• #MagicalMarketing,  Marketing,  Uncategorized

    How Book Marketing is Like Flirting, Dating, and Getting Engaged

    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 cover: the front and back of your book. It describes marketing in terms of what people see when they pick up the book or scroll through a pile of possible reads on Amazon or Goodreads. This is often your first contact with readers outside your mom and a close circle of friends. Marketing is like…

  • Community,  Interviews With Authors,  What 10 Minute Novelists Means To Me

    What “10 Minute Novelist” Means to Me A Guest Post by Rebecca Waters

      When I first came to the 10 Minute Novelist group I wasn’t sure I would be a good fit. Ten Minute Novelist. What did that mean? Write a novel in only ten minutes a day? Sure. Use ten-minute intervals or snatches of time every day? Yes. Or was it for writers like me who can only sit still for ten minutes at a time? Of course. What I found was a community of writers trying to fit in their passion for writing into any bit of time they could carve out of an already busy schedule. I found an honest group of writers muddling through the process of writing…

  • Craft,  Discipline,  Motivation

    Aerobics for Your Pen (or How To Train Like A Great Writer) by Rebecca Waters

    Guest Blogger Rebecca Waters gives us practical tips on how be better writers.  Remember the writing exercises you had to do in your English class? You may have moaned and groaned in high school, but as you grow older you come to realize exercise is important in every area of your life.  I have said this before: Good writers become better writers when they write, just as good tennis players get better by playing tennis. Talking about writing isn’t enough. Do it. Get started every week with an exercise that would make your high school teacher proud. I keep a list of exercises by me. Sometimes if I am struggling…