You CAN be a shy writer and succeed

You CAN be a shy writer and succeed

You CAN be a shy writer and succeed

This is the follow up to my last post about how to boost sales and get readers which you can read here. When you mention a certain demographic, you really should give them a chance to have their own platform. So, this post is about that sector of the writing world who do not choose to be speakers. Those people who like sitting back and using the social media circles to make friends and influence people. I ain’t mad at ya, as the young folks say. There are the group of social media writers or SMW who like the fact

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Weekly Links: Mishmash

Weekly Links: Mishmash

Mishmash of writing links It’s the middle of the week and you know what that means! Links! woo hoo! Places to go and writing things to learn from the people in the industry who are the masters. (what, you thought I was one?) WEEKLY LINKS Storyfix: Writing in a corset  Jane Friedman : Hiring a professional editor Christopher Kokoski : The best place in your novel to put your personal beliefs Passive Voice : Bamboozled, the new scam Amazon won’t warn you about Elizabeth Spann Craig : Public Speaking Tips Helping writers become authors : Most common writing mistake :

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Book Marketing and Selling Tips

Book Marketing and Selling Tips

There is a book list on Amazon updated daily called “Amazon Best Sellers: Best Kindle Store” and you can decide on free or paid top 100 books. Knowing what is out there will help with book marketing and selling. I picked free and wooza-there were some great titles in that. There were indie authors, indie publishers, and others. It was a pretty neat place to check out.  Here is my opinion of things that we know as indies and what we should pay attention to. Book Marketing and Selling Tips What we should aim for as indies Write fiction. Plain

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Weekly Linky List

Weekly Linky List

Welcome to THE LIST – my once weekly curation of sites for writers of all stages. I hope this is helping you guys. Be sure to look for my books under the tab up above, and please remember to fan, follow, and subscribe to my PODCAST SITE on iTunes and Youtube. Here is the latest in new and tips, tools, and things you can use in your writing life. THE LIST LIVE WRITE THRIVE – Using Archetypes http://www.livewritethrive.com/2016/10/31/using-archetypes-to-create-powerful-characters-in-your-fiction/ PETER REY – Using Sterotypes http://peterrey.com/stereotypes-in-books-writing-myths-debunked/ BOOKWORKS – 5 Great Word Processing Tools https://bookworksblog.wordpress.com/2012/11/19/5-great-word-processing-tools-for-writing-your-novel/  KATE TILTON – Writing and Emotion http://katetilton.com/writing-emotion-swaying-readers-dose-real-life/ FIX MY STORY

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Schooled in Murder-new Shannon Wallace mystery coming soon!

Schooled in Murder-new Shannon Wallace mystery coming soon!

New cover art! NEWS!NEWS!NEWS! My new Shannon Wallace mystery is all finished and has been dutifully reported to my newsletter crowd, the Zanies. It will soon be winging it’s way through the interwebs to Amazon. Woo hoo! Thanks so much to everyone who has asked me about whether there would be more books in the series – it’s great to know you’re all so excited about these books. Well, let’s face it, I can’t shut Shannon up! Schooled in Murder should be available for purchase in November. Here’s the blurb… Shannon and Dwayne are back in their wildest escapade ever! They are

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