Probably the best advice I can give you about publishing is not to rush. I’ve always promoted doing as much as you can yourself—especially since your first book is pretty much a loss until you write more and have more books available for purchase. When it’s when it’s your only book available, you’ll never get … Continue reading Don’t Rush to Publish!
I held my first Twitter chat the other night. My emotions were all over the place. The chat itself started off very slowly. It was only me, @DRWillisBooks, and @JewelELeonard at the beginning. @SpartaGus and @Alex_Micati joined in and helped out (thanks, guys!). Then @ceeleeolson and @KaelanRhy popped in as well as @erikafrose (thank you too! It was nice to see you!). After that, … Continue reading #SmutChat Aftermath
Using Rafflecopter is a pain in the butt, but thank you for clicking and entering the drawing! Good luck and I hope you had fun participating in #smutchat! See you soon! (And if you want to follow my blog that would be super cool!) Click here to enter: a Rafflecopter giveaway Congratulations to Jewel … Continue reading April’s #smutchat Giveaway
I've been a part of the Twitter writing community for a couple of years now. I've met some wonderful people, and they have been instrumental in helping me publish On the Corner of 1700 Hamilton. Without my friends, my journey would have been harder, and certainly not as much fun. I follow and am followed … Continue reading #smutchat: What is it?
I've written a lot in the past two years; I've read a lot too. I'm trying to get better, and every time I delete the words "s/he thought" out of my manuscript and just write it like the plain old monologue it's supposed to be it's a big deal. I used to make my characters … Continue reading Bad Writing Mistakes
Orna Ross, from the Alliance of Independent Authors, said in a podcast I listened to the other day, and I paraphrase: "Stephen King has an editor. Why would an indie think s/he didn't need an editor? It's the biggest mistake an indie author can make." Or something along those lines. She, with others associated with Alli, … Continue reading Do You Really Need an Editor? Er . . . Yes?
I'll be honest. I usually don't feel like a real writer. I struggle with this on a day to day basis, even though most days I do something in the form of writing, or "writerly" as we like to say. Right now I'm elbow-deep in editing my 2015 Nano project (4th time's the charm right?); … Continue reading Damn! I Wish I Was a Writer!