Affordable Gifts for the Writer in Your Life

Affordable Gifts for the Writer in Your Life

Coffee, Candles, and Cards: Affordable Gifts for the Writer in Your Life

Happy Thanksgiving, Merry Christmas, and Season’s Greetings, Writers!

Publishing World Wisdom from Kim Taylor Blakemore

Publishing World Wisdom from Kim Taylor Blakemore

This month Kim Taylor Blakemore is sharing the advice she wishes she could tell her pre-published self! These wonderful tips are essential reminders for those of us who have been writing for a while and invaluable advice for writers at the beginning of their publishing journeys. Like most of the featured authors in 2022, I connected with Kim through the Blackbird Writers. I'm so glad she was able to 'stop by' this month because her latest book just came out and I know she's super busy!  

How to Include Spells, Sparkles, and Special Powers in Your Magical Stories

How to Include Spells, Sparkles, and Special Powers in Your Magical Stories

Happy October, writers!

For the past two months, I’ve written blogs about using Pinterest to build an author’s social media presence.

Publishing World Wisdom from Marilyn Levinson

Publishing World Wisdom from Marilyn Levinson

Pinterest for Authors - Part Two

Pinterest for Authors - Part Two

Hello, writers!

Welcome to September. This month is a favorite. It’s like summer but without the crowds. It’s a time when the sun still shines, but one’s desire for a routine is strong. September is a fabulous month to revisit goals and make new plans.

Another Word About Word Count with Tricia Quinnies

Another Word About Word Count with Tricia Quinnies

The brouhaha about writers and their word counts, makes a dramatic entrance every so often. Probably more often than we think. We writers, we love our words. Every one of them, from And to Zed. In our writerly heads, each word is carefully handpicked and absolutely necessary to create our magical stories. Like Mozart, each note is essential for our readers to understand our masterpieces.

Pinterest for Authors - Part One

Pinterest for Authors - Part One

Happy August. I hope your summer has been productive and pleasant.

Publishing World Wisdom from Donna Rewolinski

Publishing World Wisdom from Donna Rewolinski

Welcome to the July 2022 Author Series where published author Donna Rewolinski shares the advice she'd go back and tell her pre-published self. (And it’s something that nearly every author I talk to agrees with!)

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.

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