Doing some publishing work. Trying to get the 2 books in a collaborative series I’ve worked on over the past (almost) decade ALL OVER THE WEB. The first one has been out for a while, but I’m giving it some love to other platforms in preparation of the release of the second. I’m trying out … Continue reading Booking, publishing, and would like some help…
Here's an intriguing call for submissions. Thinking I might submit something myself. What about you? READ "A Call For Submissions — The Untamed Places"
I read this article lately, and it got me thinking about some of my recent decisions about my story sharing. I'm greatly summarizing this article, but basically, giving away free stories is bad for the indie industry overall and it devalues your own work. There's actually a lot to unpack in the article, and I … Continue reading ✉️ RE: FREE is killing indie. (An urgent warning)
I've been meaning to write about this for some time, but just haven't made time for it. And since I've been going through some manic and seasonal depressive episodes, making it hard to stay focused and do ANYTHING of relevance, I figure I might as well just hyper focus and do some writing. Why the … Continue reading Using Google Keep during my writing process
Hey fellow writer types... do you have any big, lofty goals for 2019? If not, you probably should. In the very least, plan to keep at it. But I really wanna hear what you have planned. And how you plan to accomplish those goals. So sound off in the comments. Maybe we can all learn … Continue reading What’s your 2019 writing plans?
This is a really good, simple approach to building your author platform. Something I myself am having to rethink and start over at doing, because mine was on Google+. Please read the full post, it’s solid and short and sweet.
There are some truly wonderful and very comprehensive articles out there that discuss ‘how to build a successful author platform’ and also the many reasons why you should do so ASAP. But I’m just gonna keep it simple for you (and short), because simple and short has worked for me.
When building your author platform, the four most important things you need to do are:
1) choose ONE social media account to focus on
2) enjoy it
3) consistently use it and;
4) grow it.
In my opinion, if you try to develop multiple accounts at the same time, you’ll:
a) get stretched too thin trying to manage everything and;
b) your author platform/s will therefore suffer.
It’s like catching a train. You don’t stand on the platform waiting to board 10 trains do you? No, you’re waitng for one train and one train only. And once you catch that…
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Been swamped a lot lately. Trying to do too many things in a limited amount of time and burning myself out. It's a miserable feeling. Need to give myself a little relaxing time to breathe and rejuvenate. https://twitter.com/TheTweetOfGod/status/1060967359421116416 Side note... I have been working on a new story. A freebie, and horror. Been working on … Continue reading That burnt out feeling
This month I've been participating in my first ever beta readership. It's something I've been curious about lately, but had never done. Since I've been working on the first in a series of books, I figured now would be the best time to tap into that feedback machine. Learn a little something about my first … Continue reading My first beta readership and new logo
A new order came across my phone's notifications, excited I clicked through to the Fiverr app. Ready to kill a new victim, fictionally of course. To my surprise, the victim was going to be longtime friend (since high school), Benjamin Little. If you're new to reading one of these short stories, here's a quick rundown. … Continue reading Benjamin Little and Bogart’s Opera (short story and opportunity)
I told you I had a big update on Mercedes coming, and it's huge. Big. Bigger. Enormous. Gigantuous. Okay, that's enough of that. It's just some really cool news. But I'm also wrapping this big update in Cellophane, which will make sense later down the read. She has a new home. What do I mean … Continue reading Mercedes has a new home, and she’s wrapped in Cellophane