Having your book published is a little like putting a message in a bottle then tossing it into the ocean.
Heal Your Self with Writing launches this week, so here goes!!! Have been doing several radio interviews organized by the publicist. The only problem is…Continue
Added by Catherine Ann Jones on August 7, 2013 at 6:30pm — No Comments
The other day I was captivated by the words of a sixteen year old girl, Malala Yousafzai the young Pakistani student who was shot by the Taliban, survived, and has resumed with added fervor her passion--equal education for women and girls. Her speech set my thoughts on the volumes of female stereotypes writers conscious or unconsciously perpetuate. Women nurses, wives, artists, lovers, activists in stories are often…Continue
I have to wonder if I'm the only new author going through this. You know like a woman who has just given birth and is having postpartum depression and doesn't know it. Really one moment I'm on top of the world about the my first book. I start feeling that I'm doing all the right things. Its just a matter of time and hey I'm not doing too bad....then I read about an author who just put out her first book and is a self-publisher and the day that the book is release…Continue
Dear friends and fellow writers,
I've gotten a lot of questions regarding self-publishing my memoir Seeing Red; I hope this blog post will inspire you and answer some of the questions you may be carrying as you consider how best to publish your work.…
Blog Publishing Nightmare
When I finished my novel, Juliana’s Truth I was elated and ready to submit; let the publishing begin. I envisioned the film version after it became an international bestseller. I’d finally be able to pay off my (and my daughter’s) college loans. The novel began as a thesis for my M.F.A.—but that was merely the first draft; the revisions took another two years. I was no stranger to rejection as far as manuscripts go but my tenacity was…Continue
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If you, too, can't resist fairytales, I would like to share some thoughts on Cinderella (online at Scene4 Magazine).
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In February of 2013 I was returning from South America and I found myself watching the "Sex in The City" episode where Carrie has her book launch. Done in Hollywood style, the party was held in a swanky two-story ballroom with all the top socialites from New York City. The major papers were in attendance, taking her photo and getting quotes.
When I reached New York City the next day and met with my fabulous publicist at Gallery Book/ Simon & Schuster we laughed about the party…Continue
Added by Lynelle Clark on May 21, 2013 at 6:40am — No Comments
Fiji is a spellbinding novel of adventure, cultural misunderstandings, religious conflict and sexual tension set in one of the most exotic and isolated places on earth. As the pharaohs of ancient Egypt build their mighty pyramids, and Chinese civilization evolves under the Shang Dynasty, adventurous seafarers from South East Asia begin to settle the far-flung islands of the South Pacific. The exotic archipelago of Fiji is one of the last island groups to be discovered and will remain hidden…Continue
Added by Lynelle Clark on May 9, 2013 at 1:31am — No Comments
Melodie Campbell achieved a personal best this year whenLibrary Digest compared her to Janet Evanovich.
Melodie got her start writing comedy (stand-up and columns.) In1999, she opened the Canadian Humour Conference. She has over 200 publications including 100 comedy credits, 40 short stories and 4 novels. Her fifth novel, a mob caper entitled The Goddaughter’s Revenge(Orca Books) will be…
Added by Mayra Calvani on May 3, 2013 at 6:36am — No Comments
To celebrate The Lake House arriving in stores my publisher, Gallery/ Simon & Schuster, will be giving away copies next week to She Writes members. So check in next Wednesday for more details.
Last Thursday I did my first reading of, The Lake House, at a…Continue
A few days ago I finished the second re-write of my third novel, The River Keeper. Now for the final read through. I love this part. To be able to simply read the story without fixing plot holes and grammar. On August 22, 2011 the first words were written. It took me one year and eight months to write and edit this novel. How do these famous authors spit out three and four new books a year?
I know these people are rich and have house cleaners and nanny’s to pick their…Continue
Added by Sarah Martin Byrd on April 29, 2013 at 8:15am — No Comments
The doorbell rang just as I was sitting down to write this blog. I went downstairs and found a large box from Gallery Books on my doorstep. I ran to my neighbor’s house with the heavy item, because this moment couldn’t be done alone, and opened up the large container. A rush of emotion filled me - seven years of…Continue
I am always looking for new and interesting books. I recently came upon French born author Isabelle Esling's second release with Hayden Kian Publishing House, "Unwrap Your Present." The books description sounded very intriguing and I immediately knew I had to purchase the book.
Before the book arrived, I decided I was going to read the book over a two week period to get the full affect of what the book had to offer. I patiently waited and five days later…
Added by Donna M. Kshir on April 11, 2013 at 1:02pm — No Comments
Okay! I admit it. I'm a nonfiction writer. I've had 5 nonfiction books published but within all of them are stories. Now story has taken hold of me and I am on a mystical journey towards fiction. I am workshopping my new (in development) novel and am working with an editor on getting a chapter by chapter analysis. I see no reason that a nonfiction writer cannot write compelling fiction.
My Goddess, I never realized the challenges of fiction writing or creating a novel. I have…Continue
Added by Stephanie Bird on April 7, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments
If you haven't prepared your tax return yet, check out this great article on tax returns for artists, complete with an expense checklist for writers. This CPA's site and ebook have all the info you need (note: this is not my own accountant).
I'm a lifelong math phobe. So tax season sends me trudging into the dining room for what I've come to think of as my annual…Continue
Added by Aine Greaney on March 22, 2013 at 12:03pm — No Comments
Last weeks blog has stirred something up in me that is kin to a burning desire to find those who have vanished into the days, weeks, and years since their passing. I want to clip down the over grown foliage, mend the broken markers and fence out the cows. I have only begun my journey.
Thank you to all who sent me messages and especially to my friend Janie who emailed me some interesting links. I have barely skimmed the surface of those lives that are six feet under the sod on…Continue
Added by Sarah Martin Byrd on March 18, 2013 at 9:08am — No Comments
As another St. Patrick's Day approaches, I've been thinking about the issue of identity and writing. As in, can we ever separate our national, ethnic, gender or other identities from our work and books?
In my case, I question if it's a blessing or a curse to be labeled “an Irish writer.” Is there a set of reader expectations for a book that hails from the Emerald Isle?…Continue
Added by Aine Greaney on March 4, 2013 at 9:23am — No Comments
I have been doing a great deal of Internet research on Islam for my upcoming fourth novel, Stage Daughter. Aziz, one of three main characters, is a Muslim man, so I have been undergoing a crash online course to better understand how he might think, feel, and react in different circumstances. When not worried about dark-suited CIA agents appearing at my doorstep, I have learned some rather interesting things.
Naturally, all religions have their more bizarre teachings and…
Added by Sheryl Sorrentino on February 27, 2013 at 6:30am — No Comments