How to Write the Next Big Thing in Books

How to Write the Next Big Thing in Books

What do you think is the “next big thing” in books? To recap, we’ve gone through so much fantasy, I think that is pretty much dead. Ditto for paranormal romance, amateur sleuth novels, and thrillers surrounding conspiracy theories. I heard from some site I visited that agents are begging us not to send them anything with mermaids, vampires, or otherworldly creatures in it no matter WHAT they are doing in a book. One of my beta readers said that the best thing to come out of the end of fingers in today’s world is real life stories. Something that is

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Survivalist Mode: Will We Make It Out Alive?

I think I have gone into survivalist mode. I see so many books being published every day at Amazon. In a recent interview on Writer Groupie my guest mentioned 2200 a day. That’s a lot of books, folks. NY publishers are sitting back watching their slush piles grow smaller and smaller and they are laughing at the rest of us. Yes, this is the slush they USED to have to deal with. 2200 books a day, y’all. It’s enough to make me grab my bug out bag and race off into the wild. I think I have a better shot

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Book Buyers: Who are we SELLING to?

Recently, while listening to many varied podcasts, I discovered something that we don’t think nearly enough about. Our book buyers. Who the heck are these people buying our books? We can no longer just say, oh, my book buyer’s twenty something and reads romance. Now we have to know more specifics. We have to know WHO they really are and WHY they are buying OUR book. So who is today’s book buyer? And how can we harness that information into creating content that they REALLY want? Peter E. Lee / Foter / Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC 2.0)

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Writing accountability or who’s keeping you on track?

Stuck in Customs / Foter / CC BY-NC-SA A post about writing accountability is way overdue, I think. I recently participated in a writing challenge with the #writerrecharge. It was a great way to stay on track and get the word count out each day. I miss it. I didn’t sign up for the latest challenge, Spring Writing Bootcamp because I thought I would be too busy. ha! I don’t think I have written any new work since #writerrecharge ended. I regret not getting in on SWB but there is hope for me yet. I am going to Mid South

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Exciting news!

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