It’s time to give the book blurb some lovin’ #writing #amwriting #romance #fantasy #paranormal

Nothing. I repeat NOTHING is more hated in the career of being an author than writing the synopsis and the book blurb. Nothing. Well, perhaps writer’s block, but some of the authors I’ve talked to say they’d take writers block any day… Read More

How to share your Amazon buy link #writing #amwriting #romance #fantasy #paranormal

Wait . . . what is the reason for this blog post? You mean there is a right and wrong way to share my Amazon buy link? Yes. The answer is yes. Have you ever logged on to Author Central and noticed… Read More

A Writer’s Life as told by Phoebe Buffay #writing #amwriting #romance #fantasy #paranormal

Nearly two years ago, I wrote a post called A Writer’s Life as told by Joey Tribbiani from the hit TV show Friends. About nine months later, I did another one called A Writer’s Life as told by Ross Geller, and a few… Read More

As kids we loved Pirates #author #writing #amwriting #bookpiracy #piratebooks

Growing up, we always had that romantic notion of a pirate. Even if a lot of movies depicted them as thieves and the bad guys, there was always that mysterious allure of the sword-swinging, treasure hunting pirate. And then, of course, Hollywood… Read More

How to Survive being an Author (Part Three) #writing #amwriting #author #romance

For our third, and final, part of this series, we are going to look into just a couple more things that every author needs to survive. Of course, there are probably more that I haven’t thought of, but I know that I… Read More

How to Survive being an Author (Part Two) #writing #amwriting #author #romance

Last Monday I posted my story about finding a blog that didn’t live up to its title on how to survive being an author. Due to the size of my post, I had to split it up. Who would have thought there… Read More

How to Survive being an Author (Part One) #writing #amwriting #author #writerslife

I couple of months ago someone shared a link to a blog post about how to survive being an author. Of course, once I saw the title I clicked on it, expecting either a really good article with some tips or perhaps… Read More

You Got What No One Else Wanted . . . #writing #amwriting #author #romance #fantasy #paranormal

“I got what I wanted. ~ Penny Chenery “You got what no one else wanted.” ~ Hollis Chenery There are two movies that I can pop in at anytime and my four year old will jump for joy, curl up on the… Read More

Ruin is a Gift. Ruin leads to Transformation #writing #author #amwriting #romance #fantasy #contemporary

When the movie Eat Pray Love came out there was one scene and one quote that struck me so deeply, that I’ve used it several times over the years if a friend was going through a particularly hard situation. “A friend took me to the… Read More

Reader Entitlement: How far is too far? #amwriting #writing #author

A couple of months ago I wrote a post asking authors how they would feel if Hollywood screwed up their books when making it into a movie. The topic came to mind sometime after the announcement that the last Divergent movie was… Read More

Things you should never say to an Author #writing #amwriting #author #romance

Every so often I hear a phrase, whether it’s said to me or I see another author comment about what someone said to them on social media, that just makes me want to shake my head. Of course, these people aren’t really privy… Read More

Do you need to “reset” yourself? #writing #amwriting #author #romance

“Do you ever feel you’ve become the worst version of yourself?” No? I guess it must be just me then. About a month ago, I woke up one morning and I just knew I needed to “RESET MYSELF”. I’d had a pretty stressful… Read More

Like for a Like: The Fake, The Phony, and The Counterfeit #writing #amwriting #romance #author

Ask any newbie author or any seasoned author, “What was one important piece of advice given to you?” and more often than not the answer will be “build your platform early, like before you even publish your novel, build your platform early.”… Read More

Thanks for the Free Book . . . Sucker! #author #writing #amwriting #romance #fantasy

There is a new marketing and promotional trend for authors that is growing in popularity. How long it’s been growing I’m not sure, as I was only introduced to it a couple of months ago, but whatever, it’s growing. So what is… Read More

The Paths We Take #writing #amwriting #WednesdayBlessings #Blessings #author

For this month’s blessing, I wanted to reflect on the paths we take. “Are you in the right race? Or have you accidentally drifted into a race that is mostly in vain? Are your best efforts going toward a race that results… Read More