Susana H. Case, author of Salem in Séance and Elvis Presley’s Hips & Mick Jagger’s Lips, built her poetry career one chapbook at a time before going on to publish full-length collections. Here, she tells her… Continue
Added by How She Does It on April 4, 2013 at 8:00am —
When novelist Charlotte Watson Sherman realized that she might not get to finish her book--her passion project--if she didn't reach out for help, she challenged her old-school mindset and--with the help of… Continue
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When Niki Tulk couldn't find a publisher for her book, she used the experience she'd gained as an indie music producer to create a Kickstarter campaign--and it exceeded her wildest expectations.… Continue
Added by How She Does It on September 27, 2012 at 9:04am —
When She Writer Patricia Dunn and her agent and friend, Alexandra Soiseth, became disillusioned with the traditional system, they decided to seize control of their publishing destiny--and they founded Alikai Press.… Continue
Added by How She Does It on July 19, 2012 at 8:00am —
Jenna Blum, author of The Stormchasers, takes a breather from the storm of promotion to share tips for living in motels, changing tires, and joining the Writers' Protection Program.
Ironically, I almost missed the deadline for this column about life on the road because I’m…on the road. I’m writing from an AmericInn in Sarasota, where I’m promoting my second novel, THE STORMCHASERS. I’ve been on the road… Continue
Added by How She Does It on December 1, 2010 at 1:00pm —
Candace Walsh, co-editor of the new anthology Dear John: I Love Jane: Women Write about Leaving Men for Women (Seal Press), comes to understand her true desires and, in the process, discovers her writing voice.
Right before I got married to my (now ex-) husband in the spring of 2000, my office’s secretary offered to read my palm. “Okay,” I said. She held my hand in hers, atop the gray Formica… Continue
Added by How She Does It on November 18, 2010 at 11:30am —
Publishing consultant Carol Hoenig peers behind-the-scenes of bookstore events.
Even though my counterparts worked from the Borders Group, Inc. corporate office in Ann Arbor, Michigan, the big wigs felt it was important to have a connection based out of Manhattan working directly with the publishers and their authors. Therefore, I was hired as a national event specialist, but worked out of the Borders… Continue
Added by How She Does It on October 21, 2010 at 8:00am —
Karen T., owner of EroticStoriesAndToys.com, explores how a little erotica could be just the thing for your career.
This summer I launched a website, EroticStoriesAndToys.com
, which features a monthly short story erotica contest with a bit of a twist. In short, every month I… Continue
Added by How She Does It on October 14, 2010 at 7:43am —
There are some book bloggers out there who have made it their business - literally - to bring authors and bloggers together. Florinda Pendley Vasquez (of The 3 R's Blog) introduces She Writers to a few of them.
I met She Writes' co-founder Kamy Wicoff
when we both spoke on the… Continue
Added by How She Does It on October 7, 2010 at 6:30am —
Courtney Martin, author of Do It Anyway: The New Generation of Activists, shares her dynamic journey with young activists.
I woke up on the morning of my new book’s publication feeling like I was marking the end of a wild and surprising journey. Which is strange, of course, since the day a book officially comes out is the day it’s… Continue
Added by How She Does It on September 30, 2010 at 8:00am —
Kathleen Rooney (left), co-founder of Rose Metal Press, an independent not-for-profit publisher of books in hybrid genres, with Abby Beckel (right), offers a few pieces of advice on running a small press.
Almost five years and ten books later, we’re still around, and are in the process of releasing our eleventh title,… Continue
Added by How She Does It on September 23, 2010 at 7:58am —
BlogHer's Catherine Connors embraces her love for the rant, and outlines six constructive tips for making your rant the best it can be.
I love a good rant. I love to read them, and I love to write them. I love to read them, because a good rant is smart and energetic and inspiring and often funny. I love to write them, because I get to practice creating something smart (and energetic and inspiring and funny),… Continue
Added by How She Does It on September 16, 2010 at 8:00am —
Laura Munson, the author of the New York Times best-selling memoir, This Is Not The Story You Think It Is: A Season of Unlikely Happiness, discusses rejection, the power of perseverance, and the hunger it all takes.
I love She Writes. It is such an important community for writers and one I wish I’d… Continue
Added by How She Does It on September 9, 2010 at 9:37am —
Twanna A. Hines, sex, dating & relationships writer and social media consultant, explains how "whoring it up" helps build your career. Don't worry. It's not what you think.
I started a sex & relationships blog, FUNKY BROWN CHICK®
, in June 2005. Five years… Continue
Added by How She Does It on August 26, 2010 at 8:16am —
How She Writer Kathy Jordan came up with the idea for a She Writes Twitter party, and how it’s all gonna work.
I’m excited to be hosting She Writers Launch Party, She Writes’ new monthly publication launch parties on Twitter. What exactly is She Writers Launch Party? It’s a chance to get together via Twitter to support and celebrate all of the members of our community who have published this month.… Continue
Added by How She Does It on August 18, 2010 at 2:00pm —
Author Cathie Beck took the digital road when promoting her memoir--with some interesting results.
Striking a book deal with VOICE Books in November of 2009 and then watching my memoir, Cheap Cabernet: A Friendship
hit bookstores across the country on July 20, 2010 is a saga that looks a lot like many other book authors’… Continue
Added by How She Does It on August 12, 2010 at 6:30am —
A writer and editor herself, agent Molly Lyons discovers that though timing is everything with your book proposal, the best thing you can do is to trust yourself, and your work.
It was love at first sight. Or at least at first read. The query letter was clear and lively and I immediately wanted to see the entire manuscript. I mooned over the mailbox, waiting for it to arrive. When it did, I was relieved that I… Continue
Added by How She Does It on August 5, 2010 at 6:34am —
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Do you really need a website? Warren Talbot, friend of She Writes and co-owner with wife Betsy of MWL Development, on how the WordPress platform can change your life…or at least help people find the REAL you through Google.
Added by How She Does It on July 22, 2010 at 9:30am —
With an eye on the erotic, writer and editor Rachel Kramer Bussel leads us through the nitty gritty of indie publishing.
Since 2004, I’ve edited or co-edited over 30 erotica anthologies, and in that time the biggest thing I’ve learned is that you have to be your own best advocate. With erotica especially, there isn’t a built-in support system for reviews save for a few select websites, and my goal… Continue
Added by How She Does It on July 8, 2010 at 9:30am —