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Freelance Writing Advice, Marketing & Platform Building

Mistakes and Misbehavior That Can Kill Your Writing Career

Professionalism

When you’re a writer, you depend on other people for most of your work. You need clients, editors, agents and other industry professionals to trust you, value your work and recommend you to others. Without people who like you and want to help you, you’re dead in the water. That’s why you never want to …

Threads of the Moirae Series

Broken Fate Has a Cover!

Today I’m proud to reveal the cover for Broken Fate! The good people at Clean Teen Publishing have designed a fabulous cover and I can’t wait to hold it in my hands. Sadly, I have to wait until April 18, 2016 for that to happen, but time is flying by so it won’t be long. …

Marketing & Platform Building, Publishing Tips & Topics

Organizing Your Own Book Tour

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Unless you’re super famous or your publisher has big dreams for your book, you probably won’t be given your own, paid-for book tour. If you’re self-published, you don’t even have a chance of having someone pay you to tour. So what do you do if you want a book tour to be part of your …

Books, Reading, & Libraries

Library Haul & Reading List 9/18/15

Library Haul & Reading List 9/18/15

This week’s list is a hodgepodge of sci-fi, biography, realistic YA and fantasy YA. Just another week of eclectic reading. A lot of the fall books that I’ve had on hold for months are finally rolling in, which is a good thing because I’ve maxed out the number of holds I’m allowed to have on …

Publishing Tips & Topics

The Pros and Cons of the Expanded Storyverse

Story

Recently, The Atlantic ran an interesting piece about J.K. Rowling and her constant “tweaking” of the Potterverse. It compared her to George Lucas, whose constant fiddling with the Star Wars universe (adding new scenes to the movies, editing in new characters, “Greedo shot first,” etc.) eventually led fans to turn on him and actually rejoice …