"I understand from my published friends that the 2 biggest "fights" they have with their publishers are over the book title and cover artwork. Personally, I'd welcome a publisher's marketing experience to help with my…"
"Great post, Ellen! A couple of things I've learned to maximize conferences:
1. Sign up to read early and often at open mic. It's the best way to expose other supportive writers to your work. At one conference,…"
"Pamela, ambitious schedule! I wish you all the best...
I'm doing a "non-body" strategy to build an audience for my book: Radio. Like you, I have a book topic that is current (I'm writing about my experiences…"
"P.S. I'm heading back to Baghdad this August and hope to be employing more multi-media journalism. In the meantime, I'm trying to secure paid assignments in the mainstream media using my writing style of "journalistic…"
"Great post! For me the answers are simple: Tell the truth. Make up nothing. But the execution is a bear. As a freelance journalist, I abhor the phrase "creative journalism," as it implies poetic license.…"
"Pamela, thanks for your comment! I just checked out your web site (http://pamolson.org) -- very nice! And what great blurbs! This is a good example and inspiration to us all.
If you'd like to blurb my book and link back to…"
"Sorry, Chitra, but I feel your priorities are off-kilter...Book blurbs (whether for your web site or your book jacket) are not about the author and who is important to her or who she admires. They are about attracting potential readers.…"
"Hi, Rosalind, I don't do much social media on this site....Too much to keep up with! Please feel free to email me at HayesRaitt (at) aol (dot) com. Would love to hear what you are up to with your anthologies!
"Great post! I tell folks in my writing workshops that "good writing is in the details; great writing is in the details left out."
I'm writing a journalistic memoir about my recovery from a mid-life loss by working in the…"
"<<I got 3rd place in the Writers' Digest contest out of 19,000 entries>>
Wow! Congratulations, Sunny!
Thank you for the helpful note about contests -- helps me prioritize my marketing efforts. And thank you very…"
"Sunny, I'm just reading this post now. Thanks not only for your terrific post, but also for commenting on the comments.
I have a question: Do awards matter? 8 of my book's chapters have won a total of 16 literary awards,…"
"Great post, Sherrie, and I'm learning a lot from your linked articles. Quick question: Can I create an author page if I'm a contributor to an anthology that's sold on Amazon?
"Another thought: This week I've been inspired by The Writer's Journey: Mythic Structure for Storytellers & Screenwriters by Christopher Vogler. This book clearly and succinctly breaks down Joseph Campbell's…"