I made a solid decision at the beginning of the year to no longer work with any outside publishers. There are two exceptions. The first being my friend Bernadette’s publishing house, 5 Prince Publishing, where Saving Sarah May (my first, Continue reading No More Outside Publishers. Period.
So one of the facts of life about any creative career where you are in the spotlight is you’re going to have haters. Not everyone is going to like what you create – and that’s okay. I often get emails Continue reading I Have Haters – Now What? #haters #writers
Having been a professional writer for many years, and having worked at my career for over 25 years, the one word I hate to hear more than anything is “exposure”. When I was young and aspiring, and desperate for publication, Continue reading The Myth of Exposure #AmWriting
We all know these people. They wake up one day, decide to start their own business, and when it doesn’t pan out immediately, they start whining how hard it is to be self-employed. I get it! I’ve been there off Continue reading The Whiny Entrepreneur
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
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
So it would seem this is an odd post for a writer to write for marketing and recruiting professionals, but I think they need a little help. So consider this post part of your career training. Take it from a Continue reading Targeting Your Audience for Maximum Returns #marketing #recruiting
“The current generation will be the death of us all!” – said of every generation by the previous generation. I keep reading article after article bitching about millennials. That is, the generation born after mine (Gen X). I’ve concluded, after Continue reading Another God-Damn Post About Millennials #generations #crazyoldlady
Earlier today I saw a writer posting about how someone she cohabitates with has decided that she doesn’t really work. Well no, not really. I mean writing, editing, blogging, social networking, texting, and sending emails to people isn’t work. That’s Continue reading No, Really, I’m Working!!
It’s been a few weeks since Brent Underwood’s article What Does it Take to Be an Amazon Bestselling Author? $3 and 5 Minutes went viral through the writing community. First I want to say that Mr. Underwood makes some fantastic Continue reading While It’s Sometimes a Scam – Sometimes It’s Not