Mini-con wrapup

Mini-con wrapup

Mini-con wrapup

The MINI-CON was a HIT! Good morning, friends! Today is the day after the mini-con that my mastermind group, Desoto Writers Alliance, put on at the library. It was SO MUCH FUN! If you were a part of this event, thank you from the bottom of my heart for attending. It was the first of our efforts to bring together writers, aspiring and otherwise. We had members of some local author groups in the crowd and it was so wonderful to see writer buddies that we don’t get to see (aside from online) very often. Many of you came up

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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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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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Are you truly finished with that work?

Are you truly finished with that work?

There are a few age-old questions that writers ask. They are not stupid questions, lest you immediately think that. NO question is stupid, and oftentimes, sort of vital when you are uninformed. We might be wise old owls, us writers, but we don’t know EVERYTHING. Even with the Internet, good info is sometimes hard to find. So, what is this funny old question that keeps cropping up? Well, I am so glad you asked! It’s this:  How do I know when I am finished with the piece I am working on? It’s funny but sometimes you think you are finished,

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SMT Series: Why paying for likes on social media is just plain wrong

Social Media Triage Series: What is it? SMT Series: Part one: Too much promo SMT Series: Part two: Brushing off the haters ___________________________________________________ SMT Series: Why paying for likes on social media is just plain wrong and how you can not be one of “those” people There are a lot of things writers get right. Characters that captivate, plots that pen us to the chair and won’t let us get up, and dialog that is dynamic enough to make us laugh out loud are all some of those right things. But there are a few things that writers get dead

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