3 lessons from visiting the homes of great writers, guest post by Beverly Varnado: I’ve had the opportunity to visit the homes of a few great writers. Standing in the spaces they once occupied has at times left me awestruck, but somehow I pulled myself together enough to look for the messages they left behind for others who might want to follow.
Pushing through whatever life throws at us to write is probably the biggest challenge writers face in these days of uncertainty. Is the underlying stress of the whole pandemic situation is messing with your focus? We are grieving the way life used to be, and we are feeling trepidation over all the unknowns. But let’s [...]
Photo by Prateek Katyal on Pexels.com We have some oldies but goodies to share with you today. Our blog has been around for many years and we have some great posts that are too good to be buried in the dust. Find our most popular Writing Tips blog posts below! Engaging Emotions by Penelope Powell [...]
By Sara Beth Williams The thought of sending out a monthly newsletter can be overwhelming. What should I say? Does it always have to be writing-related? What if I don’t have enough content? What should it look like? My most-often dispensed advice is this: subscribe to the newsletters of your favorite author, and glean from [...]
I cannot tell you how many times I've logged onto Twitter and all I see are "Buy This Book" posts. How many of those posts have you actually stopped, clicked the link and bought the book? I'm not saying we shouldn't post about our books, but we need to do it strategically and occasionally. Not [...]
Cross-promotion is a great way to promote your book. Working with others can not only help your book sales and visibility, but it can also help you create camaraderie with authors just like you. Sounds great, right? Many authors would love to do this, but don't know how to start. I'm here to help. Below [...]
I've seen a lot of discussions lately, both publicly and in private groups, about book reviews. And the same few questions keep resurfacing... Is a reader obligated to leave a review? Is a reader obligated to leave only a positive review?Should an author read their reviews?Is it okay for an author to publicly share a [...]