Month: May 2016

Freelance Writing Advice, Productivity & Time Management, Writing Tips & Career Advice

Making a Living in a Creative Profession

Creative

Many people are gifted in the areas of art, music, dance, writing, and acting. However, when it comes time to choose a profession, many choose to pursue something other than their creative gift. “You can’t make money as a writer (dancer, artist, musician, etc.),” they are told. Or the pressure to get a “real” job …

Books, Reading, & Libraries

Library Haul & Reading List 05/27/16

Library Haul & Reading List 05/27/16

This has been a quiet week. I haven’t yet begun book three in the Broken Fate series, opting instead to take a couple of weeks and work on another novel. My brain needs some time to dump Avenging Fate and get ready for book three, so what better way than to explore some new characters …

Productivity & Time Management, Writing Tips & Career Advice

Improve Your Concentration

Concentration cube

I used to be one of those people who could lose themselves in a book or task for hours. I could concentrate and focus on whatever I was doing until it was done. I took it for granted that this was just an ability I had. And then I started to lose it. Gradually I …

Books, Reading, & Libraries

Library Haul & Reading List 05/20/16

Library Haul & Reading List 05/20/16

There’s not much news this week since I’m in a lull, having just turned Avenging Fate over to my publisher. I haven’t been able to drag myself to the computer to start on book three. My brain is recuperating after a full-blown meltdown. I do want to say thank you to everyone who came to …

Marketing & Platform Building, Publishing Tips & Topics

The Pros and Cons of Street Teams

Team

Lately I’ve been giving some thought to creating a street team for my novels. If you aren’t familiar with the concept, a street team is a group of fans that (ideally) helps an author promote her work. What authors ask of their street teams varies, but may include: Posting reviews to major sites, posting on …