21 Things You Need to Know About Writing as a Career Before You Quit Your Job. #amwriting

I know – I know! Geez, Steph, way to piss all over someone’s dreams. But I don’t think people really understand what it actually takes to sell and THRIVE as a self-employed writer, and a lot of that depends on Continue reading 21 Things You Need to Know About Writing as a Career Before You Quit Your Job. #amwriting

Preliminary August #DoMagick

I have finally figured out what I’m doing for my August #DoMagick Challenge.  The topic for the month is summoning. As you likely know, Daemonolaters don’t like, or use, the word summon on principle alone. You summon a servant or Continue reading Preliminary August #DoMagick

Author Events and How to Manage #random

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A friend of mine recently came to me asking for advice about attending an upcoming con. She wanted to know what authors (and other types of exhibitors) should do (and should not do) to make a con successful. She enjoyed Continue reading Author Events and How to Manage #random

More Author Mistakes #authorsbehavingbadly #marketingmistakes #cockygate

Ouch! Just when I think I’ve seen all the crazy, bad marketing mistakes out there – along comes another one.  These are gold to me. I’m actually teaching a workshop at a writer’s conference in September about cultivating the online Continue reading More Author Mistakes #authorsbehavingbadly #marketingmistakes #cockygate

Days 1-6 : A Rough Start #DoMagick

I have been focusing on trying to keep my stress levels down this month just because I know how bad January was. This month could be worse since by the end of it, we should be moving all the other Continue reading Days 1-6 : A Rough Start #DoMagick

Truths About Self-Publishing #writing #indieauthor

I recently had the unfortunate opportunity to run across another “old timer” who is under the erroneous assumption that traditionally published = better authors and better quality books. This antiquated idea is still perpetuated by those who make their living, Continue reading Truths About Self-Publishing #writing #indieauthor