Tag Archives: authors

7 Things Writers Can Do No One Else Can (or Wants to)

Originally posted on WordDreams…:
I’m reposting this from a few years ago. Back then, I didn’t have many readers so now, I wanted to share these pithy thoughts–including a few updates–with all my new efriends! There are a lot of difficult parts to writing. I mean, besides the whole write-edit-revise-rewrite-market-start over thing. That cutting a…

Retro Book Promotion Blog Party!

Originally posted on charles french words reading and writing:
(https://pixabay.com) Hello to all my fellow writers out there! Here is a chance to share one of your earlier books that you have written. Don’t worry if you have written one book–you may promote that one also! Publicity can be very hard to come by, so…

How important is solid #Worldbuilding in a #fantasy novel?

I ask this question because I’m currently reading an Urban Fantasy novel that is causing me to scratch my head rather too often. I think the answer to the glitches in this specific novel is probably that it lacked beta readers to pull the author up over the many illogical facets of this world. If it […]

Are you attending the #IndieAuthorFringe event? 18th March #writers #authors

Have you heard about the Indie Author Fringe, organized by the Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi)? This is a FREE, online global conference for authors, run fringe to the major book fairs: London, BEA & Frankfurt Bookfairs, broadcasting 24 sessions of author education over 24 continuous hours, so that authors around the world attend some live sessions, no matter […]

Creativity, Sensitivity, Laziness and Courage #IndiePublishing #Authors

Originally posted on The Write Stuff:
(Reblogging here with Marcia’s permission) In which I make the point that it is horribly hard to send our “babies” out to agents and publishers, something I think is overlooked in the ongoing debate re: indie vs. traditional publishing… Would love to hear you all’s thoughts on the topic.…

Secrets Readers Don’t Know about #Authors

Originally posted on Terri Herman-Ponce:
A lot goes on behind the scenes in getting a book published. Stuff that readers don’t know and probably don’t need to know. Because, let’s face it, all a reader cares about is a story that takes them out of the real world and into another that, when well done,…

#Writers, what can you learn from modelling? #MondayBlogs #NLP

No, I don’t mean the catwalk type! This topic has been brewing in my mind for over a year, and when WordPress so kindly provided me with my handy dandy annual round up, it showed me that the most popular posts I’ve written are those on writing or publishing – as if there aren’t enough […]

#Authors, why use #hashtags in your blog post titles?

You may have noticed that I use hashtags in my blog post titles, and I wouldn’t blame you for wondering why – that used to be me, too, when I noticed an author I follow cluttering up her titles with those rather unattractive tags. But we want people to share our posts, don’t we? After […]

Please don’t leave me hanging…. #authors #writers #cliffhangers

Please forgive me; I’m going to have a rant. Nothing infuriates me more in this frontier world of indie publishing, than the author who ends their book on a cliff hanger. Scratch that. They don’t end it at all; they just stop writing, smack in the middle of the action, assuming that the reader will […]