"In my 44 year writing career I can't number the times someone has told me "I want to write a book or I'm writing a book...or I've written a book, can you read it/help me/or help me get it published? Over the years I learned to…"
"Yes, Rebecca, I had many editors in the old days that helped me and taught me what not to do. Like you, I kept losing them, though, when they left the publishers or the publishers went under (that has happened twice); the next editor always seemed…"
I came from the world of the traditional legacy publishers when it took a huge amount of work and time to get a manuscript in front of an editor at a publisher, get accepted and published; stay published. I started sending out hard copy…"
"Yes, self-publishing has become harder the last four years (I started self-publishing in 2012) but it's still more lucrative than legacy publishers. Even if you go with a publisher you will still need to market yourself with all that entails.…"
"I traditionally published for over 32 years with a variety of publishers and hated not having control and getting 4-18% royalties; no accountability, either...now all my 22 novels and some short stories are self-published and I love it. I do all the…"
"Thank you Juanita.
But I must add an update. As of today, Jan. 18, 2016 I have totally gone into self-publishing (I self-publish everywhere: Amazon, B&N, Kobo, etc.) and just this last year for the first time in 32 years I now OWN all the full…"
"What a wake up call. You took me on a journey into the world of a published author and what it's really like minus the hype. You stated the read deal, hard work with the payoff at the end. Thanks, I couldn't stop reading it:)"
About Kathryn Meyer Griffith...
Since childhood I’ve always been an artist and worked as a graphic designer in the corporate world and for newspapers for twenty-three years before I quit to write full time. But I’d already begun writing novels at 21, over forty-four years ago now, and have had TWENTY-TWO (eleven romantic horror, two romantic SF horror, one romantic suspense, one romantic time travel, one historical romance, three thrillers and three murder mysteries) previous novels, two novellas and twelve short stories published from Zebra Books, Leisure Books, Avalon Books, The Wild Rose Press, Damnation Books/Eternal Press and Amazon Kindle Direct.
I’ve been married to Russell for almost thirty-six years; have a son and two grandchildren and I live in a small quaint town in Illinois called Columbia, which is right across the JB Bridge from St. Louis, Mo. We have one cat, Sasha, and the three of us live happily in an old house in the heart of town. Though I’ve been an artist, and a folk singer in my youth with my brother Jim, writing has always been my greatest passion, my butterfly stage, and I’ll probably write stories until the day I die…or until my memory goes.
All Kathryn Meyer Griffith’s Books available at Amazon.com here: http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Dstripbo... http://tinyurl.com/bth9h66
Egyptian Heart Audio Book now available at ACX here: http://tinyurl.com/cgyhl66
Witches Audio Book here: http://tinyurl.com/ltsx963
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Novels and short stories from Kathryn Meyer Griffith:
Evil Stalks the Night, The Heart of the Rose, Blood Forge, Vampire Blood, The Last Vampire,
Witches, The Nameless One short story, The Calling, All Things Slip Away, Egyptian Heart,
Winter’s Journey, The Ice Bridge, Don’t Look Back, Agnes, Before the End: A Time of Demons, The Woman in Crimson, Human No Longer, Four Spooky Short Stories Collection, Scraps of Paper, Dinosaur Lake, Dinosaur Lake II: Dinosaurs Arising, Dinosaur lake III: Infestation, Night Carnival Short Story and Forever and Always Short Story.
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I offer many back story essays guest posts to any writer for their blogs...and any advice any new author would like from someone who's been writing for over 44 years.
Hi Kathryn, I have read many books, written by indie authors and books published by major book publishing companies and have found errors. In fact sometime ago, I read an article in a newspaper where a popular book publishing company had to recall a cookbook from book stores because of an embarrassing mistake.
I guess that depends on why you started a Twitter account.
I have two - one for my ESL and one for my book (well, actually it's my dog's twitter account). The book account has turned into, basically, a place where I bookmark newspaper articles that are really interesting. The dog one has a lot of followers and has sold a few books, but interestingly some real friendships have come out of it. Believe it or not, when my dog died, people actually mailed me real gifts and condolence cards. And I know one twitter friend who traveled overseas and met another (both their dogs were tweeting friends).
Then again, I've used Twitter to challenge me to write poetry that's max 140 characters. It's been really nice.
but yes, tweets here, tweets there, and every time somebody includes your twitter handle in a tweet, you get a new email.
Will I be seeing a "My Latest Activity" when you've decided to cancel it??
Aim beyond the moon. By which I mean, let’s not limit ourselves. We should take advantage of the accessibility of niche publications. The niche ones may make it possible for us to get our foot wedged in the publishing door due to us/our work…See More