by Michael Mohr I want to talk for a fast minute about query letters. For those of you who don’t know what they are, or for those who know very little, this should prove to be a helpful post. Query letters are the first professional handshake between an aspiring author and a literary… Read More The Art of the Query Letter
by Andrea Lundgren This is part of the Insecure Writer’s Support Group blog-hop, designed to help encourage authors and foster discussions about writing topics across the internet and the world. This month’s question is “What pitfalls would you warn other writers to avoid on their publication journey?”
by Lauren Sapala I’ve launched three different books in the past couple years and I’ve definitely noticed a pattern. Every time I go into “launch mode” I tend to also go into “marketing frenzy,” which means I’m frantically researching, emailing, posting, and overthinking about my book of the moment. My main drug of… Read More Your Book Isn’t For Everyone, And Your Marketing Strategy Shouldn’t Be Either
by Samantha Fenton The right title for your book is incredibly important: It’s what you and everyone else will be calling it the rest of your life. The title is one of the first things people will ask for, and one of the first ways you’ll describe your book. But how do you title… Read More How to Title Your Book
by Doug Lewars It’s possible to learn quite a bit from other people’s writing. I’m sure everyone knows that but sometimes what you learn might be a bit surprising. For example, consider author Janet Evanovich. She consistently tops the New York Time’s bestseller list but in terms of pure literary merit her books… Read More Learning From Other People’s Writing
by Amie Gibbons Hey, how are those New Year’s Resolutions going? : ) No, I’m not trying to bait you or make you feel terrible about yourself. I’m trying to make a point. If you set goals, do you stick to them? I’m here to give you some tips on how to stick… Read More Want to Meet Your Goals This Year? Start Setting Definite Ones.
by Meg Dowell Writing is hard enough. Add imposter syndrome into the mix and it becomes the kind of challenge you have to remind yourself, quite often, is still worth pursuing.