We all know the legend of Jack London the adventurer and prodigious writer. He is held up to authors as the epitome of the writer’s work ethic, publishing 50 fiction and non fiction books and hundreds of articles. He made his living by writing and always, always writing at least a 1,000 words a da
The goal for every writer has to be writing a book so compelling that readers can’t put it down. Using foreshadowing can help you create that kind of suspense, because it hints at what comes later and motivates the reader to find out what that drama or secret is. Foreshadowing can also convey information that helps readers understand future events.
Stephanie Chandler, founder and president of the Nonfiction Authors Association, will interview me on how to write better nonfiction on Wednesday, September 10, 10am Pacific. I’ll present tips on good writing that apply to...
The day has finally dawned! After all your hard work and endless rounds of submissions, you have a publisher that wants to publish your book. But when the publisher hands you the contract, should you just sign on the dotted line, or should you look it over first? If you did look it over, what would you be looking for?
Enjoy this inspirational speech from the film, Any Given Sunday, delivered by the excellent Al Pacino. Enjoy also Jamie Fix, Dennis Quaid, and LL Cool J.
I’m finally ready to share with you my new course, We’re All In This Together: Social Media for Fiction Authors. This 7-week online/teleseminar course starts soon! April 11th. Yes, we can do it together!...
Social Media Tips for Thursday… As you may or may not know, I’ve been blogging every day since January 1, 2011, and I’ve seen some cool results: * My site traffic has tripled, to nearly 2,000 visitors per month — woohoo! I know other bloggers are seeing higher traffic, but for me, this is awesome, and I celebrate my success! And my numbers keep going up the more time goes by!
Join us for this free monthly teleseminar… Each month I run a teleseminar on a topic of writing a book, marketing or publishing! Future months will included interviews with industry experts! Please join us!...
When do you ask for help? And I mean all kinds of help: financial, emotional, psychological, spiritual, etc. One of the traits often associated with artist and entrepreneurs is independence. Speaking just about myself, I am that gal who said from a very young age, “I can do it myself.”