Childhood reading stimulates all kinds of creativity. In this reflective piece, Ann Swann reveals how, as a child, her reading scheme was the foundation of her writing career.
Creation of a Writer
On my Twitter profile, I boldly state that one of my books seeks to change the world and the others are just for entertainment. Flippant, maybe. True? Yes. Of course it also says I will write for chocolate. And that much is a fib. For years I’ve written for much, much less than chocolate. Continue reading Creation of a Writer | Reading as Writing Foundation
How did you get started as a writer? In today's guest post, Joe Conlon, talks about his experience. Enjoy!
How to Get Started as a Writer
Have you ever made the statement to anyone who would listen, “I’ve always wanted to…" ? I’m pretty sure most of us have on many occasions about a variety of experiences. Sometimes, we even make it happen. Since I was a young adult, I completed that sentence with “write a book.” It might have never happened for me if a simple question from my ex-father-in-law hadn’t given me the kick in the butt I needed. Continue reading Being a Writer | How to Get Started as a Writer
Self Publishing is hard. There are no two ways about it. I think we have all felt the frustration of self publishing a work of genius, only to find that no one buys it. Readers don't know it's there unless we can find an efficient marketing strategy! Writers, even when they've been traditionally published, have to get their hands dirty with marketing.
Enjoy today's guest rant by Dairenna Von Ravenstone - you may find yourself, as I did, nodding in agreement all the way through it! Continue reading Self Publishing Is Hard | Marketing is Harder
When you are an author - particularly a self published author - unless you are content to let your book languish at the bottom of the Amazon heap, there is really no alternative but to market your book. Continue reading Making an Author Marketing Plan