Friday, February 15, 2019

Answers to Some of the Questions Authors Ask—I'm Ready for the Big Time!


by Traci Tyne Hilton @TraciTyneHilton

#5 in a series where I answer questions I suspect you are asking

Indie Author:How do I get a traditional publisher to buy the book I indie published? It’s awesome and I could really use the bookshelf space I’d get from going trad. Also, how much money should I ask for when they offer me the deal?

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Fall in Love With Social Media - 11 Things to Love


by Edie Melson @EdieMelson


Let’s face it, social media takes a lot of hard knocks and gathers a good bit of bad press. 

I know I’m guilty of thinking only about the drudgery of doing it, even as I acknowledge the necessity. 

But just like almost anything we have to do—or even love to do—there are good parts and bad parts.

Today we’re going to concentrate on the good parts!


Wednesday, February 13, 2019

PSL - Publishing As a Second Language – Networking Defined


by Linda Gilden @LindaGilden


The Oxford Dictionaries define “networking” as “the action or process of interacting with others to exchange information and develop professional or social contacts.” What a perfect definition for writers!

If you are just starting out, you may be wondering why writers even need to think about networking. Isn’t the important thing that we learn how to write, create excellent manuscripts, then share them with the public to help change their lives?

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Writing for Every Type of Reader


by Cindy Sproles @CindyDevoted

My mother is on the upside of 93-years-old. Weekly she reads two to three NOVELS. Not just short little novellas, but novels. Obviously, she loves reading. There’s no doubt it keeps her spry in her senior years. Her love of reading began to make me wonder exactly what draws her to read so intently.

It’s important to know there are two types of readers. Those who savor every word and those who read for the pure love of reading. The two vary greatly, so let's identify these reader types and what draws them into reading.

Monday, February 11, 2019

Tools for Writers & Speakers, How Writers & Speakers Can Use a Flip Chart Effectively


by Yvonne Ortega @YvonneOrtega1


How can writers flip the chart? Not their lid. If you have a breakout session or a small group discussion scheduled, you may want to use a flip chart. However, you want to do it with confidence and polish. 

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Remembering The Power Behind Our Written Words



by Edie Melson @EdieMelson

These words I speak to you are not mere additions to your life, homeowner improvements to your standard of living. They are foundation words, words to build a life on. Luke 6:46-47 (The Message)

Saturday, February 9, 2019

Overcoming the Stress of Writing the First Draft


by Beth Vogt @BethVogt

“The first draft is just telling yourself the story.”
Terry Pratchett (1948-2015), English fantasy author

We writers tend to stress about our first drafts.