‘Every no brings you closer to a yes’ is an often told reply heard by writers lamenting their rejections. It’s nice to hear and gives struggling writers hope. Nice but not true. Here’s why and, more importantly, why rejection is not as bad as you think.
The author life includes big and little splurges to indulge our interest for a topic or to use in our research. As many of you know, one of the genres I write is historical fiction. What you may not know is that I love castles, especially medieval castles, which I did lots of research for The Impaler’s Wife. Everyone needs a castle, right? So I bought one…the only one I can afford. A European castle tour is on my bucket list too. What did you splurge on while writing a story?
Leave a comment and tell me. I’d love to know…and also know that I’m not the only one who does this. LOL.
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This week’s episode is about all the great things a stylesheet can do for you. How it can make your editing life a little bit easier and less frustrating and help you think like a copy editor.
Novel feedback often can really help you make your novel better, but sometimes the advice just doesn’t seem right. How do you know when to take the advice–even if it means a massive rewrite or reject the advice? This episode looks at the feedback dilemma many writers face.
Writers need a one-line explanation of their book– be it for an agent, TikTok, pitch, or just as a simple response to the “What’s your book about” question. Is is difficult to write? Yes, in the beginning it can be challenge because writers think in terms of scenes, whereas most people just want an understanding of the book’s premise.
Having too many characters in your novel confuses the reader and causes problems for the writer and the reader. Here are 7 problems associated with having too many characters for your genre’s conventions.
How you identify yourself when someone asks matters in ways relating to your writing goals that you may not have thought about. Are you a writer, new or beginning writer, a pro?
This video looks at the names we give ourself and why it matters to your writing goals.
Reading like a WRITER and not just for entertainment is an amazing way to learn about the writing craft and improve your writing skills. Writers need to read—we’ve all heard that advice—but that’s just 1/2 the instruction! This episode discusses in depth what it means to READ like a WRITER.
The secret to writing your first novel or many novels is finding a routine that works to get the pages written and also by making a consistent effort to learn the writing craft. It’s the single most important thing you can do make your ambitions and dreams of writing into a reality.
This is the first video of a series, Writing Routines, created to inspire and motivate you to finish your very first novel and/or continue with pursuing your writing goals in a way that works for you and your life.
What to bring, table set up, what not to do, and other do’s & don’ts to make your live book event a great experience to get you and your books noticed. Live book events are wonderful, but also scary and overwhelming. Your table can get lost in a sea of author tables.
It’s so easy for prospective readers to not even see lil’ ol’ you sitting at your table all by your lonesome. And yet this is your chance to engage and connect with prospective readers. Make the most of it!