Using Social Media Hashtags to Stay on Track for Summer

Using Social Media Hashtags to Stay on Track for Summer

Welcome to summer, writers!

How to Balance Your Writing Time When Launching a Book by Barbara M. Britton

How to Balance Your Writing Time When Launching a Book by Barbara M. Britton

When Valerie asked me to write a blog post and the topic of “balancing writing time and promotion” was on the list, I jumped on this topic. I was living the blog post with the launch of my eighth book. I could speak to the realities of the book launch whirlwind while refreshing my computer to check reviews and recommendations. You laugh, but it’s true.

Haunted by Imposter Syndrome? How Riding Horses Helped Me Overcome Self-Doubt.

Haunted by Imposter Syndrome? How Riding Horses Helped Me Overcome Self-Doubt.

Beyond the Phone Book or Computer Name-Generators: Selecting Character Names

Beyond the Phone Book or Computer Name-Generators: Selecting Character Names

Switching Things Up with Anne Louise Bannon

Switching Things Up with Anne Louise Bannon

My name is Anne Louise Bannon. I am primarily known for my historical mysteries, particularly, the Old Los Angeles series, set in the 1870s and featuring Maddie Wilcox, a physician and winemaker.

The Second Draft, Revision: What Does the Reader Want? with Tracey Kathryn

The Second Draft, Revision: What Does the Reader Want? with Tracey Kathryn

The Second Draft, Revision: The First Page

The Second Draft, Revision: The First Page

Joe jumped behind the wheel of his car. He felt like he’d been swimming in his morning coffee, a triple-shot death wish, extra sugar. From the passenger seat, Susan watched him, thinking Joe looked beyond hyper. What was wrong with her best friend?

The Second Draft, Revision: Beyond the Coffee Shop with Tracey Kathryn

The Second Draft, Revision: Beyond the Coffee Shop with Tracey Kathryn

The Second Draft: Revision Tips with Tracey Kathryn

The Second Draft: Revision Tips with Tracey Kathryn

It’s coming. Revision of my finished manuscript is approaching like warm weather—and mud and bugs. Writing the second draft of my novel will occupy my summer. I’m looking forward to the process like a new season; it promises new life and fresh ideas. But with every silver lining, there’s a cloud. Revising book chapters that have been ingrained in my mind for a year will be a challenge.

Pre- and Post-Writing Strategies: Use Down Time to Continue Creating

Pre- and Post-Writing Strategies: Use Down Time to Continue Creating

So, the novel is in the hands of the powers-that-be. While its future hangs in the balance, what does a writer do in the meantime?

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