Your First Self-Published Book: How Accidents Happen
Your first self-published book – the decision may take you by surprise. It did for me. It was 2008. Since 1999, I’d traveled to teach my Novel Revision Retreat. The retreat’s workbook had grown from 30 pages to over 80 pages, which meant it was increasingly difficult for event coordinators to afford the printing. Then, […]
What is Voice? How would you define a writer’s voice?
WHAT IS VOICE? Voice is — – Voice is a way of telling that can “make events reverberate. (Thaisa Frank and Dorothy Wall, Finding Your Writer’s Voice) Voice is the key element in fiction, the one which, in effect, contains and shapes all the other. Voice is elements of the story. (Johnny Payne, Voice and […]
Category: How to Improve Your Book Sales by Choosing a Competitive Category
What category books do you write? I’m at that between stage of writing where I’m deciding what novel to write next, and I decided to do some genre research. Writers coming from the traditional world don’t usually worry about where their story falls as a genre because that’s the job of the marketing department. But […]
Introverts: You Can Do Book Marketing!
Book marketing for introverts is painful. These are the writers who only want to hole up in their cave and write. Why should they come out and face the world? They only want to write! And yet, if your story stays in your cave, you’ll never sell that book, which means you don’t have a […]
Kobo eBook Readers Coming to WalMart
Are you a Kobo reader? If not, you may be soon because Kobo ebook readers are coming to Wal-Mart by the end of the year. Read about the deal on Wal-Mart’s blog. This might be a perfect time to find out what your students will be discussing this fall and putting on their Christmas wish […]