For as sideways as the world went this year, there's still time yet. Don't count out what days remain. Don't count out the return of the good fortune you've been cultivating. Don't count yourself out. There are better days ahead.
Go ahead: judge a book by its cover. With author and marketer Carol VanDenHende's five principles for book cover design, you'll better understand what makes for a quality cover and how you can be a more constructive participant in the cover design process.
It's been a while since I've shared updates on the actual writing process, and with all of our in-person events canceled this year, I haven't had a chance to hear from you. Let's share what we're up to!
On the day after Christmas in 2017, it felt as though my life was destined to change forever. And it was! But not in the ways I might have anticipated.
Sometimes a book launch doesn't go as planned, but there's no need to fret.
Ekta Garg explores The Ancestor by Danielle Trussoni to develop an understanding of mood: what it is, how we can develop it, and how we can maintain that moodiness throughout our manuscripts.
Where are our prospective readers, and how can we reach them? We explore in this morning's meditation, exploration, and affirmation.
Querying. The word alone is enough to have some writers retreating into their shells, but to those outside the writing community, it's a topic with which few have any familiarity. So let's talk querying today---not the hows, per se, but the what, the why, and how it's going in my own querying journey for the… Continue reading Let’s Talk Querying!
Stop promoting. Start connecting. Dan Blank's human-centered approach to marketing has helped countless writers forge lasting impressions, and in this episode, he guides listeners through his philosophy to help us do the same.
This manuscript has been through countless drafts, through innumerable shifts in emphasis, POV, genre. But today, after the most substantial rewrite yet, I can say it's closer than ever to being exactly where it needs to be. What started as a capital-R romance on a cranberry farm in northern Wisconsin has become more sure of… Continue reading When The Stars Conspire