As an author, your online presence brings your readers into your world. The images and verbiage you choose will either create a deeper interest or a divide that will be difficult to mend. This article is for those who have had some works printed and have already started to bring a voice to social media outlets. … Continue reading Developing your Image
Look at that existential title! Look at it. Philosophy students, if you googled here in error, I am sorry to disappoint you. This isn't that kind of blog post, but I will still give you your answer. Research is still yours to do, though. Tacos. We're here for tacos. Yes, vegan philosophy major with the … Continue reading Why Are We Here?
What makes a writer a professional? It's not money, though I can see where you could think so. Deriving your entire income from writing may very well make you a self-sufficient writer, but I have seen writers who are self-sufficient without being one whit of a professional. Panel appearances aren't the litmus. Not all panels … Continue reading Being Professional
9a. When did you decide to be a writer? I stared at the question on my screen. I don't know that I have seen more than a handful of author interviews where this question was not asked, so it wasn't a surprise to find it here. I skipped it, finished the blog interview form I … Continue reading Deciding to Write
So, there it was. I said it. I laid out the foundation of every insecurity I have about myself, and now a room full of people sit, silently rolling it around in their heads. Just another monthly meeting of the local writing group. Of course, they weren’t actually thinking about my flaws. Maybe a couple … Continue reading Why I Write, or Obligatory Author’s Post No. 1
Have you ensured your Amazon book page has a great book description, amazing cover and your book is competitively priced and has plenty of reviews? Your answer: Have you looked up similar books to yours on Amazon and noted their Amazon categories and possible keywords? If yes, please input categories & keywords. Your answer: Have … Continue reading So You Have Been Stitched Now What?
What is list building? You offer something of value for free in exchange for an email address. You can set up auto-responders which are automatic emails that go out directing the person to more useful information. This is permission marketing. You have given something to the person and in exchange asked permission to send them … Continue reading How to Build an Email List for Authors