from around the web, check these out.
Hi, SEers. Happy Friday!
We’re trying something new for you. Instead of our own opinions or a reblog here and there, we’re giving you links to valuable content we found this week. Below you’ll find tips from experts like James Scott Bell, Kristen Lamb, Chandler Bolt, and more. We hope you find these posts as helpful and/or entertaining as we did. Also, in case you missed them, you can find this week’s two Story Empire posts by clicking these links: Droll Definitions by Harmony Kent and What’s in a Name by Joan Hall.
- Chasing a New Idea
- How to Combine Fonts
- Five Changes You Need to Make to Your Author Website
- Seven Deadly Sins of Prologues
- Fifteen Ten Minute Author and Book Promotion Tips
- Put Calls to Action in the Back of Your Book
- Book Title Ideas
- The Chirurgeon’s Apprentice
- Fiction University‘s 31-day revision workshop during the month of…
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In my last post of 2012, “The Year in Review,” fellow author and blogger Janna Hill commented that 2012 was a journey for her because it was her first year as an indie author. You know me, I’m always interested in hearing about someone else’s path. I immediately asked her if she’d share her story... Continue Reading →