Archives for the month of: May, 2016

Today is the last Sunday in May and time for me to address health issues for writers. No one can make you change your thinking so you may change your life. You may start eating healthier, exercising, keeping a positive outlook because someone wishes you to do so. But if the desire to change doesn’t come from your heart, you might lose the fat you want to be rid of but have no skill at keeping it off. Read the rest of this entry »

I go through audio books like I go through something that doesn’t last very long but you really like it. As a result, I often listen to my discs again and again. Sadly I only own one Jane Austen book on CD, but it’s Pride and Prejudice so it’s good. I try to limit my listening to P&P to once every six months. Same with the first Outlander book on CD. Don’t want too much of a good thing. Read the rest of this entry »

Most of my successful author friends have made book trailers for their releases. They say it is totally worth it. I am dabbling with the idea of making a trailer when I get book two out (soon! Really soon!) but for my own interest, I don’t bother often with watching the book trailers that are out there. I think that I think I am too busy. Read the rest of this entry »

Welcome to release day! Your book hits the shelves or Amazon today. The pre-order sales have been good, and you get rave reviews on the story and the cover. Best of all, you have in person book signings at three major conventions, Romantic Times, Romance Writers of America, and the Writers Digest Annual Conference in New York City. Read the rest of this entry »

On Thursday I shared my experiences and those of people I know on what to do once you have finished writing your book. We got to the editing point. Now we either send it to an agent or publisher, or get it formatted to self publish. Read the rest of this entry »

Some of my favorite Pinterest how-tos for writers include How To Land a Literary Agent and Get Your Book Published, How To Snag a Publisher First Time With Your Synopsis, 8 Tips From Literary Agents About How to Get Published, and What Stops You From Self Publishing a Book on Amazon. Backing up, there are pins about how to write that book in the first place, but let’s say your book is ready to go. Now you look for an agent or editor who can accept unagented work. Read the rest of this entry »

Happy Mother’s Day! I used to belong to a very unusual church where everyone who ever birthed a creative idea, such as a song or a poem, a book or a painting, could claim a Mother’s Day flower. I like that idea, and hope you will all embrace the fact that being creative can be rather painful, so the least you deserve is a flower. Read the rest of this entry »

One of the best, recurring, and amazing benefits of membership in a local Romance Writers of America chapter is the opportunity to pitch to agents and editors. In the last three years, the chance to sell my work had happened four times! Only once did I take advantage of it, with my Regency Romance about a governess. Read the rest of this entry »

And if you are in the Society for Creative Anachronism, Happy New Year! May 1st is an ancient spring festival celebrated in the northern hemisphere. Traditional activities include dancing around Maypoles, crowning a May Queen, and ask the blessing of fertility for the crops and cattle from whichever god you most believe in. It’s kind of like Festival inthat one episode of TOS Star Trek.

050116 spock

Not this episode, the other one.

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A Novel Approach

Welcome to A World of My Making.

Elizabeth Giambrone

Humble blog of a steamy romance writer.

The Bowman's Inn

Remarkable romances and unforgettable couples. An anthology revolving around Cupid and Psyche, and beyond.

Francisco Cordoba Author

Me and My Writing

Jane Austen Sequels Weblog

A Jane Austen blog by Jane Odiwe, author of Jane Austen Lives Again,Project Darcy, Searching for Captain Wentworth, Mr. Darcy's Secret, Willoughby's Return, Lydia Bennet's Story, Mrs Darcy's Diamonds, Mr Darcy's Christmas Calendar...

A.M.Bradley

The Forgotten Writer

Only One More Page

"Of all the comforting objects in this world, few things are as reassuring and accepting as books. Books keep and reciprocate our secrets, dreams, regrets, and hopes better than any friend in the world." - Drea Damara (The Weeping Books of Blinney Lane)

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Hard case books

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documenting my writing misadventures...

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The Greenland Diaries

It began with a drum. Then the monsters came. I've been hiding ever since.

Road 2 Healthy Life

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