I feel like I throw this term around a lot and I'm not sure people actually know what it is... A “reader magnet” is a story that you give away to anyone who signs up to your mailing list. This is also called a lead magnet in other types of marketing. Here is mine! http://bit.ly/ReadyPrequel … Continue reading What is a reader magnet?
I've had so many conversations about social media in the seven years that I've been writing as a career and over time I've learned a valuable lesson about it all. Recently I got on TikTok. If you don't know what TikTok is, good for you. I'm there for plants and food videos mostly, but a … Continue reading Social Media: Use em all?
I want to start each of these articles by saying: ALL WORDS ARE IMPORTANT AND NO WORD SHOULD never BE USED. I know that is bad English but what I mean is, although this whole article is about removing a word, I am not here to field comments about how this word is valuable and … Continue reading Removing Undesirables: Had
This topic comes up a lot when we discuss Beta Readers. I have had the pleasure of working with fiercely loyal Beta's who would never even think of stealing my work but if you don't know trustworthy people who you would be comfortable giving the task, you can find Beta's in all sorts of places … Continue reading Copyright: Protecting your Gold
First of all, I don’t write the most. There are very many authors who write more than me. I do think I am a diligent writer however. I completed NaNoWriMo this year (2019) (my first year) in 21 days and 4 days later I moved on from the 50k requirement of the event to complete … Continue reading Turbo Writer: How do I write so much?
I am so excited to write my Romance story now. After talking to a few friends, checking out a few books and doing some research, I am very happy with my outline and I am so ready to get started! I decided to challenge myself, and here I am actually giddy to write the story. … Continue reading The Scary Genre: UPDATE
Not fish. Beta Readers! An authors best friend! I freaking love beta's. This post will be ALL ABOUT BETA'S! Here we go! What is a Beta Reader?? A beta reader is usually an unpaid test reader of an unreleased work of literature or other writing, who gives feedback from the point of view of an … Continue reading Let’s talk about Beta’s
This is a looooooooooong post: Prepare yourself. I am an avid outliner. A lot of people who talk about outlining, get real technical, real quick which I think dissuades some people who are less technical, from doing outlining. I hope my strategy is easy, but also detailed enough to help you perfect your time management and … Continue reading My Outlining Process
I read one little article about writing structure and all hell broke loose. -LY must die!