No matter who publishes our books, we authors typically write our own bios, especially those that go on our websites, LinkedIn profiles, Facebook pages, and so on. I read a lot of them that begin something like this:
I recently received a tweet that left me scratching my head. A woman tweeted (to me, not to the world), a photo of herself holding a book. There was no accompanying note, no greeting or explanation, nothing. And she wasn't holding up one of my books, so it clearly wasn't a fan tweet.
First-time novelists tend to commit two basic mistakes when writing dialogue (don't worry, you're not alone!):
1) All the characters sound the…Continue
Book club organizers are always on the lookout for what to read next, so why not throw your hat in the ring? Offering to attend a book club in person is a great way to spread the word about your work and establish a personal connection with your readers. Plus it's a lot of fun! Most of the book clubs I've attended have never met an author in person before, so they're just as excited as I am about the whole experience. A win-win!…Continue