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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That Bookstore in Blytheville book signing in images

That Bookstore in Blytheville book signing in images

The Spring Fling book signing was a total hit. We had so much fun at That Bookstore in Blytheville. The owner, Chris, and the clerks who were working there were so good to us. It was amazing to be able to chat with the customers who came in and browsed. We hope to be able to go back maybe in the fall. Here is a pictorial for you of the store and our day there. Click on any image to make it bigger. That Bookstore in Blytheville The tiles outside the front entrance to That Bookstore in Blytheville Our posters

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What makes a writer’s heart soar?

What makes a writer’s heart soar? An acceptance! And I have received one for a short story going into an anthology. More news coming on this soon, but know that I have a happy heart right now. Also, what makes me writer’s heart sing–I got to go to Karen White’s booksigning tonight at The Booksellers of Laurelwood. Karen is always on my TBR list ’cause I am reading ALL her books from first to current. Yeah, I bought the latest, and kidded her about making me jump ahead. LOL. It’s all good. Here we are making merriment: I have emailed

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Chapter Books: What are they? Who’s writing them?

Chapter books have been a mainstay of juvenile fiction since time immemorial, although it might not have had an official name. From what I have uncovered in my research, chapter books are those books that are for readers from about 6 to 12 and have chapter breaks to allow for a reader to stop reading until their attention span can catch up. I remember the first chapter books I have had the privilege to meet were read to me by my teacher in class as a reading exercise. That was the best time of my young life. I absolutely adored

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Writer’s Stress: How do you spell relief?

Since my last critique meeting with my crit partners I have been spending a lot of time looking just like this woman. Head in hands, ideas being tossed out the realm of possibility. I do not mean to say that my crit partners sent me into a tailspin, not at all. I mean to say that my book has done this to me. Writing a book, first draft anyway, is very freeing. It’s almost carthartic. You are getting things written, you are feeling creative, you have a spring in your step, and a whistle on your lips. But when it

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