Archive for November, 2009

Article Ideas for Freelance Writers

Monday, November 30th, 2009

I have readers who are authors and those who write articles for magazines. The authors are sometimes turned off by the blog posts related to article writing and the freelance writers bypass those posts meant for authors. So I try to create a nice variety. Today, I am speaking to my freelance writer friends. Authors, […]

The Challenges of Promoting Multiple Titles

Sunday, November 29th, 2009

Are you the author of more than one book in more than one genre or topic? It makes the tough job of book promotion even tougher, doesn’t it? Some of us with multiple book topics/genres have multiple blogs, twitter accounts, Google alerts accounts, websites, and so forth. We promote to different audiences in different ways […]

Authorship: It’s NOT What You Expect

Saturday, November 28th, 2009

Few things in life exactly meet our expectations. It’s rather amusing to realize that we typically view things from at least two perspectives. We have been given imaginations—so we visualize how we think something will turn out and then we may experience a totally different outcome. I believe this is the case for many, many […]

Sell More Books AFTER the Holidays

Friday, November 27th, 2009

More people turn to their computers during holiday weeks. I have nothing to corroborate this statement, but I sure experience more activity at my blog and website during the few days after Thanksgiving, Christmas and even New Year’s Day. The weekend following Thanksgiving, we’re shopping. During the Christmas holiday week, we’re playing and exploring and […]

How Writers and Authors Give Thanks

Thursday, November 26th, 2009

This is a good time to thank those who help you in your writing/publishing career. Who am I suggesting that you thank? And why? All of those individuals who have given you a leg up, provided help/information when you needed it or in some other way supported your success as a writer/author. We tend to […]

The Error of the Author’s Way

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009

Are you pursuing your dream to be a published author? How long have you had this dream? What steps are you taking toward achieving your goals? If you are methodically and carefully jumping hurdles, working through challenges and moving toward your publishing goals, congratulations. If you are still viewing those goals from the starting side […]

What’s in a Book Title?

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

Do you ever choose a book by its title? I know that we’ve discussed titles before, but there is a lot to be said about a book (or an article) title. As titles go, there are excellent ones, bad ones and many levels in between. A title is sometimes subjective—while some people love it, others […]

What Do You Bring Home From a Writers’ Conference?

Monday, November 23rd, 2009

As you know, I’ve been traveling this week. It took me 11 hours to get to White Plains, New York Thursday and another 11 hours waiting in airports, changing planes and flying yesterday to get back home. (My luggage caught up with me hours later.) Is it worth the expense, time and (perceived) hassle to […]

Benefits of a Writers’ Conference

Saturday, November 21st, 2009

I’m preparing to start day two of the Cat Writers’ Association conference in White Plains, New York. I have to tell you there is nothing better than traveling a long distance to participate in a conference and then really enjoying the experience. This is a well-run event with lots of nice surprises and perks. The […]

From the Cat Writers’ Conference in New York

Friday, November 20th, 2009

I arrived here in White Plains from California yesterday evening after a long day of traveling. I got to visit 4 airports all together—Santa Barbara, Denver, Chicago (O’Hare) and White Plains. All of those plane changes make for a long day. I just finished speaking to a group of 25 or so on how to […]