What does my reader want?

What does my reader want?

Several things have become glaringly apparent this weekend so far as How to Write is concerned. I guess whenever anyone embarks on such an auspicious endeavor, one must not get overly involved in the stuff behind the scenes. Well, I have. Deeply, truly, madly involved. But it’s all for my reader. It is because I care. I do not want to be a big fat failure, and have you scratching your head wondering what the heck I am talking about. But then too, I do not want anyone who is a little more advanced falling asleep as we dig into

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Event today: Author Rodeo Roundup

Event today: Author Rodeo Roundup

Today is one of my events listed on the events page, the Author Rodeo Roundup, and I am pretty excited about it. I love live events where I get to meet other readers and writers and published authors and such.  There is no better feeling than being in front of a crowd of rapt listeners. If you have been following my blog, you know that I have interviewed a couple of the guests who will be there. I am really excited to be able to meet them as well. Today’s fun will be at the R C Pugh Library on

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Mid South Con

Mid South Con

  Okay, so, you guys know that I am going to be at Mid South Con all this weekend, right? This is an annual event. I love it. It is a scifi-fantasy con and so there are always photo opps. I promise faithfully to send images to my Facebook regularly all weekend. IF you are not following me on FB here is the link. I also am planning on creating a wrap-up post for you on Sunday night if I can focus after so much fantastical input. If it doesn’t appear Sunday night, then Monday for sure. Mid South Con

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How to get published

How to get published

People invariably ask me what they need to do to get a book published. The first thing I do is gaze at them longingly. I mean, was it really almost ten years ago that I WAS that person? So here is my list, and it is about as thorough as you will find in all the writing self-help books and other places. HOW TO GET PUBLISHED Find the time to write. We all find time to do the things we want to do. If writing is a priority for you, you will find that giving up time to do other

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Interview with Chad Martin, author, publisher

PODCAST Interview with Chad Martin Chad Martin Chad Martin is the co-owner of Laurel Rose Publishing and co-author of the Loralai Ledbetter series of books for children. Chad was my guest on a podcast (audio only) interview recently and here are a few of the things we discussed: How he got started in writing and publishing What Laurel Rose Publishing can do for authors in this DIY world How helping authors trumps making money What a potential author has to do to get published by Laurel Rose Publishing What Laurel Rose Publishing does in editing and art Author Rodeo Roundup,

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