And can we really go without the Monday Funnies? And once again (surprise!) I’m posting it on a Monday. Have fun with Maxine. Thank you for the smile, TSRA.
Day: May 9, 2016
More helpful body language:
Thank you so much for this active spreadsheet about body language! So useful, Kawanee Hamilton!!
Why Your Author Blog is Stuck & What To DO
Kristen Lamb posted about what to do when your author blog is stuck. She’s a fantastic blogger and one of my favorite authors, bloggers and supporters! Thank you, Kristen!
Ah the blog. Some of you might perk up at the word. Others? Blog sounds like some radioactive creature that hatched from a meteor and is only there to feed. Feed on your energy, your hopes and your dreams.
Many writers start the blog with high hopes, then a few months in? You can’t bear to go to your computer because the screen is a reminder of that shiny blog you started…then abandoned to the spam bots.
A blog done properly is one of the most powerful tools in our social media arsenal.
Twitter could flitter and Facebook could face plant, but the blog will remain. In fact, blogs have been going strong since the 90s and have taken over much of what used to be the sole territory of traditional media outlets. Additionally, blogging is the only form of social media that plays to a writer’s strengths.
View original post 1,526 more words
May/June 2016 Writing Contests
Thanks to the effort of Author Rachel Poli do we have a new upcoming list of writing contests – May/June 2016. Thank you so much Rachel for your great work!!
How Much Should You Spend On Self-Publishing Your Book?
Jen Owenby, Author, has provided us with an interesting infographic on how much we should/could spend on a self-published book. In particular for new authors this is so valuable! Thank you very much Jen!!
I received an article with this information and wanted to share. Although I didn’t use Reedsy for editing and my book cover, I found I fell within most of the pricing ranges.
One thing I didn’t see on this infographic was the Q&A time with the editor. I certainly had questions as I moved through the process and the last thing I wanted was to be left hanging if my editor said, “this doesn’t work in the plot.” I’ve worked with previous editors who would make a comment and instead of being able to ask a few questions you had to make the changes, submit, and pay again. I’m not clear what Reedsy offers, but if you’re looking for an editor, it’s an important topic to ask about.
By Maryann Yin on May. 2, 2016
Until Next Time…
» 15 Publishers of Mystery Novels That Accept Submissions Without an Agent
Silver Threading has provided us with a link to 15 publishers of Mystery Novels That Accept Submissions Without an Agent. Thank you so much Colleen for sharing these with us!! Fantastic!!
What the Mailman Saw Photos…
Chris, The Story Reading Ape has posted some interesting, hilarious and entertaining pictures. Thanks for sharing these! You rock!!