Who’s in the clock? Wearing green just got a lot more dangerous. Why is he wearing a shirt but no pants? Every Monday I’ll give you a wacky prompt or three to get you over the Monday blues and back to writing after (or during! gasp) your long day back at work. Take the prompt and … More Coffee Prompt Monday
When LKH was faced with fans getting crazy on her tours, read the article cuz she actually got attacked in a bathroom, she didn’t stop touring. She got security, hit the gym and got her carry permit. http://www.laurellkhamilton.org/love-hate-security-and-the-writer/ Love her.
Originally posted on Mad Genius Club:
Over the last week or so, there have been several requests from readers here and on a forum many of us belong to for more information about the nuts and bolts of publishing. So, over the next few weeks, members of MGC will be doing our best to answer…
The most effective way for authors to market books is by talking directly to readers through email marketing. How to start list building. Source: Email List Building for Authors: Get Started with Email Marketing
I dedicated the weekend to working on the cover for the first Evie Jones short story. For a book, I could commission an artist from school or something to do a nice oil painting, but for short stories, especially when I’ve got 8 ready to go and another 5 that will be after beta reads … More WriterLife Wednesday – Covers Are A Bitch!
Originally posted on Phoenix Rainez:
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Think about it. Used to be if you were hanging out at a coffee shop or even around the house, if you had something in front of your nose like a book or a computer, people wouldn’t bug you. They might think you were rude, but they’d get that you were busy. Now, with the … More Rudely Ignoring People by Reading has Gone Mainstream. Those of us who were the Original Rude People Want it Back.
Why don’t you want to kill the spiders? Work mistake cover up. Federal investigation! What did you do! Every Monday I’ll give you a wacky prompt or three to get you over the Monday blues and back to writing after (or during! gasp) your long day back at work. Take the prompt and a cup of … More Coffee Prompt Monday
Working through some kinks, and bashing out my desire for bright colors because I am not 12 years old, with my sister really helped bring the logo up a notch. And then we have one with color just in case it needs to pop a little more.
When you’re going Indie it’s a good idea to have a publishing company under your name (as a dba or an LLC). It’s still you, but it’s more professional to have your name as the author published by a company and not just yourself. Designing a logo isn’t like designing a book cover. There you … More Indie Author Publishing Logo
Unless you’re Steven King, JK Rowling, or some other huge sold a million copies author, you probably have a day job. If you work something in service or blue collar, you probably get exercise at your day job. I was a fast food worker and waitress for 6 years, till I went to law school. … More Exercises for the Working Writer
Originally posted on Lit World Interviews:
Having a ready to go press release kit is something every Indie author should have. It’s also a good idea to have it on a static page on your website or/and blog. Rather have everything in one place than have to scramble around when it’s called for. Having it…
I gave myself (and you!) a challenge here to fix the drunken cat plots of your first (or second, fifth, whatever) novel. If you’re editing it now and say it’s fine, or you’re working on your novel, then just consider these tips to help you get it right and keep your plot kitty sober and on … More WritersLife Wednesday – Step One in Dr. Amie’s Plot Fixer Elixer – The Blurb.
Originally posted on Mundus Media Ink:
Column by David Biddle At the beginning of December, I reduced the online price of my novel and a story collection. I wanted my books to be part of the holiday sales craze, so I took the ebook versions from $4.99 to 99¢. My royalties at those prices? About…
(Usual upfront disclaimer, yes I am a lawyer, no I am not your lawyer. All of this is extremely generalized and simplified legal concepts. None of this is meant to be taken as legal advice, certainly not as gospel, so do NOT take my word for it, and if you’re unsure, hire a lawyer.) When you’re … More Trademark Searching for the Small Business Owner
Originally posted on Mad Genius Club:
I was going to write about the latest payout numbers from the Kindle Unlimited Program today — and I will get to it shortly — but a member of my critique group asked a question Sunday that had me sit back and think. Several weeks before, instead of our…
What dancing gorilla? New sex project lands man in hospital. Breathing blood is fun. Every Monday I’ll give you a wacky prompt or three to get you over the Monday blues and back to writing after (or during! gasp) your long day back at work. Take the prompt and a cup of coffee and let your … More Coffee Prompt Monday
Every once in awhile (or about once a week) writers get down and wonder if we’ve really done anything. We haven’t finished that book, and there’s five unfinished stories, the old books haven’t been rewritten, the new stuff hasn’t been edited. And it goes on and on. Why do we do this? Focus on the … More Recount the Year in Writing
I finally finished a short story set in my second series that I started 5 years ago. I know! What can I say, I had to get some new stuff out of my system to get me up and running on writing again. But I’ve missed this character. She’s so much fun to write because … More We Investigate Zebras – Excerpt
I’m launching my publishing house and putting out my finished short stories soon and there’s just a ton to do! There’s things you never think about, so from one beginner business person to another, here’s my checklist (and yours if you’re indie publishing!) so far. (Don’t take any of this as gospel, I’m not a … More The Business of Writing Checklist