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How to Craft a Compelling Book Description

Posted by Maria Murnane on January 26, 2015 at 8:55am 0 Comments

Book descriptions can be an effective marketing tool, but they can also be tricky. Here are three keys to writing a good one:

Click here for the description of my new book, which comes out February 24! 

  1. Show, don't tell: Much like an online-dating profile, if you toot your book's horn too much, it's a turnoff. If your book is funny, don't write, "This is a laugh-out-loud story!" Instead, write something funny to describe it. Another downside to the overselling approach is that if the reader doesn't laugh out loud when reading your book, he/she is going to feel cheated. (This unfortunately has happened to…
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[NETWORKING FOR INTROVERTS] My Favorite Social Media Tools

Posted by Meghan Ward on January 22, 2015 at 12:50pm 1 Comment

Social Media: Sigh. We know we need to do it in order to build our author platforms so we can get agents and book deals and make money selling those books, but it can be exhausting. And it never ends. You tweet and you post and you circle and you link and you connect and you Instagram, and then you wake up the next morning and have to do it all over again. When are you supposed to spend time with your family and (IRL) friends? When are you supposed to get exercise, read, and WRITE?

There are many tools to help streamline your social media life. Here are my favorites:

1.Feedly…

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Funding Women Artists: “How Long? Not Long.”

Posted by Yvette Heyliger on January 22, 2015 at 8:30am 0 Comments

Wow!  It has already been a momentous week… and it is not over yet.  It began Monday with the celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, a day of reflection and service followed on Tuesday by President Obama’s State of the Union Address.  Other than Election Day, this is one of the most important days for American citizens.  It is when we have the opportunity to hear the sitting president’s vision for the future of our country.  It doesn’t get any better than this!  Oh, wait…it just did!  Wednesday evening I was one of the lucky Americans invited to be on an informal call talking about the State of the Union with Vice President Joe…

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[What's Next?] Time to Read

Posted by Caitlyn Levin on January 20, 2015 at 5:00pm 8 Comments

My path to writing began with reading. I think that great writers always stem from great readers, and while I would not say I have become the former, I definitely spent a good deal of time mastering the latter. When I was in middle school, I was the kid who had hair that often looked dirty and clothes that had never been in season, and on any given day I was carrying at least three books. Why three? Because I might want a change of tone or scene or perspective at any moment, and being stuck somewhere with only one reading option was my nightmare.

I’ve been spending a lot of time the past few months really trying to make time to write. You can probably guess my New Year’s resolution: to finish my novel and take the next step, wherever that may lead. It occurred to me this week that while I’ve made…

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Time To Share What's Broken

I’m scrawling the graffiti of shame across the walls of my past. Slashes of red cover me as I bleed onto the page as Hemingway directs us to, my face glowing bright as I reveal intimate details of childhood sexual abuse hidden deep inside for decades, because it’s time. 

Time for me to share. Time for me to know. Time to talk about it. …

Newest Activities

Hello all, this is another busy week for me. I have three new guest authors on my blogs. Please take time to stop by and say "hi". You might find a new favorite author.

https://joannemyerswordpressblog.wordpress.com/2015/01/25/book-spotlight-with-talehia-mccants/…

Ya Gotta Keep Going...

Ya gotta keep going…or else you really won’t get there.

Look, we all mess up. We all do the wrong thing, say the wrong thing and act in ways that we sometimes question ourselves. We all sometimes go in the wrong direction, and then, when we get there,well we wonder how the heck that happened! We all make…

Book Giveaway and Interview with Historical and Regency Romance Author Regina Scott

Book Giveaway Jan 26 – Feb 2: You have a chance to win a Historical Romance, The Bride Ship. Leave a comment about this interview with your e-mail. Book: U.S. and Canada only.

 

The Bride Ship is the first in a new series that chronicles the real-life story of a group of women who left the East Coast after the Civil War to start new lives in frontier Washington Territory. Though my heroine, Allegra Banks Howard, and her friends are fictional, the challenges…

[SWP: BEHIND THE BOOK]: Shelter Us, Part 2

In Part 1 of Behind the Book, I told of my journey from lawyer, through motherhood, to novelist, and how I had declared 2008 “my year of the novel!” I shared all kinds of wonderful, warm, and triumphal bits about Shelter Us and its publication with She Writes Press in June 2015, seven years past my ridiculous deadline.

Now it’s time to share the warts, wrinkles and wrong…

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