Category: Writing

Thank you, Toni Morrison

As a writer, at this point, I’m a nobody. Even though, I have been writing for fun since I was twelve, I didn’t believe that what I was writing, who I was as a writer, even my place in American society as a Black…

A little more about Author me

Y. M. Nelson Author Banner

I thought this post showed a little bit more about me as a writer (and a bad comedian).

Facebook Groups: Good or Bad?

This morning I was invited to my millionth Facebook Group, and I have come to a revelation: I have no idea what I am doing in some of these groups. (And some of them I asked to be in. Shh, don’t tell anyone.) I’m…

Secrets to #pitmad Success

Originally posted on Sarah Nicolas:
As the 2018 Pitch Wars Social Media director, I’ve overseen a year’s worth of #pitmad events. (If you’re unfamiliar with #pitmad, it’s a quarterly pitch party on Twitter where writers tweet a 280-character pitch for their completed, polished, unpublished…

#TestWriter: Using Mailchimp (or, What the Heck am I Doing?)

First of all, thanks to all of you who subscribe to my blog, whether you’re engaged and commenting or just passively looking at my posts. You’re here, so thanks so much for being here! However, most of you are WordPress members, which tells me I’m really…

DIY…Writer?

Isn’t that redundant? Well… kind of and emphatically not.  There are a lot of tools, services, and companies offering products to writers, specifically to indie authors.  But most are new not tested, and some even border on scamming hopeful authors. So I guess the…

Podcast Confusion–Explained

So, everyone these days is talking about podcasts. Listen to my podcast, did you hear this podcast, I want to start a podcast… if you are (still) wondering what a podcast actually is and how to get it, here’s a great article. It’s a…