Tag: writer

Tips for Living With a Writer – One Word Wednesday

Okay so that’s more than one word, but I saw this neat graphic on writerswriter.com and had to share. Living with a writer is not easy. Or maybe I should say, living with writer me is not easy…. Read More

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Are you a Pogo Writer?

A writing career is different from other occupations. A writer has to make up their route to success. There’s no policy and procedure manual, no checklist for success. What to do and how to do it is solely… Read More

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Dates Trigger Emotions So Should Your Writing: 5 Ways to Write for Emotional Impact

Years after something happens, whether we were part of the event or not, we recall and react. I sent out a questionnaire to friends and family asking them to recall dates that spark memories. The responses were surprising… Read More

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ONE WORD WEDNESDAY – Finished!

All I can add to Hemmingway’s quote is AHEM! I finished the prequel to my debut novel, The Pendant’s Promise last spring. The sense of relief – wonderful. The shout of hallelujah probably heard round the world. Then my… Read More

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Primal Branding your Author Brand – Conclusions

Brand is both a noun and a verb. The verb suggests you do something to be branded. Once you publish a book, a writer is automatically branded, but branding is a fluid, ongoing process. The techniques of primal branding… Read More

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Primal Branding your Author Brand Part 2

In Author Branding Part One, we discussed of how to cultivate your author brand using principles found in Primal Branding. Readers have zillions of books to choose from these days. Author branding is important if you want readers… Read More

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One Word Wednesday – Ghostwriter

A ghostwriter is a writer who writes books, articles, or stories that are officially credited to another person. Celebrities, executives, and politicians often hire ghostwriters to draft or edit autobiographies. The pay varies. Interested? Read this: http://www.writersdigest.com/writing-articles/by-writing-goal/get-published-sell-my-work/how-to-be-a-ghostwriter

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One Word Wednesday – Editing Secrets

Okay so instead of one word I used two. Who wants to read a blog titled editing, but a blog about editing secrets? We’re all over it! Truthfully, I think this editing secret works for writing the novel too. Writers need… Read More

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One Word Wednesday – Writer

Love this poster that describes a WRITER so perfectly… This fabulous word art by Kathy R. Jeffords is available here.

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Your Name’s on the Book Cover. What Does it Mean? Author Branding Part 1

Nothing is more exciting than seeing your name on the cover of a book you’ve written. You’ve devoted hours and hours to the creation of your “baby.” Holding that book in your hand or seeing the listing on… Read More

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