Wanted: Writer with Armor-Thick Skin

Believe it or not, I am participating in Camp NaNoWriMo this month (that's a scene set-up; this is not about Camp) mainly because NaNo has made camp more flexible this time around: you can set page goals if you need to edit instead of write. And, I'm in edit mode. A fierce edit mode. This … Continue reading Wanted: Writer with Armor-Thick Skin

Book Marketing: A Cheap Starter

This article from the Self pub arm of Publisher's Weekly - The Book Life - is a good starter for indie authors who want to market but don't have a lot of money or resources.  I though about my self and my website re-launch as I was reading this, so I wanted to share it … Continue reading Book Marketing: A Cheap Starter

Career Self-Transition: Embracing being a Writer

Sometimes, you get to a point when a hobby is really not a hobby anymore.  You get to a point where you have to take yourself seriously if you want others to take you seriously. You get to a point where the work you put into something should be recognized, appreciated, rewarded.  I'm at this … Continue reading Career Self-Transition: Embracing being a Writer

From David Gaughran: ‘Who’s Pointing At You?’

For those trying to market a book (or books) on Amazon, this blog post (link below) by David Gaughran was eye-opening to me. Personal tidbit: I "yasiv-ed" (yep, I just made a verb out of yasiv.com) my only published book, and it's so alone in the universe. But then again, I've put zero marketing dollars into … Continue reading From David Gaughran: ‘Who’s Pointing At You?’

Writing Insight, June: Book Trailer Help (aka writing a screen script)

So I've read a screenplay script or two before, I've graded several (a former class project), but I've only ever attempted writing a screenplay twice in my life. And they were small commercial endeavors. My latest endeavor, a book trailer for my first novel will be my 3rd attempt at really writing in screenplay format. … Continue reading Writing Insight, June: Book Trailer Help (aka writing a screen script)