Four Secrets to Writing a Blurb for a Sequel

We discussed how to write a blurb in general┬áhere, and today I want to talk about a specific blurb challenge: writing one for a sequel. When you write a series, you're always juggling the backstory. How much information about the books that come before have to be included? Will they stand alone or make no … Continue reading Four Secrets to Writing a Blurb for a Sequel

Editorial Reviews: What They Are and Why You Might Want One

Over the weekend, I've been learning a lot about the editorial review process (no, not the most typical thing to do on warm summer days, I know), and I've discovered that when we say "someone reviewed a book," it can mean one of two things. They read it and wrote a reaction. This is what … Continue reading Editorial Reviews: What They Are and Why You Might Want One

Deals on All Things Writerly!

Just wanted to share a link for half priced gift certificates from book cover designers, editors, and other providers of writing services. My book coaching is listed there as well, so if you were looking for a deal off a larger package (one long novel or perhaps two or three shorter ones), you can find … Continue reading Deals on All Things Writerly!

Flashback Friday: What Stories Should We Read?

As part of the ongoing "Flashback Friday" series, I am reposting content from this blog's archives. An article on this subject was originally posted in May 2014. It seems that, in general, the stories that get read the most are those that manage to get a number of people talking about a book, or those … Continue reading Flashback Friday: What Stories Should We Read?

Special Opportunity for All My Readers…

For all of you who have published a book and are looking to reach new readers, I'm pleased to announce a special opportunity. Ryan Lanz over at "A Writer's Path" has teamed up with me to offer an extra 2 bonus weeks on all 90 day advertisements for his three websites: "A Writer's Path," "All … Continue reading Special Opportunity for All My Readers…

Calling all bloggers, within the sound of my voice…er, reach of my words?

I've been busy working on revising and rewriting the first few novels in my science-fiction/fantasy series, and while it's been going very well, I've been feeling a bit disconnected lately from you, my readers and fellow bloggers. So I propose a blogging potluck. Everyone brings a dish to share (in this case, a link of … Continue reading Calling all bloggers, within the sound of my voice…er, reach of my words?

Networking–Real or Fake? #atozchallenge #networking

  One of the best things about the A to Z blogging challenge is all the networking that takes place--the visiting of other blogs, the comments, the new thoughts being exchanged. In my experience with blogging, there are two kinds of networking: Fake and Real. Superficial or Genuine. Superficial Networking:┬áThis is where we stop by … Continue reading Networking–Real or Fake? #atozchallenge #networking