Paper versus Electronic Publishing

Paper versus Electronic Publishing

Paper versus Electronic Publishing Ok, so I’ve talked about writing a lot on this blog but not really gone into any detail about the PROCESS. And not specifically e-books, even though that is what I usually end up with. So, today, you will get the insider details on my e-book writing mind. There is a process to everything. Have you ever noticed? You cannot even go to the grocery store without making a list, clipping coupons, and checking your recipes. It’s the same with writing. In the beginning, you have to have an idea early on whether you want your

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Writer Groupie Episode 41 YA Fiction with H W Vivian

Writer Groupie Episode 41 YA Fiction with H W Vivian

Welcome, Groupies! This is episode 41 of the podcast, and today I chat with H W Vivian, author of War of Rain, Chasers, and a humor/satire book, Days of Amber, under her pen name, Alex Chu. In my intro, I talk about Disk of Death and what the latest is on that book coming out in February. I also ‘splain what a copy editor is among other fun things, so be sure to check out the audio version of the podcast for my tidbits, or the video version for the interview only. So, here we go…on with the show! _____________

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Writer Groupie Episode 38 Orphaned books with Jennifer Anderson

Writer Groupie Episode 38 Orphaned books with Jennifer Anderson

Good day, Groupies! After watching this episode back, I realize there are a lot of glitches in this episode. I apologize. Skype definitely was not our friend this time. If you want to hear my introduction for this show, please be sure to listen to the AUDIO ONLY version for the latest and greatest of what’s going on with me, the show, and what’s new in the writing world. See the audio link below. Don’t forget–you can see the upcoming guest list on the WG page here and I hope you enjoy each episode! Now off we go, and on

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Imaginarium 2015 wrap-up

Imaginarium 2015 wrap-up

I am baaaaack! Imaginarium 2015 was a total utter win. Linda Rettstatt and I had a blast. We sold books, signed books, chatted with other writers, took pictures, sat on panels–well, in other words took full advantage of the event. It was held in the Crowne Plaza at the Louisville Airport (not IN the airport but in the vicinity of it) We arrived on Thursday evening so we could get all settled in and take a breath before plunging into the con. It is always a great idea to do this–in case you are taking notes. Have a nice dinner,

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The Top 5 Marketing Tips for Your Book

The Top 5 Marketing Tips for Your Book

Self-published authors know that the biggest row to hoe ahead of them is marketing their book. The writing is hard, the editing is harder, but the marketing of that book is certainly the hardest of them all when it comes to this self-publishing journey. I know. I have been there. But I also have a few tips for you to maybe give you food for thought. First, some people might just want to know what marketing your book MEANS. In my honest opinion, it’s just telling folks about your book. It’s getting the word out. Secondly, some people want to

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