Introducing the LIST : a once a week listing for writers

Introducing the LIST : a once a week listing for writers

Introducing the LIST : a once a week listing for writers

The list – and not the mailing list either- is a great idea for any blog. Now that Halloween is over and everyone is pointing their noses toward the big eating day, Thanksgiving, I am starting a new feature here on the blog. I decided some time ago that one of the features that I love most about podcasts and blogs that I visit is how the hosts and hostesses are so free with the information that they share. We all love news and tips from  the industry, right? Only recently, one of my favs stopped curating the sites, which

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Writer Groupie Episode 36 Writing Historical Thrillers with Jeanne Lyet Gassman

Writer Groupie Episode 36 Writing Historical Thrillers with Jeanne Lyet Gassman

Hey, WG fans! This episode sort of kicks off new and great things for the podcast. In this episode (AUDIO ONLY!) I actually have an introduction to the show, information for writers, what’s coming next from me, and so on. I think you will be greatly informed, and entertained, so be sure to listen to the AUDIO ONLY version for the latest and greatest. (it was too much editing to do another video with me chatting about upcoming stuff so it will always be on the AUDIO ONLY version of the show. See the audio link below. This show also

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Looking for a good book cover

Looking for a good book cover

The weekend flew by for me– did it do that for you, too? Wow. I am finding that the more I work toward a book release the faster the days go by. I spent all of yesterday putting together a mockup of a cover for the caper mystery. It looked pretty darn sweet, but in the end, I didn’t keep it. Why not? It wasn’t perfect. I know that sounds a little huh-worthy, but let me explain. If you listen to any of the big podcasts, The Creative Penn, The Sell More Books Show etc. you will hear it said

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Surfing the net

Okay, so it’s been a wild week, most of which I spent watching the weather trying to decide if I was going to have to go to work. I didn’t have to most of it, and that is a good thing. It was nasty. So, instead of working, I found surfing to be of more interest and found some good sites for you to check out. Here is a list. 1. The death of writing (Guardian) 2. So you want to be a writer? (Writer’s Circle) 3. Write better crime fiction (Live, write, thrive) 4. Using Pinterest as a Writing

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How to sell more books

How do we sell more books? And no, it is not one at a time. You have to know how to do this by now. I mean it is on every tongue in every facet of our writerly lives. Write more books. Publish more often. And MOST importantly– WRITE BETTER BOOKS. Write better books means do more research, proofread harder, edit more times, get better cover art. Do it better than anyone else is doing it. It has become such a cry in the industry that you might be sick of hearing it. I hope you will stick with me

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