By Rebecca Waters You’ve written a book. You may have a publisher or agent. You may have decided to publish the book yourself. Whatever path you take, there are marketing decisions you will make that will help or hinder book sales. This post examines stuff not in your book. It is a look at the … Continue reading How Book Marketing is Like Flirting, Dating, and Getting Engaged
It is a truth universally acknowledged that a writer in possession of a good story must be in want of a publisher. It’s the age old story. You have so many hopes and dreams. You have all these wonderful stories to tell. You know that it will take an attachment, a proposal and perhaps … Continue reading Top 10 Things To Consider When Choosing A Publisher With The Same Care As A Jane Austen Heroine Chose A Husband
At the beginning of every summer, I post this little gem. If you need a way to improve in your craft, without breaking the bank, these this will surely help! How Can I Be A Better Writer? Can’t afford to take a summer writing class? Never fear! All you really need is a library, internet … Continue reading 50 Cheap And Easy Ways To Improve Your Writing This Summer
Today I release my first non-fiction book, Write A Novel In 10 Minutes A Day! You can purchase it or see the reviews here! This is the story of how I got the contract — it’s a great one! Also? I created a Facebook group for writers who have no choice but to write in 10 … Continue reading TODAY IS RELEASE DAY! Write A Novel In 10 Minutes A Day is NOW Available!
This Thursday, my book Write A Novel In 10 Minutes A Day will be released! You can order your copy here! Today’s Top 10 List is about some of the great advice you’ll find in this book! 1. This book will give you step by step instructions on how to write a novel that you work … Continue reading #Top10Tuesday Top 10 Reasons Why You Need To Buy “Write A Novel In 10 Minutes A Day”
In March, the Facebook writers group, 10 Minute Novelists, is ONE YEAR OLD! This group was inspired by the book “Write A Novel In 10 Minutes A Day” which just HAPPENS to be released on March 26. IT’s a BIG DAY! 10 Minute Novelists has over 1000 time-crunched writers worldwide who have discovered tips, encouragement … Continue reading You’re Invited To A Birthday Bash (And Book Release!)
Who wants more ideas? Who needs a brilliant thought? Who could stand a new insight? A fresh perspective? A story idea? Who needs more creativity? I know I do! I just wish I could turn on good ideas like I turn on the tap. It’s too bad our muse only shows up at inconvenient times … Continue reading March Forth! Eleven Tips To Help You Be More Creative!
In our series on Love Your Reader, Love Your Art, Love Yourself, we didn’t have time to discuss the importance of good design in your self published works. If you went to all the trouble of editing and proofreading, of character development and plot, you should put just as much care into your book’s first … Continue reading #Top10Tuesday Top Ten Links That Demonstrate Your Self-Published Book Looks Cheap & Amateurish
10 Minute Novelists is a community of writers from all over the world. Twice a month, we feature one of our writers. Today? It’s Jane Steen, author of House of Closed Doors and champion of Author Ethics. Welcome Jane! 1. How did the topic of ethics for authors become an interest of yours? It just started … Continue reading Author Spotlight: Meet Jane Steen
In 2014, I wrote and submitted my very first traditionally published book (and you can pre-order it here). The process of drafting, editing and submitting was nothing less than a constant fight with negative inner voices. I was a mess. But it’s done. And I’ve survived. I’ve written and published a book before, but the … Continue reading Neurotic Thoughts On My First Traditionally Published Book (Or The 9 Month Long Battle With Inner Voices)
On December 1, a group of women, and one man they affectionately call “the barkeep,” who call themselves the Writing Wenches pulled off a pretty major accomplishment. They released an anthology collection of twenty-one holiday themed short romance stories, in a single volume, called Unwrapping Love. It took months of coordination, effort, writing, editing, formatting, … Continue reading UnWrapping Love! An Anthology by The Writing Wenches (And 10 Minute Novelists)
Got a writer in your life? Don’t know what to buy them for the holidays? Here are 10 writing related gifts that I know I would LOVE to have. (Send this link to anyone who’s shopping for you!) 1. Your writer needs ideas! Make inspiration fun with a gift that everyone in your family can … Continue reading #Top10Tuesday Awesome Writer Gifts To Give This Holiday Season
My 10 year old son knows a lot about football. He knows the most obscure penalty calls. He knows who the third string quarterback is for the Raiders, what college he went to and why he’d probably be taken by Miami next year. He knows who won every Super Bowl, who coached the winning teams … Continue reading How Being An Armchair Analyst Can Make You A Better Writer (And Football Fan!)
Back in the late 70s and early 80s, I was a high school English geek. I was the nerdy girl who loved and debated every book we read. I was the good friend who helped with essays and theme analyses. I savored each minute of class and could have spent the entire school day reading … Continue reading Why I Write: Literature’s Role in the Teen’s Journey to Self-Acceptance, A Guest Post by YA Author Ellen Mulholland