Marketing is a four letter word to most authors, and I don’t mean the word ‘love.’ Advertising and marketing are important no matter how icky it makes you feel. Writing a novel and making it available to the world doesn’t mean the world will take notice. Or care. Or fart in your general direction. Once … More A List of Book Promotion Sites
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You’ve heard it said that writers should write using all their senses. Here’s why. A scene without sensory detail or imagery created by elaborating details is just a sentence. Create scintillating scenes by inserting unforgettable word images in the reader’s mind. Click to Tweet #amwriting #scintillatingscenes Sensory detail…
Here are a few writers’ blogs I follow to learn from and be inspired by. … More Top 5 Writer’s Blogs
Once you’ve written down your goals, it’s easy to set them aside and forget about them. Doing a self-review is a good way to hold yourself accountable for achieving your aims. You can evaluate your progress by week or month, but I prefer by quarter. … More Quarterly Writing Goals: Q1 2017
Sure, being a writer has its challenges. Self-doubt chases you like an angry pimp. But, it’s still awesome. Here are my top five reasons why I love it. … More 5 Best Things About Being A Writer
Valentine’s Day poems by Elizabeth Barrett Browning, George Gordon Byron and more. … More Valentine’s Day Poems That Don’t Suck
The Sumerian tale of Marduk versus Tiamat absorbed me one night during a months-long bout of insomnia. A few articles compared Tiamat to Echidna from Greek mythology. … More Where did you get the idea for your novel?
I’ve read a number of blogs sharing the advice bloggers would give their younger selves if they could travel back in time. I’m grabbing my laptop, shanghaiing a TARDIS and diving into the blogosphere time warp to post advice to my younger, even cuter, pigtail wearing self. … More Advice For My Younger Self
Here are my 2017 goals that by the grace of Gaia and the power of Thor’s abs I will complete by 12/31/17 … More 2017 Goals and How to Keep Them
Despite everything, I am still positive about 2017. I will not miss 2016 and wish it a fond farewell. … More Goodbye 2016, Hello 2017!