Fellow Authors are Friends, Not Food/Enemies: A Healthy Perspective on Author Networking (Realm Makers blog)
Author networking is a great way to build and grow your platform for mutual benefit. You win, because you get community and connections (and yes, even friends). Other authors win, because they get the same deal you do! Your readers win, because they get even more books to read! Here are five ways to NAIL author networking!
Figuring out if what you're writing is what You SHOULD be writing comes down to honesty with yourself and your PUSH. Self-awareness is key to effective writing and taking on the market, your way! Use these four questions for clarity and focus.
Identifying and eliminating the boring parts in a story isn't a matter of following a checklist. The key to identifying those dull areas is a matter of understanding the genre conventions of your story, judicious use of beta reader and editor feedback, and creating the most intriguing narrative, voice, and characters you can.
A great plot is key to a winning book. Great plots are borne of polishing that first draft through revisions and editing. Here are seven checks that you can use to make sure your plot is hitting the mark and the market!
Are you writing from your passion? Or are you hoping that hitting trends and the latest marketing tactics will be enough? I did. I'm an infojunkie who likes to self-educate whenever possible. I was ready to crack the system and crank out the stories. Then I fell flat on my face.You don't have to choose between your writing passions and the writing market. What's inside you is critical to connecting to your readership and tribe.