How to Survive and Master Book Signings

Sell more books by mastering book signings

mastering book signings

Having self-published and launched three books last year, The Hallie McKinley Series books one and two (Trust Me and Identity) and Ghost Soldiers, I went from knowing virtually nothing to having success in marketing my books.   It’s an amazing feeling being an unknown author and selling one of your books to a stranger.  I get […]

Effective Book Promotion

Start promoting your book early

book promotion

Book promotion and marketing can begin as early as the moment you decide to write it. When that first idea comes to mind, you should begin some type of promoting whether via social media, word of mouth, your website, or blog. For many authors coming up with strategies of marketing and promoting are tough. The […]

The Six Keys to Writing Romantic Comedy

Getting your readers to laugh and fall in love at the same

romantic comedy

Getting your readers to laugh and fall in love at the same time requires a delicate balance, not a sledgehammer. A successful romantic comedy novel utilizes keen wit while drawing on the full gamut of emotions—and that’s where things get tough. How do you write a compelling story the reader will remember, with a backbone […]

There’s No Such Thing as Writer’s Block!

Or at least not writer's block that you can't overcome!

writers-block

Well, of course writer’s block exists, but you must admit the title made you want to read this. Creative writing means being able to write creatively, and while that seems to be one of those “duh” statements, sometimes keeping it simple produces some of the easiest and best reads. While working on a recent project, […]

How to Survive in The World of Writing

Learn the ropes even if you started from nothing.

What do you do when all you have is a manuscript? No finances (I mean none.) No knowledge of marketing. And no idea of what to do after you finished your manuscript. Well, don’t feel too overwhelmed by how big everything might seem if you are in that shoe. I was there and still is […]

surviving as an author

Be Descriptive But Don’t Waffle On!

Keep them engaged- not bored to death!

Bored woman reading a bad book

As a reader, I am looking for an interesting well-written story by an author who can describe people, places and events and draw me into the story. As a writer, I like to provide my readers with an escape – a few hours where they go into someone else’s life and forget about their troubles.  […]