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 writer's block any day over having to write their book blurb. Why is it so hated? Several [...]

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

Wait . . . do 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 one of your novels was missing a review? Well, besides a multitude of reasons (which never are explained by Amazon [...]

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 months after that,  I did A Writer's Life as told by Chandler Bing. They [...]

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. If you missed PART ONE or PART TWO, just click on the links. So what is the first thing I'm going to list this week? Well, it's what gets [...]

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

In PART ONE we covered: writer friends and having a thick skin. So what's in store for part two? The first thing on the list is that authors need patience. However exciting it is to finish that novel, you have to make sure the story is fully done before you submit to a publisher or [...]

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 any time and my youngest will jump for joy, curl up on the couch, and watch from beginning to end. One of them is any of the [...]

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 shelved and would be turned into a TV series instead. I've always been [...]