What inspired me to write the Isles of Olympus series? Originally I thought I would only create one book out of this tale, but it grew to be so much more, and so a trilogy was made. I had toiled with this story idea for about three years before actually sitting down and committing myself to writing it, I wanted something that my children would read, and something that I would enjoy as well as I was finding it hard to find books to capture my interests.
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So you want to be a self-published author! Great! As an indie author or independent author, you have now entered the realm of great power and great responsibility. Experienced indie authors may just want...
When I placed my feet on the path of writing, I surrounded myself with teachers who were further ahead and could reach behind and pull me along.
This post could have also been dubbed ‘Balance 101 for Authors’. About sixteen months ago the first novel in my middle-grade/YA time travel series hit the cyber bookshelves. There was so much to do, and it felt like there wasn’t enough time to do everything.
[The 2014-2015 program is here: http://coaching.bethbarany.com/] I’m excited to share with you a new program I’m now launching for dedicated novelists: a 7-month Author Coaching Program with me and my awesome, talented husband, Ezra Barany, a bestselling author, starting August...
Artist Entrepreneur: S for Social Media— The Artist’s Alphabet Guide to Writing About Your Art by Aletta de Wal
The great promise of social media is relationship building. To build relationships, you have to go beyond broadcasting and get into more meaningful conversations.
Major confession time. I stopped blogging regularly a few days ago, and my traffic has been cut in half. And I started blogging more about a topic that is probably not that interesting to most of my readers: my new novel’s blog tour. So two major faux pas, but I’m just going to concentrate on the first one.
Many authors stare at me with a stunned look on their face when faced with the prospect of making new connections on social media. It can be daunting, confusing, scary even. We may think that we’re starting with nothing and that’s a scary prospect. But actually, we all already have a social circle. We just need to recreate it in a new place and grow upon that.
Many authors think they have to do everything in social media, but cringe when they think if using _______ . (Fill in the blank with Facebook or Twitter or blogging or another social media tool.) And that keeps us away from even experimenting. But actually you just need to get active in the one (or two) venues you enjoy. Because your passion shows through!
What Makes for a Successful Social Media Presence for Fiction Authors? Vision Drive Passion Clear purpose Excitement — All ingredients to a successful social media campaign. It — your success — all depends on what you would like. And it all starts in knowing what you would like!
Welcome to my Social Media for Author Tip Series, where I offer you tips to put into practice so that you can: Connect with your readers and get to know them Let them get...
Welcome to my Social Media for Author Tip Series, where I offer you tips to put into practice the your social media tips so that you can: * Connect with your readers and get to know them * Let them get to know you * Build your network * Create your author platform — Today’s Tip #6: Share — Share what? Share yourself, your humanity, your vulnerability, a slice of your daily life? Why? Because we all want to connect with each other, feel each other’s humanity, belong and be loved.