For those of us at the beginning of our fiction empire journey, should we be striving for novel novels or aiming instead for something at the intersection of originality and what’s already selling? Click on the title above to continue reading.
This is a monthly blog hop on the theme of resources/learning for authors: posts related to the craft of writing, editing, querying, marketing, publishing, blogging tips for authors, reviews of author-related products, anything that an author would find helpful. Please click the title above to continue reading.
Here’s my list of 31 active Twitter chats. Search the list for which ones you might be interested in checking out, add a reminder to your calendar, and join in the discussions. Click the title above to continue reading.
Everyday, on and off the Internet, we are constantly happening upon book marketing leads, but if we don’t keep them organized, we’re missing an opportunity. Click the title above for the free template.
Congrats to the 10 prize winners (so far) of the Nano Blog & Social Media Hop! A few of our illustrious prize donors are offering discounts on editorial services for Nano Hop participants, so check that out too. I’m devising simpler author follow-back events (one social media site at a time), so if you’re interested, make sure you’re actually getting emails from my blog or checking in regularly, because I won’t be using the Nano Hop email list again (except for the Facebook participants), and I won’t come chasing you down. My email signup is in the left-hand column, and I usually don’t blog more than weekly or bi-weekly. Click the title above to find out who the winners are.
Literary Agent Elizabeth Copps offers advice on when manuscripts are ready for agent eyes, industry standards for novel length and how to make sure your query letter is up to snuff. Click on the title above to read more.
As a first-time NaNoWriMo participant—the worldwide community of writers who subject themselves to bleeding 1,667 words a day or 50,000 words total during the month of November—I was confused about how to keep up the pace the rest of the year. And should I? I asked five successful authors to discuss their year-round strategy and was surprised by the differences and flexibility in approaches. Click the title above to continue reading.