What makes a character stay in your mind long after you finish a book?
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What makes a character stay in your mind long after you finish a book?
#amwriting #publishing #indiewriter
Years ago, I was a publishing snob. I had worked as an editor for authors who were published by St. Martin’s Press, Scholastic, and Simon & Schuster. The idea of self-publishing was still a no-no, but then I took the leap to not only work with indie authors, but via my alter ego, Mia Fox, I became one, too. It was my best decision for creativity, passion, and career control. [ 833 more words ]
Years ago, I was a publishing snob. Then, I learned the world of indie authors. Passion, creativity, career control. This is why I love them.
How do you make your book standout from the crowd? Today's consumer has hundreds…scratch that, thousands…actually, millions of book choices. Authors may want to believe that the majority are poorly written, with low-quality production in the form of cheap covers and unattractive formatting. Yet, the reality is that there are unlimited numbers of high-quality books available. You are part of a competitive field. [ 574 more words ]
There are unlimited numbers of high-quality books available. You are part of a competitive field. So what will make them choose your book?
Writers, it's not enough to create a terrific book. You have to also publicize it. Find out why writers need graphics. #amwriting #bookmarketing
Authors are the creators of beautiful words. But today, they need to also evoke emotion with graphics to promote those words.
It's time. Find your best creative self. #inspiration #creativity #writingprompt #writinginspiration #selfhelp
Shared via Kindle. Description: Have you ever asked…What if I could work for myself? How can I pursue my creative dreams? How do I become more successful? The idea of being creative triggers mixed reactions. Some people admit to feeling a passion for creati...
Don't hurry to publish. Research first or let me help with keyword and category advice. #amazon #selfpublish #amwriting
If you’ve uploaded your ebook to Amazon or other sites, you’re familiar with keywords and categories. How important are these keywords? Can the right choices make book sales soar?
A quick writing challenge for y'all... Kill your Adverbs.
Ask a professional editor or publisher what makes them cringe and chances are they’ll reply, “adverbs.” Let me show you a more descriptive way to write.
It seems that everyone is using their downtime to accomplish so many things. But consider this... you might accomplish more if you focus on less. #amwriting #ebooks #editor
I used to multi-task with a flourish, proudly boasting about how much I could do at one time. Trust me, I had mad skills that would have enthralled circus-goers or at the very least gotten a round of polite applause. I had perfected the art of feeding my dogs while making my children’s lunches dur...
Such beautiful photos... a tribute to the power of having patience -- something every author needs. Take a look and find #inspiration.
This English artist creates these breathtaking aerial patterns in the snow by walking in carefully plotted circles for hours at a time.
Find your creative passion. You're never too old to pursue your dreams. #writer #amwriting
One of their songs is titled "I Just Can’t Remember Your Name.“
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Writers...be aware of agents and "publishers" who want to charge you fees.
Writing Scams are nothing new. Bogus agents, useless marketing schemes, and vanity publishers abound. Here are the 2019 twists on the old scams.
We all have our favs, but this list is the NY Times' favorite books of 2018. Of those listed, which one do you want to check out? #bestbooks #newyorktimes #novel
The editors of The Times Book Review choose the best fiction and nonfiction titles this year.
Inspiration for your ears...here's a list of the most popular podcasts of 2018.
From the infuriating to the inspirational, these are the best series that earbuds had to offer this year.
4 Reasons to Spend Money On Experiences, Not Possessions
You won’t talk about your new phone purchase five years from now, but you will definitely be talking about a great experience that you had.
Congratulations to my client, Sarah Elmore, on her remarkable debut. #fiction
Available on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2lDzzBw
Another successful book baby birth! Congratulations to Jami Lilo on the debut of "The Mermaid Upstairs." #novel #fiction #comingofage #youngadult
Yesterday 16-year-old Emily’s mother was a high-powered attorney. Today she is a mermaid. While the car accident they were in left Emily relatively unscathed, her mother is just not the same. She doesn’t care about court cases and keeps talking about her missing tail.But life doesn&...
So pleased to have handled book packaging (editing, cover design, formatting) on this debut by Diana Ferrare-Magaldi. Congratulations Diana on your book baby! #bookformatting #bookcover #editing #fiction #comingofage
For Teens, Young Adults, and Baby Boomers alike... Set amidst the backdrop of the turbulent 1960s, “Looking for Davy Jones,” is a coming-of-age tale about five teenage girls growing up during the time of the Vietnam War, flower children, sexual awakening, and rock ‘n roll, as well as the chall...
Need a good summer reading list? @HamlineU has compiled their choices. http://ow.ly/HsFT30koo8G
With every sunny day of summer, the urge to sit in a park with a good book grows stronger. As you browse on a tablet or wander through a bookstore, consider picking up a book written by a student, alumnus, or faculty member from the Creative Writing Programs at Hamline.
The American Film Institute (AFI) announced two programs designed to support women cinematographers working in Hollywood. The tuition-free programs are sponsored by 21st Century Fox. Through studies and practical experience, the AFI Cinematography Introductory Intensive for Women (CIIW), will take place on August 3-6, at the AFI campus and consists of workshops, discussions, and screenings designed to encourage participants to become cinematographers. [ 135 more words ]
The American Film Institute (AFI) announced two programs designed to support women cinematographers working in Hollywood. The tuition-free programs are sponsored by 21st Century Fox. Through studies and practical experience, the AFI Cinematography Introductory Intensive for Women (CIIW), will take p...
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Why It’s Important To Check Your Blog Stats and How To Do So by guest @sugarbeatbc - BadRedhead Media
Since I’m a science grad and my major was Genetics, you gotta know I LOVE blog stats. I don’t ‘think’ things happen on my blogs – I ‘know’ they happen. The reason I know is I pay attention to the stats on my blogs. Here's how you can, too! By guest Barb Drozdowich of Bakerview Consulti...
Publishing today isn’t what it used to be. Authors can no longer sit back and expect their book to achieve publishing success without putting in some marketing muscle. A book doesn't just sell itself. More specifically, authors can’t expect a publisher to sell a book for them. Indie authors have long known that when they type the words “the end” their job is only half-way finished. [ 1,124 more word ]
Authors can no longer sit back and expect their book to achieve publishing success without putting in some marketing muscle.
Students from five schools will address the theme, "Future Female," at the May 14, 2018 NYCxDESIGN Student Showcase Night organized by the School of Visual Arts (SVA) Products of Design MFA program. The five schools include: SVA, the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), Parsons School of Design, Pratt Institute, and the Cooper Union. Exhibitions will also take place at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation [ 69 more words ]
Students from five schools will address the theme, “Future Female,” at the May 14, 2018 NYCxDESIGN Student Showcase Night organized by the School of Visual Arts (SVA) Products of Design MFA program. The five schools include: SVA, the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), Parsons School of Desig...
Couldn't be more proud to have packaged and edited this book that is currently top 10!
Industry insider, veteran executive, and working mom Hilarie Gamm pulls the curtain back on the destruction of the American technology industry in her groundbreaking work, Billions Lost: The American Tech Crisis and the Road Map to Change. Gamm connects the dots between seemingly disparate events...
So proud to have packaged a number of new books this month. Here is one that I was privileged to edit and research. The latest 5-star review calls "Billions Lost" a must-read.
Whenever I advise a client about social media, I remind them that it’s supposed to be “social.” Regardless if you’re an author or another type of entrepreneur, I’m willing to bet that your audience does not want to be barraged to buy your product. Selling your wares is not the point of social media; it’s a happy by-product of your efforts on whatever platform you choose. [ 842 more words ]
Whenever I advise a client about social media, I remind them that it’s supposed to be “social.” Regardless if you’re an author or another type of entrepreneur, I’m willing to bet that your audience does not want to be barraged to buy your product. Selling your wares is not the point of soc...
The Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) 2018 writer's conference and book fair will come to Tampa, Florida in March. The four-day event will be held at the Tampa Convention Center attracting writers, teachers, independent presses, and more. More than 2,000 presenters, 550 literary readings, and panel discussions will be a featured component of the conference. Topics will range from fiction, nonfiction, poetry, teaching, and publishing. [ 181 more words ]
The Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) 2018 writer’s conference and book fair will come to Tampa, Florida in March. The four-day event will be held at the Tampa Convention Center attracting writers, teachers, independent presses, and more. More than 2,000 presenters, 550 literary re...
Book Formatting for Authors
Writing is thinking out loud. Blogging is thinking out loud where other folks think back. ~Liz Strauss
Best-selling fiction writer Bret Anthony Johnston was announced as the director of the Michener Center for Writers. Johnston was an 11-year director of creative writing at Harvard University and best known for his works “Remember Me Like This” and “Corpus Christi: Stories.” He graduated from the Iowa Writer’s Workshop. “The Michener Center has this long tradition of success, so it’s attracting the absolute best writers in the world,” Johnston said. [ 218 more words ]
Best-selling fiction writer Bret Anthony Johnston was announced as the director of the Michener Center for Writers. Johnston was an 11-year director of creative writing at Harvard University and best known for his works “Remember Me Like This” and “Corpus Christi: Stories.” He graduated from the I...
$10 mil. law suit against Simon and Schuster is an example of "truth being stranger than fiction."
Rightwing provocateur seeks damages from Simon & Schuster after it dropped memoir Dangerous over contentious remarks – but imprint says suit is ‘without merit’
Congratulations to #ChristinaAugustineAuthor on her debut novel! So proud to have helped out with this one. #romance #amwriting #youngadult
When Logan sets his sights on Ella he notices something different about her. She’s not like the other U.C. Santa Barbara students…somehow more serious or is it more damaged? Even though Ella is his student, Logan can’t help but fall for her. It’s a forbidden love, but ...
We all know that Amazon lets you plug in keywords — seven to be exact — in order to help consumers find your books. But, did you know that the manner in which you combine those keywords will have a dramatic effect on your book’s discoverability? Here are some best practices with keywords that you can try out immediately. [ 650 more words ]
Here are some best practices with keywords that you can use right away with your Amazon uploads.
"Must Read" Review for Romance Book Lovers...
Check it out...SheWrites.com, one of my favorite blogs, has reviewed "A Much Younger Man" and calls it a must-read!
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