Archive for January, 2006

When the Book Promotion Well Runs Dry

Friday, January 27th, 2006

Do you ever feel as though you’ve been up and down every promotional street, avenue and pathway in every world city and you’ve come to that dreaded dead end? You wonder “Where do I go from here?” You feel as though you’ve tapped into every possible promotional opportunity available for your particular book and now […]

Has Your Writing Recovered From the Holidays?

Sunday, January 22nd, 2006

We’re entering the fourth week of January 2006. The holidays are over. Are you back to work on your writing project? Is your freelance writing business picking up? Or are you having trouble getting started? Here are some suggestions designed to help you get back in the groove or get your groove back. 1: Schedule […]

How to Promote Last Year’s Book

Wednesday, January 18th, 2006

Most authors put a lot of time, energy and money into book promotion during the first year after publication. And then what happens? Some of us get involved in writing and promoting other books. We get back to our paying jobs. We take a little well-deserved time off. We sit back and hope to enjoy […]

Writing Away From Home

Monday, January 9th, 2006

Where do you write? Do you have an office where you always go to do your writing? Or do you like to take pen and pad to a lovely spot somewhere for inspiration? Maybe you write using your laptop during your lunch hour, while watching your kids’ soccer practice or when you should be relaxing […]

Help Yourself Achieve Writing Success

Friday, January 6th, 2006

You subscribe to writers’ newsletters and magazines. You join publishers’ organizations. You even enroll in online and face-to-face classes. But do you follow through? Do you read those newsletters, network with others in the organizations and participate in the class assignments? Many of you—if you are honest with yourself—must truthfully respond with a sheepish, “no.” […]

Right Way to Publish a Book Course

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2006

I just wanted to let you know that I’ll be teaching a 3-week workshop in Ventura, CA in February and March based on my new book, The Right Way to Write, Publish and Sell Your Book. Sign up at the Focus on the Masters Web site at http://www.focusonthemasters.com/classes/classes.html Location: 1141 E. Main Street in Ventura, […]

Goal-Setting for Writers

Monday, January 2nd, 2006

As a freelance writer or author, you probably set goals, meet them and set new ones several times throughout the year. Or maybe you casually consider setting goals and then never realize fulfillment. Well, here is your opportunity to get it right. The turning of the twelve-month calendar signals the traditional time for goal-setting or […]