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." Websites, blogs, Twitter, Facebook Author Pages, Street Teams, Google+, Instagram, go, go, go [...]

The Ugly Truth about the Big Book Deals #writing #amwriting #writerlife #writerproblems

After reading the news that John Scalzi, a Science Fiction author, just signed a deal with Tor Books for 13 books worth $3.4 Million dollars, it got me thinking about book advances. Now, before I go any further, one thing you ought to know about me is that I'm far from an envious person. It's [...]

Great Expectations of Fat Royalties #writerslife #writerproblems #writing #amwriting #romance

Recently, my friend Sabrina A. Fish and I met for a writer's day at one of our local hot spots. Before I arrived, they seated her and she ordered her drink while she waited for me. Of course, just as with every time we go there, as soon as she pulled out her computer, other patrons and servers stared. [...]

How to Lose a Follower in 10 days…. #writing #amwriting #writerslife #writerproblems

For the past several months, I've been following a particular author on Facebook. When I first came upon her page, she seemed nice, helpful, and open to promoting other authors while she was gearing up on the release of her debut self published novel. Her posts were light, funny, and the same as any new [...]