If you’re an author, a writer, or anyone who pours their heart out in words for the world to see, you’re going to face setbacks. Criticisms, rewrites, delays, rejections, broken promises, and backlisting are just a few of the setbacks to expect. Many can’t be avoided. Some others can be. The trick is how you […]
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Advice From Pros: Andrea Kiliany Thatcher with Smith Publicity, Inc.
Andrea Kiliany Thatcher is the Publicity Manager for books and authors in the arts and entertainment field with Smith Publicity, Inc., a full-services publicity firm for authors and publishers. With experience working for publishing houses, magazines, and booksellers, Andrea as a wealth of publishing industry experience to her credit. Passionate about author success, Andrea is […]
The Importance of Editing
You either have a “love it” or “hate it” relationship with editing. I used to despise the process, but after getting into creative writing, I enjoy it. While I don’t like editing my non-fiction work, fiction editing somehow “feels” different to me. But still, I’m no editor, and yes, some of my emails are cringe worthy. But I […]
Writer’s Corner: The “Write” Resources
Occupational success requires the best tools and resources. This is also true for authors and writers. Though you may be thinking all that’s really required is a pen and paper, and while technically that is true, writing an article, blog, or novel you’ll need a few more tools to get it “write.” Sources: For instance, […]
Embracing & Generating Publicity
This isn’t something that comes naturally to every author. In fact, many authors shy away from publicity and only do what is necessary to get their works in the public eye. On the other hand, many authors enjoy the publicity journey. They step into it confidently and are willing to support those of us who […]
Advice From Pros: Lou Aronica with The Story Plant
Lou Aronica is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author with a vast number of titles to his credit. Lou has been highly recognized for his works, including winning the World Fantasy Award for his Full Spectrum Anthology. His industry experience includes working as an editor and publisher for Bantam, Berkley Publishing Group, and Avon Books. […]
Advice From Pros: Reagan Rothe with Black Rose Writing
Reagan Rothe is the found of Black Rose Writing, an independent publishing house established in 2006. The Texas-based publishing company doesn’t see authors as clients or just another number on a page, but rather as individual people, applauding each and every one and giving them a chance at their dream. Reagan was kind enough to […]
Writer’s Corner: 6 Helpful Tips for Creating Goal, Motivation, & Conflict
Your protagonist wants something, for a compelling reason, and needs to break through all barriers to get it. Ah, the ol’ GMC. For some, it’s a struggle, for others, it’s a breeze. While I’m no expert, I’ve gathered pearls of wisdom on the subject and plan to share more as I continue my learning journey. But one […]
Start With Your “Why?”
Go back. Way back. Back to the day you decided you were going to write a novel. Why did you make that promise to yourself?
Stepping Into the Negative Space
From posting your child’s graduation picture on Facebook, to sharing a business win on LinkedIn, there will be backlash. Whatever the reason, social media invites negativity. Thoughtless commentary and hurtful, snarky remarks go hand in hand with stepping into the social media space.