This post isn’t about Amazon. I mean, it _is_ about Amazon, but it isn’t. It’s bigger than that, about having more ways to get your work out there in front of your people. I love supporting local businesses and small businesses (I am one!). Amazon doesn’t need me to post about them to drive traffic their way. This is just a useful post for those curious what it’s like as they consider the myriad of options out there. A few months ago, I tried Bryan Cohen’s Amazon Ad challenge, where he step by step walks through setting up multiple Amazon Ads and what the next steps are to keep growing it. Here are a few of the things I loved about it as I dug in....
Nothing is wasted
If you feel like you're stuck in the wrong place, or living the wrong life, or 20 steps behind where you planned reaching toward that elusive dream....nothing is wasted...
How I became a bookworm, an author, and generally obsessed with creative fashion
I outwardly said I didn't want, didn't care about, wasn't interested in. While inwardly, I think a lot of it was actually doubt that I could do it up to my own or anyone else's standards. So I gave up. Until...
GUEST POST: Five minutes in the mind of a writer by Megan Fatheree
Sometimes you wake up with your mind completely blank. Other times, you wake up with a serial killer in your head. Welcome to five minutes in the mind of a writer.
In Defense of Ghostwriters
Awhile ago Olivia J. guest-posted on my blog about concerns with the idea of ghostwriters, while I posted my defense of ghostwriters on her blog. Check out Olivia’s reservations about ghostwriting, and then see why I think ghostwriting has an important place in the literary universe: What makes ghostwriters the bomb-diggety: Ghostwriters aren’t quite… Continue reading In Defense of Ghostwriters
Would an email newsletter by any other date smell as sweet?
If my monthly email newsletter goes out on the: 1st - wouldn't the 1st be when everyone sends out their monthly newsletters? So then that bogs down people's inboxes and they only read their top 2, right? Let's see, I have 5 emails from December 1st...did I read them all? Would I read another? … Continue reading Would an email newsletter by any other date smell as sweet?
13 tools for editing your book
When a character stalks an author…
Julia. I have neglected Julia far too long and she’s appearing everywhere. Haunting me in the people I meet, the clothes I wear, the stories I hear. It’s funny how the pieces of a person just fall into your lap when you’re busy attending to other things. It started with Julia. No, not… Continue reading When a character stalks an author…
When a murderer won’t shut up at 3am
Have you heard of “If on a Winter’s Night a Traveler”? by Italo Calvino. Very interesting book, written in the second person. Saying “You do this, you do that.” Not “I” or “he”, it’s about “you.” And “you” pick up a book at the bookstore, start reading and get enthralled in the tale, then suddenly… Continue reading When a murderer won’t shut up at 3am
What the L’s in a PenName: Cont.
What other factors do writers think of while considering a pseudonym? Last week I wrote a brief synopsis of how I came up with my pen name. Inspired by a couple great questions from Josh in the comments, this week I wanted to bring up 3 things writers think about that we have little or… Continue reading What the L’s in a PenName: Cont.