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[Breakfast with the Muse] Silencing the Demon Editor: When Your Inner Critic Gets Too Loud

Posted by Jill Jepson on May 4, 2015 at 8:00am 0 Comments

Imagining what editors are going to say when they reject your work.

Remembering the unkind words of former teachers.

Going over all the disappointments you’ve suffered.

Telling yourself you don’t know how to write or that you’ll never get published.

If you have found yourself doing any of the above (and, let’s face it, you have), then you have been visited by the Demon Editor: a grotesque being who lurks in the dark corners of the writer’s mind and exists for the sole purpose of undermining your writing.

The Demon Editor is a shapeshifter: It takes many forms. It is tenacious and sneaky, with an insatiable appetite for misery, and it feeds on writers’…

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Why You Shouldn't Give Up on Your Book

Posted by Erin K Casey on April 27, 2015 at 10:00am 0 Comments

I love hearing great speakers present a well-crafted message. I especially love presentations when the speaker is an author whose books I've read. Even if we've never met, it feels as if we have a connection. I’m eager to hear my favorite authors speak because their message has already intrigued, entertained, or inspired me.

So when I learned that Lysa TerKeurst was scheduled to speak at an event about an hour down the road, I knew I would be there. TerKeurst is the president of Proverbs 31 Ministries and the author of three New York Times bestsellers—and sixteen other books. Of all nineteen of her books, I’ve read one. And I only read that one last fall when Proverbs 31 did an online Bible study using The Best Yes as a study guide. She’d written nineteen books in a genre that I enjoy…

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Marketing Tip: Always Carry a Book with You

Posted by Maria Murnane on May 4, 2015 at 8:00am 0 Comments

Whenever possible, I suggest making a concerted effort to have at least one copy of your book with you wherever you go. You never know when you're going to come across a potential reader, so it's best to be prepared. I've sold (and given away) many books over the years simply because I had a copy with me. The reality is that most people will go their entire lives without meeting an author, so when it happens, they are often excited to buy a signed copy. Why? Because even if they don't plan to read it, having a personalized autographed copy of a book is cool! And who knows? Maybe they will read it, love it, write a glowing review about it on Amazon and Goodreads, then tell their friends to read it, or even buy copies for their friends as gifts.…

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Meet Other She Writers: Join the SWP Spring Tour

Posted by Kamy Wicoff on April 29, 2015 at 10:30am 4 Comments

The night before my official pub date, I joined She Writes Press authors Hollye Dexter and Jo Ivester for the first official event of my book tour and of the She Writes Press tour at large. We were in Phoenix, home of SparkPoint Studio (the parent company of She Writes Press), at the big, bustling, fabulous indie bookstore Changing Hands. The three of us read from our books, but we also engaged in a conversation about publishing and writing, which was great. It is the plan to do this at every She Writes Press event: it's all about our community. (Everything good and successful I've ever done in my life has been focused on community, and I don't want this tour to be any different!) We will look for She Writes members in our audiences and use this as an opportunity to help you meet locally in the cities we are visiting. I hope you will join…

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Are You Taking the Time?

Are you taking the time to be grateful for all the wonderful things in your life? Do you think about them and dwell on them? Whenever you feel a little sad do you stop to think about them and how happy they make you? Good for you. As you have seen it works well in making you feel…

Book Giveaway and Interview with Historical Biographer Author Anna Ray Jones

Book Giveaway May 4 - 11: You have a chance to win a Historical Biography, Journey of Ashes.

 

Despite a story set in, and surrounded by, horrific events, ‘Journey of Ashes: A Boyhood in the Holocaust’ does not allow those events to dominate or to become ‘the story.’ Instead, it captures the human perseverance for normalcy during even the most abnormal and abhorrent of circumstances.” – Sherrie Dulworth

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[Breakfast with the Muse] Silencing the Demon Editor: When Your Inner Critic Gets Too Loud

Imagining what editors are going to say when they reject your work.

Remembering the unkind words of former teachers.

Going over all the disappointments you’ve suffered.

Telling yourself you don’t know how…

Marketing Tip: Always Carry a Book with You

Whenever possible, I suggest making a concerted effort to have at least one copy of your book with you wherever you go. You never know when you're going to come across a potential reader, so it's best to be prepared. I've sold (and given away) many books over the years simply because I had a copy with me. The reality is that most people will go their entire lives without meeting an author, so when it happens, they are often excited to buy a signed copy. Why? Because even if they…

Want free erotica books? Enter today (drawing Tuesday morning)!

I'm giving away copies of three of my erotica anthologies: the now out of print Sex & Candy, as well as female fantasy erotica Hungry for More and BDSM erotica The Big Book of Submission: 69 Kinky Tales. Open to U.S. residents. Enter here before 9 a.m. May 5th, 2015 and I'll select winners tomorrow and send off books!…

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