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Me As a Writer

    I have a lot of different quirks as a writer. Here is to name a few:

 1. All writers have different experiences with writing, but I think we all have this general need to write. It's like a craving. You can't just eat just one potato chip; just like writers can't write a sentence to make the craving go away. We write because we love it, and once we start, we can't stop. I am one of those people that will not stop writing for anything. Sometimes not even for food…


Added by Ashley Earley on October 3, 2015 at 4:40pm — No Comments

Banned Book Week

Every year for I see the call to promote this week. Always a week too late. I have researched it and found that it is important to keep awareness of this phenomenon ever present in the minds of those of us who appreciate the written word.

While I strive to add my contribution as a writer I will share this website  with you the reader to inform yourself and hopefully others. Wow! Took me thirty minutes to write this.…


Added by Lucinda Clark on September 29, 2015 at 4:58am — No Comments

Amery Area Public Library Announces Signing Event with Author Sarah M. Johnson

September 24, 2015 (Amery, WI) – The Amery Area Public Library announced today that it will be hosting a book signing with Sarah M. Johnson, author of the memoir Life is Beautiful: How a Lost Girl Became a True, Confident Child of God.


While on a mission trip in Guatemala, a…


Added by Kelsey McBride on September 24, 2015 at 12:48pm — No Comments

Book Marketing Tip: Apply for Awards

By now many of you know that I began my career as a self-published author, and that one of the reasons (if not the reason) my first novel (Perfect on Paper) got picked up by a publisher was because of all the grass-roots marketing I did to get it noticed. (…


Added by Maria Murnane on September 21, 2015 at 8:00am — No Comments

Killing a Book Character

   Authors love a good death scene.

 Writers enjoy doing some really weird stuff. One of those things is killing a character. I'm sure you (as a reader) already know this if you've read a John Green, J.K. Rowling, or Gayle Forman book. All authors that write tragic novels are evil because we crush your soul by killing your favorite character. We've heard it before. If you're a reader, book character deaths destroy you, anger you, make you want to cry; good, that's how we were…


Added by Ashley Earley on September 15, 2015 at 3:01pm — No Comments

Why You Should Read Aloud When Editing

  So, the reason why I'm posting a day later than usual is because I'm about to finish two subjects for school, and working two jobs all while editing my novel for the third time.

 If you follow me on Twitter (@ashleyc_earley) you know that I've been editing a lot these last few weeks and have just finished editing my latest book for the second time just this weekend. You also know…


Added by Ashley Earley on September 9, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments

Use a Personal Touch When Reaching Out or Following Up

In a previous post, Book Marketing Is a Numbers Game, I discussed how important it is to cast a wide net when reaching out to people and organizations about your book. Today I'd like to address the…


Added by Maria Murnane on September 8, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments

Author Sarah M. Johnson Book Signing in Park Rapids, MN

Sarah M. Johnson will be at Beagle and Wolf Books & Bindery in Park Rapids, MN on September 19, 2015 at 12:00PM to meet with readers and sign copies of her new book Life is Beautiful: How a Lost Girl Became a True, Confident Child of God.



Added by Kelsey McBride on September 3, 2015 at 4:16pm — No Comments

Book Giveaway and Interview with Historical Fiction Author Bruce Judisch

Book Giveaway Aug 31 – Sept 12: You have a chance to win a signed two-book set of historical fiction, Katia and For Maria. To enter the contest, make a comment about the interview. Hard copy: U. S. and Canada


Katia centers on post-WWII and the Cold War in East Berlin, Germany, and the sequel For Maria deals with the “Kindertransport,” 1934-1945, during which thousands of children were saved from concentration camps and fostered overseas to…


Added by Linda Weaver Clarke on August 31, 2015 at 9:38am — No Comments

Marketing Tip: Offer to Send a Book

I often say that it's important to make it easy for people to help you promote your book. One great way to do that is to offer to send them a free copy! I know that sounds obvious, but given how many emails I receive from authors asking me to review their books without offering to send me one, I think it is worth repeating. (I've also said many times here that I don't review books, so now I'm wondering if anyone is actually reading my blog. Hmm....)

Anyhow, when reaching out to…


Added by Maria Murnane on August 31, 2015 at 8:00am — No Comments

8 Tips for Pitching Your First Book Proposal

So, you have a great idea for a nonfiction book. You know what you want to write, you have personal experience and expertise in your subject matter, and you are absolutely passionate about your topic. You believe in your writing talents. There’s just one catch. You’ve never actually written a book. What…


Added by Susan Walters on August 25, 2015 at 2:00am — No Comments

Author Sarah M. Johnson Announces Book Signing in Roseville, MN

August 24, 2015 (Roseville, MN) – Sarah M. Johnson announced today that she will be at Barnes & Noble in Roseville, MN on September 12, 2015 at 2:00PM to meet with readers and sign copies of her new book Life is Beautiful: How a Lost Girl Became a True, Confident Child of…


Added by Kelsey McBride on August 24, 2015 at 5:44pm — No Comments

The Catch-22 of Memoir Writing

When I started to write The Butterfly Groove, which follows my search for answers among my mother’s mysteries from her past, a decade after losing her, I had a hope that I set too high on my list of Miracle Writer Tactics. Not only was I going to write a great book…


Added by Jessica Barraco on August 21, 2015 at 4:00pm — 10 Comments

Book Publishing Secrets: A Conversation with Michelle Beber

We’re talking to authors from all walks of life about their experiences in publishing their book.  Some have smooth paths, some rocky, but they all share a common goal – to see their name on the cover of their creation.  It’s interesting to read what path they decided to take to get there and my guest today is here to tell everyone what she did in order to make it all happen so that other writers will learn a little something from the experience. 

Today we are talking to Michelle…


Added by Dorothy Thompson on August 18, 2015 at 2:09pm — No Comments

Book Giveaway and Interview with Humorous Christian Author Gay N. Lewis

This week we have a totally new kind of novel about an angel who comes down to earth and helps people get together who are meant for one another. Here is the scoop about it.

Book Giveaway August 17 - 29: You have a chance to win one book from the Sarah Series.


Sarah, a dyslexic angel, arrives from The Heavenlies to unite couples into lasting relationships.  Problem? Well, Sarah is always lost, loves red stilettos and falls down often.  When she…


Added by Linda Weaver Clarke on August 17, 2015 at 9:16am — No Comments

Book Marketing Is a Numbers Game

After years of referring to herself as a "professional dater," a good friend of mine finally tied the knot last summer. She was, of course, joking about her title, but in a way it was true! She was determined to find the right match for herself, so she dated and dated and dated until she found him. To her, meeting the one was essentially a numbers game, and she was right. She played it until she got what she wanted.

Book marketing, like sales - and dating - is also a numbers…


Added by Maria Murnane on August 17, 2015 at 8:11am — No Comments

#BabyLove: My Social Life by Corine Dehghanpisheh

#BabyLove: My Social Life is a children’s picture book written and illustrated by Corine Dehghanpisheh.


Synopsis: "Click." "Tap." Tag and Post. An adored baby tells a modern tale about life in today's digital world. #BabyLove: My Social Life highlights the social phenomena of…


Added by Kelsey McBride on August 14, 2015 at 11:16am — No Comments

Chickadees, Bumblebeez, Pussy-Willow Trees and Two-And-A-Half

Chickadees, Bumblebeez, Pussy-Willow Trees and Two-And-A-Half, by Jeffrey Politsky, is a children’s book of adventure. It is recommended for ages 4-9.


“Kids who still have their parents read to them really like the book, as do kids who are independent readers,” says…


Added by Kelsey McBride on August 14, 2015 at 8:31am — No Comments

Need an editor for your book?

Need an editor for your book? We have heard great things about Janet Angelo, an Editor at IndieGo Publishing. Janet is a perfectionist of an editor with more than ten years of experience, and her rates are reasonable. Check out her portfolio of edited books on Reedsy, just a small sampling of the hundreds of books she has edited for independent authors:

Added by Kelsey McBride on August 13, 2015 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Before Starting Your First Book

    Deciding to write a book is the easy part, everything gets difficult from there on, but I thought I'd share some tips with you before you get started on writing your first book.

 First, you will need to decide whether you will be writing in present, past, third person omniscient, third person objective, or third person limited omniscient. Research what these mean before starting.

 Main character. You don’t have to have his/her personality figured out entirely--you…


Added by Ashley Earley on August 11, 2015 at 1:30pm — No Comments

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