I feel like I’ve had this conversation with my PR/marketing clients (and myself) at least a million times: Me: “You need a new author photo.” Author: “Why? The one I’ve been using is a perfectly good photo of me.” Me: “Yes, it’s a great photo of you. But it’s a posed shot taken at a conference.” Or, “But […]
Ever wonder if there are any RULES you should be following when marketing yourself / your book on Twitter? REUTS Blog Post by Veronica Park – Self Marketing in the Time of Twitter
Hey guys, I know I’ve been posting a lot of short stuff lately, but STAY TUNED for a more comprehensive look at what I’ve been up to lately in the world of publishing. (Spoiler alert: it’s a LOT.) Also keep an eye out for my upcoming “Marketing Monday” series, which will be published on the […]
I saw this today while I was updating my personal Goodreads profile, and I was like “OMG I’m in the top FIVE!!?” And THEN I looked at the top part and I was all, “Oh. That’s only for reviewers posting from the tiny tropical island I live on. Riiiiiight.” (Fail.) This, children, is why it’s important […]
LOL, I really should just change the title of this series to “Rhett and Link” video of the week. They just have SO many epic rap battles. Over everything.
Today’s snippet comes in the form of advice from the fabulous K.A. Tucker, author of TEN TINY BREATHS, among other great books. Here is a link to the full/original article, which is a guest post on Literary Agent Marisa A. Corvisiero’s blog.
Dominatrix. Dominatrixes? Multiple counts of Dominatrix. Sexy, submissive vampire with a taste for schoolteacher. Hilarious, sentient vagina. Enough said. Right? Here is a link to Mina’s author page.
Dear friends, fellow writers, and future readers, Rhett and Link are a PRIME example of why I prefer to write about the unsung sexy nerds and geeks of the Love Interest pool, instead of the typical rugged mountain man types. LOTR? ROFL. HTML? OMH.
Dear fellow writers, fellow career seekers, and actually… hell, just fellow human beings in general, Today’s snippet centers around a universal truth I have learned. As great as it is to have a supportive network of friends, or a wonderful spouse, or a great agent/editor/lawyer, government representative…whatever, Self-Advocacy is THE MOST IMPORTANT skill you should cultivate if […]
Because (apparently) I don’t already have enough weekly tasks that I forget to do… Introducing my new recurring post series: INSPIRING VIDEO CLIP OF THE WEEK! This week’s clip made me laugh so hard and then IMMEDIATELY start planning how I can fit a scene like this into my next book. IMO, every good relationship […]
First of all, if you’re unaware of what I’m talking about, MSWL is publishing code for MS (or manuscript) Wish List. Created by literary agent Jessica Sinsheimer, this social media / multimedia phenomenon essentially turns publishing upside down, in a good way. Here’s how I would describe it: Instead of a bunch of writers sitting […]
This might be the greatest quote in support of romance as a genre that I’ve ever heard. Nay, not a genre. A lifestyle. Here is a link to the original post, which is SO worth reading.
Today’s snippet concerns stalking. Specifically, editors. But I also think this pertains to agents. On behalf of aspiring authors everywhere, I’d like to thank Jennifer Crusie for this refreshingly cold splash of sanity. Here’s a link to the original post.
It almost feels like an understatement when I say that the online writing community has been a game changer in my life. It’s a daily blessing that I rely on, a source of inspiration, and a constant reminder that I’m not alone in doing all those bizarre writerly things I do. (e.g. talking to myself, […]
I’d like to thank the lovely and EXTREMELY talented Rhiann Wynn-Nolet for this little slice of sunshine: The intent of this award is to present it to someone who brightens your day either in blog format or in general and to have a little fun with giving up some summer secrets. 1. Favorite song with summer […]
This killed me. I’m not trying to encourage disparaging aspiring writers or anything…but if you’re having a bad day? Sometimes it does help to realize someone else’s is much, much worse. Brought to you by the anonymously hilarious agent behind SlushPile Hell.
Today’s snippet is about those damn shiny, happy people. Via Writer’s Digest: Here’s the link to the entire/original post.
***Disclaimer: I feel like I should start off by confessing that I rarely schedule my blog posts. I realize that this makes me very naughty, as I’m about to chastise the world for doing the same. But nobody’s perfect, so…please consider this post my requisite self-flagellation for today. (Flagellation? Flogging? Is that right? Whichever one […]
True, trolling around on Urban Dictionary can sometimes feel like you’re playing Russian Roulette with your own gag reflex, but it can also be highly educational and/or entertaining. Thus, today’s snippet: And here is the obligatory link to my source.
How it HELPS 1. You probably don’t subscribe to the ‘no words without inspiration’ school of thought. Or, better yet, you’ve trained yourself to become inspired on command. This is great, because so many others out there will spend countless hours sitting in front of their antique typewriters, sipping scotch and staring out of windows […]
Recently, I found myself in the extremely uncomfortable and very regrettable situation of signing up for a “freeview” (i.e. a free book, in exchange for an “honest” review) on Goodreads. Aaaaaand hating said book. And then realizing that I still had to write a full review. Because I promised I would. And wondering “WTH do […]
Today’s snippet concerns planning your career as an author, from literary agent Rachelle Gardner: Here’s the LINK to the original post.
Today’s snippet comes from the fabulous Brenda Drake, who talks about revisions after getting her first editorial letter. Here’s a link to the original article.
Are you truly socially awkward? Or are you simply pretending to be awkward, since Zooey Deschanel and Emma Stone made it cool? Find out for sure by taking this test! THE (ACTUALLY) SOCIALLY AWKWARD TEST by Veronica Park A. Give yourself ONE awkward point (each) if… 1. When you wore a dress to school, you had to […]