Archive for August, 2006

The Ebb and Flow of a Writing Career

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2006

What profession seems fluid; is ever-changing and completely unpredictable? My answer is: a writing career. I’ve been in this business since around 11: a.m. one sunny October day in 1973. Or maybe it was a cool December day. I don’t actually recall. But I do remember that it was in 1973 when I borrowed a […]

Novel Ways to Promote Your Novel

Saturday, August 12th, 2006

For most authors of fiction, the very idea of promotion is distasteful. It’s not uncommon for novelists to break out in hives or develop a nervous twitch when faced with the reality of marketing their books. As a published author, you know that you must promote your book and you scurry to find your comfort […]

When Authors Engage in Public Speaking

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2006

It’s encouraged. It’s sometimes necessary. Authors often engage in public speaking in order to promote their books. But not all authors are prepared and trained for this activity. And not all authors even want to participate. Let’s look at the scope of authors’ attitudes and aptitudes when it comes to public speaking. There are authors: […]